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Job Search Trap: I Can Network Only by Going to Meetings

Here’s another job search trap: you think you can network by going to professional group meetings, mashups, informational lunches, and other kinds of what I call “background networking.” You need to do this kind of networking to expand you network. … Continue reading

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Job Search Trap: Spray-and-Pray

In Manage Your Job Search, I discuss a number of traps. A common one is “spray and pray” for your resume. Spray-and-pray is when you send your resume everywhere, without thinking of your target market. You are not perfect for … Continue reading

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Improve Your Social Networking Skills Posted

I gave a talk at the Action Networking group a few weeks ago. I promised to post my slides, and I finally have. Improve Your Social Networking Skills is up on slideshare. I do not claim to have the best … Continue reading

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Don’t Have a Zombie Profile on LinkedIn

Are you new to LinkedIn? Maybe you’re a new grad or in transition, or at the start of your job search? You aren’t sure what to put on your profile, so you don’t have anything? You have a zombie profile. … Continue reading

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Gather Data About Your Hiring: Recruiting Strategies

If you have not gathered data about your hiring activities, consider doing so. I find it useful to see how well I’m doing. This is especially important if you can’t find people and you want to know why. For data … Continue reading

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How to Ask for an Introduction or a Recommendation for a Job on LinkedIn

I have a large LinkedIn network. I have worked hard to build that network. I bet some of you reading this are part of that network! So it’s not surprising that I receive requests from people for introductions or recommendations … Continue reading

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Keep In Touch With Good Previous Candidates

You had a candidate you really liked. The candidate really liked you, but decided to take a different position. That was 2-3 years ago. You have an opening now in your group, and this candidate pops into your head. What … Continue reading

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Look for Candidates Where Your Competitors Look for Similar Candidates

I had lunch a few weeks ago with a very savvy senior manager. She gave me a great sourcing tip. She said, “I look for candidates where other people seem to find candidates like the ones I’m looking for.” This … Continue reading

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A Hiring Manager’s Starting Guide to Twitter

One of the things that’s so hard about hiring these days is that it’s so dependent on your personal network. LinkedIn is part of your network. Twitter has to be a part of your network. As part of the updated … Continue reading

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A Jobseeker’s Starting Guide to Twitter

If you are looking for a job, you can’t ignore Twitter. It’s a great source of job leads. You don’t need to have a Twitter id. But, you do need to know how to search Twitter. Learn to Love Hashtags … Continue reading

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