Top Career Trends, Mid-2012

Posted by on June 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Well, here we are, already kicking off the sixth month of the year. Now, as we reach the midway point of 2012, it’s time to take a look at where your career is at. Are you where you hoped you would be when the year started? Are you managing the changes in the market? Before […]

The Future of Networking is in the Palm of Your Hand

Posted by on May 18, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Did you know that, on average, people spend more time using Facebook and Twitter on their mobile phone than they do on computers/laptops? As this article and report point out, it’s true. Now, we’ve looked at how Twitter and Facebook can play into your networking approach before. But as I’ve pointed out, Linkedin is still […]

How To Use Twitter In Your Job Search

Posted by on April 24, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Twitter continues to be a polarizing social media channel when it comes to the job hunt. So many people tell me, “David, I don’t get Twitter. I think it’s overwhelming and I don’t see how it could ever help me find a new job.” I get why they say this. Twitter has its own language. […]

Linkedin Is Still The Promised Land For Recruiters

Posted by on April 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Not too long ago we looked at why Facebook is relevant to hiring managers and recruiters. And while it’s still important to maintain your presence on Facebook (and Twitter, too), a recent survey by Bullhorn, Inc. makes it very clear that Linkedin is where recruiters expect to find the most success in finding the right […]

The Experts Are Betting on LinkedIn

Posted by on March 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm

As THE professional social network, LinkedIn continues to surge with new members and opportunities. And while it’s expected that copycat sites will keep popping up to try and capitalize on LinkedIn’s career social networking model, the experts at Goldman Sachs are predicting only more success for LinkedIn. Per this Business Insider article, Goldman Sachs has […]

Why Companies Are Using Facebook to Recruit

Posted by on February 7, 2012 at 2:02 pm

We’ve talked a lot about how LinkedIn and other social media tools are essential for HR reps and job seekers alike. But what about Facebook? While primarily considered a “social” tool, Facebook is quickly becoming a source of talent pool community activation. But don’t just take my word for it. Check out the below infographic […]

Linkedin Boot Camp For Visual Learners

Posted by on November 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm

We’ve talked about Linkedin a lot here, and for good reason – it’s the way to network now and for the foreseeable future. But if you’re still wanting to fully understand the what’s, why’s and how’s, here’s a great infographic (I can’t go TOO long without posting a good infographic!). Any surprises here for you […]

How Do Recruiters Use Social Networks To Screen Applicants?

Posted by on October 26, 2011 at 9:14 am

This infographic from Reppler pretty much tells the story!

How To Make Your Resume Stand Out Online

Posted by on October 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm

I just read an article from US News titled 6 Creative Ways To Showcase Your Resume Online and found it very inspirational. Ideas like introducing a video resume, developing an interactive resume and even activating your resume via QR code are fun, and will no doubt help you stand out. But the article also made […]

More Backup For Networking Via Social Media

Posted by on August 16, 2011 at 9:25 pm

As I’ve stressed before, social media is becoming a mandatory tool in networking. If you’re resisting new job searching strategies because they break your comfort zone, this is something you’re going to need to overcome. This article in the Tennessean showcases some statistics that prove you must play in the social world if you want […]