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The Future of Networking is in the Palm of Your Hand

Published on May 18, 2012 By David

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 […]

Meeting in Person Is Key For Managing and Networking

Published on May 15, 2012 By David

In the day and age we live in, email, text messages and phone calls are the norm in professional communication, be it a management relationship or a networking relationship. While this is a current reality, shifting your approach could make a major impact on your career and separate you from the rest of the pack. […]

If You’re Job Searching, Don’t Do It Alone

Published on May 9, 2012 By David

When you hit roadblocks in your career search, how are you going to respond? I tell my clients that not getting there is not an option – that we’re going to figure out how to get there and reach their goal. And from my experience, it’s easier to reach those goals when you surround yourself […]

Branching Out Your Network With Facebook

Published on May 1, 2012 By David

It’s true: some people network better for their careers on Facebook than on Linkedin. While that may defy logic (after all, Facebook has established itself as THE social network for friends while Linkedin is clearly THE social network for career contacts), I’ve had more than one client who found more success networking on Facebook. Here’s […]

How To Use Twitter In Your Job Search

Published on April 24, 2012 By David

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. […]

A Shocking Recruiter/Resume Statistic

Published on April 22, 2012 By David

Per this article and a new study from TheLadders, recruiters spend an average of six seconds before deciding whether a resume is a “fit” or “no fit.” The study analyzed the eye movements of recruiters, revealing their visual patterns. Per the article: In the short time that they spend with your resume, the study showed […]

Say Goodbye To “The One That Got Away”

Published on April 17, 2012 By David

If you’ve ever gone fishing, you probably have a story about “the one that got away” – the fish that, had you been able to reel it in, would be mounted on your wall, proudly boasting your achievement as a fisherman (or fisherwoman!). But by some stroke of poor luck, it simply slipped away. Most […]

Spring Career Cleaning

Published on April 9, 2012 By David

Spring came early to St. Louis, and I’m not complaining! The weather has been absolutely beautiful the past few weeks, clearly inspiring people across the city to get out for walks, sidewalk cafe lunches, yardwork – you name it! There’s just something about a change in season that’s motivating – which is why the concept […]

Scary Social Media Stat For Job Seekers

Published on March 26, 2012 By David

Maybe it’s a rant you blogged in the heat of the moment after a rough day with clients. Or it could be that picture you tweeted in which you had a cocktail in each hand and a reference to drinking too much (in 148 characters or less, of course). Possibly it’s posting a controversial comment […]

The Experts Are Betting on LinkedIn

Published on March 21, 2012 By David

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 […]