Tips to consider when evaluating your LinkedIn network
by Miriam Salpeter - Jul, 2011
What’s the most important thing to consider when building your network? Size? Quality of connections? Other factors? LinkedIn published a study that said men are better online networkers than women because they tend to have a greater ratio of connections compared to women. The study did not look into the quality of the connections for the various groups. But when it comes to networking, having a large network isn’t always t...
5 REASONS JOBSEEKERS SHOULD USE TWITTER
by Teena Rose - Jun, 2011
Think Twitter is a joke? Some say yes. There are great reasons for taking Twitter seriously, however, especially when one considers it a new job-search tool that hasn’t been fully tapped. Currently other job-search methods [posting your resume with job boards and emailing your resume to recruiters], what we might call traditional job-search techniques, are continuously eroding in effectiveness. In order to fully understand...
5 REASONS WHY RECRUITERS ARE USING TWITTER FOR RECRUITMENT — AND WHY JOBSEEKERS SHOULD TAKE NOTICE!
by Teena Rose - Jun, 2011
#1 Twitter is free; and with the cost of business sometimes being a hefty burden, even recruitment firms can’t resist the charms of a no-cost, useful online tool. For recruiters seeing a decline in assignments, free services such as Twitter can offer needed relief to a weighed-down operating budget. For jobseekers: Twitter is free, even to Jane and Joe Jobseeker. If recruiters are using Twitter to attract ideal job candida...
Facebook Networking Tips
by Louise Garver - Jun, 2011
Using Facebook for networking is not a new concept anymore, but you can expand your Facebook network extensively by joining some of Facebook’s professional groups. Do a Facebook search for the names of any professional organizations in your industry, company names that you might have an interest in working for, or general interest groups that are related to your preferred industry. Once you have joined these Facebook groups, b...
A Creative Way to Boost Your Executive Brand
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2011
The online world has plenty to offer the executive job seeker. Unfortunately, many executives either aren’t yet on board or don’t completely understand the benefits of boosting their brand over the Internet. One great way to get started is by guest blogging with Web sites in your field. Haven’t considered this as an option yet? Here are some reasons to get started on this venture right away! You Can Widen Your Audienc...
How having your own website helps you
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2011
I always think one of the most frustrating aspects of job search is believing you’ve “done everything,” but aren’t finding an opportunity. I’ve never met a job seeker who actually has “done everything,” though, which I think is good news! Most people are very focused on out-dated tools and spend a disproportionate percentage of their time doing the same thing, over and over, without different results. There are so many grea...
How to Get a New Job Using Social Media
by Debra Wheatman - Jun, 2011
Did you know that 85% of available jobs are never advertised? Yes, it’s true. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 15% of today’s career opportunities ever make it to the job boards. And – when they do get advertised, the competition is fierce. So why do so many job seekers spend so much time searching job boards for work? My guess is that it is the path of least resistance. It is easier to sit back and wai...
Social media: So what’s the point?
by Dawn Bugni - Jun, 2011
I don’t know about you, but part of my ability to learn new things comes through understanding the “why” behind a given task or project. I better visualize the steps needed to reach the goal when I know why I’m doing something. I want to understand the end benefit. My personal need leads me to share with you the whys behind why you want (dare I say, need) to incorporate social media into your job search and career growth strat...
Brand Story in a Social Media World
by Walter Akana - Jun, 2011
At the invitation of Sarah Behunek, Director of Alumni Relations, I had the privilege of doing a video shoot, with Tonya Riggs Clement, for the University of Colorado Leeds Business School. In case you don't know who she is, Tonya is one of the Everest Peace Climbers. In fact, she’s the twentieth American woman to scale Everest, and the fifth of just nine American women to have reached the top via the treacherous North Rid...
It's All in the Follow Up: What to Do After a Networking Meeting
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Jun, 2011
After a networking meeting, it's important to follow up with a thank you letter. Start out by thanking the individual with whom you met. State the specific advice and leads you were given. Say you will keep in touch and do keep in touch! Add the individual to your contact management system. Follow up with your network every month with an update on your search, pass along an article or other piece of information the indivi...
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