8 Great LinkedIn Resources for Job Seekers

Share As I mentioned in my previous post, 90 Days to Your Next Job, I have recently started working with a good friend who is re-entering the work force after 10 years of being self-employed and doing other things.  For the purpose of this series and out of respect for my friend, I will refer to her as Mary throughout the next 90 days. You’ll want to follow this series because at the end, in 90 days, Mary wi

90 Days to Your Next Job

Share I had a conversation tonight with a good friend who has been out of the job market for the past few years.  She’s been busy raising kids and doing other really important things.  But, as we all know, life is full of unpredictable twists and turns and now she has decided to rejoin the work force. She knew I had something to do with the internet and employment so she asked me to stop by and take a look
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Share Recently I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by a talented visionary by the name of Cathy Paper as a part of a fabulous workshop she’s created called “The Dream Job Lab“.  In a nutshell, it shows people how to identify their goals, skills, and passion to find their dream job. Cathy is one of those people who continuously gives her time, energy, and expertise to those in need as a way t
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Share Did you ever think that the reason you didn’t get the job is because of the things you said in the interview? As a recruiter, I’ve conducted thousands of interviews in my career and heard every good, bad, or indifferent response you can imagine to the questions I pose. Here are just a few examples and comments around situations I’ve experienced in interviews over the years that took a candidate
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Share After spending 11 plus years in the recruiting business, I’ve learned that the majority of corporate and consulting jobs have to go through a recruiter. So whether you like it or not, the recruiter who advertises and/or manages the job you are applying for is the gatekeeper to the hiring manager. I wrote a blog earlier this year that resulted in a number of job seekers using its content to be more succe
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Share Voting closes at 11:59 PM (ET) on November 17th, 2010. At The Jobs Guy we have two types of followers, about half of our audience is people looking for a job and the other half are recruiters and HR professionals.  Because of this, we try to balance our content between job seeking strategies and social media strategies and ideas for companies trying to find employees.  Today I’m reaching out to you
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Share Every year in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, The Twin Cities Business Journal conducts a survey to determine the best places to work in our cities (http://tinyurl.com/38etpov). It is an honor that we can all agree is highly sought after and one that gives the recipients a leg up when they are in hiring mode. Every business strives to attract employees to make their organization flourish.  Great tal
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Share Part of my new recruiting role is to participate in job fairs as a way to attract and interview candidates to fill our openings across the US and Canada.  It amazes me how people’s preparation or lack thereof makes them desirable or undesirable in the first 5 minutes of the interview. All of the following examples are things I’ve witnessed in the past 6 weeks at job fairs I’ve participated
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Share I was talking to a friend of mine recently and he mentioned how upset he was at himself because he had squandered a golden opportunity to land his dream job.  He is employed by a good company, in a good job that pays him well and that he likes.  Nevertheless, my friend had come across his potential ”dream job.  It was the type of job he had told me he had long been looking for.  The lead came from
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I Have A Good Job, So Who Needs To Network?

Share For those of you who know and follow me,  you know how preposterous I think this statement is. However, I can’t tell you how many people have this mind set when it comes to networking. There are also those who believe that the only real reason to network is to set yourself up to find a new or better job. About 2 1/2 years ago my former company was sponsoring a business association meeting at it’s
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