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10.10.16
Selfies on LinkedIn and 5 Other Social Media Tips
If you're looking to build a serious career, it's not enough to come to the job interview in a professional outfit. Your social media presence had better look the part too. Rest assured, hiring managers will notice!   In fact, over 90% of recruiters check candidates' social media pages. And two-thirds of them say that what they saw there has affected their hiring decision.   Here's a list of things recruiters most often look for on social media. Audit your own pages and make sure everything on them puts your best professional foot forward.   Profile photo. Ideally, this is a nice headshot taken by a professional photographer. It shows you well dressed and groomed, with a friendly, polite smile, against a plain background. Selfies, or any candid photos, will never give you the same level of competence, and any background scene is distracting.   Other photos. Specifically, NSFW photos, such as your bachelorette trip to Vegas. Take them down or make them private (only...
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7.12.16
How Will Microsoft's LinkedIn Buyout Affect Recruiters
  In early June, the world was surprised by the announcement that Microsoft had acquired LinkedIn. While it is unknown how far or in what ways their respective products and capabilities will merge, here are a few ideas that have been floating around the recruiting water cooler.   Access to LinkedIn's user database through Microsoft products. Imagine being able to import and sort LinkedIn candidates on an Excel spreadsheet, store their info in Active Directory, contact them through Outlook or Skype and keep track of their interviews on Calendar. What's more, recruiters using a LinkedIn API may find that restrictions on what types of LinkedIn data they can obtain are reduced.   Dynamics and Office 365 as recruitment management platforms. Recruiter, LinkedIn's own attempt at such a tool, has hardly been a stellar success. But a combined venture with Microsoft would streamline the recruitment process significantly.   Bing as the ultimate recruiter search engine....
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5.16.16
Your Professional Network: How to Use It Without Losing It
You didn't build relationships with your professional contacts just because you wanted people to party with. You did it because they might help you in your career at some point. But the way you ask for that help can kill the relationship. Here's what not to do.   Don't ask too much. The surest way to get refused or ignored is to ask for so much time and effort, even your best friend would think twice about it. If you're job hunting, request a referral to a specific company, not to have your hand held throughout the entire process.   Don't ask at the last minute. Nobody is obligated to drop their own agenda to take care of yours. Want an invitation to a networking event? Ask at least a month in advance. The bigger the favor, the more lead time you should allow.   Don't expect them to do all the work. Before asking someone to help you write your resume, make sure they understand that you've already put a lot of research and planning into it.   Don't ask too soon in...
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5.09.16
Don't Just Copy and Paste: 4 Things to Put on LinkedIn But Not Your Resume
LinkedIn.com is a great way to get your name and skills in front of a wide audience and build your professional network. On the other hand, your resume should be tailored to a specific audience — the company you're applying with — in order to clearly show why you are the best candidate for that job. Here's what to edit out:   1. Irrelevant experience. Your high school burger slinging job is of no interest to a hiring manager who's looking for computer programmers. Get rid of it and use that space to elaborate on previous jobs, skills and accomplishments the recruiter really needs to know about.   2. Personal information. Your age (birth date), marital status, ethnicity, etc. should not be a factor in the hiring decision, so should not be on your resume. Exceptions to this rule, such as good physical condition needed for a job as a scuba diver, will be noted in the job requirements. Also leave out personal interests and hobbies, unless your experience with them somehow...
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