Category Archives: Networking

Using Social Media To Land A Job

More and more employers and recruiters are visiting social and professional networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn for the job search.  As the number of unemployed workers continues to grow, job seekers are using these sites to brand themselves to … Continue reading

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Cold calling companies and executives

In addition to networking with established contacts, it is necessary to take a proactive and aggressive approach to uncovering the hidden job market by finding and reaching out to companies and people beyond the scope of your existing network. As … Continue reading

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Looking for a job in a new town

The national economy is slowly improving, but there are areas of the country that are faring particularly well in this recovery.  While the deflated housing market and the likelihood of one’s home value being “underwater” is likely to prevent many … Continue reading

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New study confirms ineffectiveness of online job boards

As we have noted time and again in this blog, a passive strategy of sitting at one’s computer and responding to online help-wanted ads is among the most ineffective ways to find employment in any job market, but especially one … Continue reading

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Employers ask for workers’ Facebook passwords

As employers become increasingly selective about whom they hire, it appears that some are taking the bold step of asking applicants for full access to their Facebook profiles, which means handing over one’s username and password.  It is unclear how … Continue reading

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Overcoming Long-Term Unemployment

After months of slow, almost imperceptible job growth, private-sector payrolls are finally beginning to grow at a more significant and accelerated rate.  However, one group continues to struggle with finding employment: the millions of Americans suffering from long-term joblessness.  Their … Continue reading

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Think before you tweet

Social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter have significantly changed the job search landscape; in most ways, for the better. However, as demonstrated in today’s New York Times, there are definite pitfalls.  The article focuses on the problems … Continue reading

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