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LinkedIn: Indicator of Internal Company Mood #recruitertips

22 June 2012

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Recruiters know that LinkedIn often shows a company’s internal mood better than any press-release promising change, earnings statement, news report of miraculous new focus or analyst briefing. See/Share: http://bit.ly/LbyR2y

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Still Sending Out Resumes? You’re Doing it Wrong

25 January 2012

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Yesterday on Marketplace, Kai Ryssdal interviewed Jai Damian, a hard-working American working part-time though she wants a full-time job.  The article was about her predictions on the State of the Union Address from President Obama that aired later in the evening (Damian shared her comments after hearing the SOTU address in this follow-up piece). The [...]

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Administer Your (LinkedIn) Network

4 January 2012

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Keeping your LinkedIn Network healthy and vibrant is important. Sure, you know that…. but how to keep it up to date (afterall, you have other things in your life to do beside networking all day long!) Well, the easiest way I know how to keep my network working is to use three simple, common touch-points [...]

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Making a First Unimpression

7 December 2011

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He probably tells people at holiday parties that he’s a great networker, but I don’t think I agree. A few days ago, I got a networking request from someone that (on the surface) seemed skilled and talented at this game, but his note rubbed me wrong for two reasons: First, in his note, the person [...]

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Networking: Build It Before You Need It – Every day

7 September 2010

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I’m currently reading Who’s Got Your Back by Keith Ferazzi (Amazon), the follow-on to Never Eat Alone (see previous posts Enjoy the Interview and Don’t Keep Score), so an article he wrote systematizing your networking jumped out at me. “Build it before you need it.” “That was one of the most important operating principles in [...]

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Calendar: Jason Alba Speaks on LinkedIn 9/15

6 September 2010

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You may or may not know, but Jason Alba is kindof a big deal when it comes to professional networking for job-seekers and those in transition. He has a Job-Seeker’s organization tool and several books about the subject (including I’m on LinkedIn, Now What??? A Guide to Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn.  Some groups [...]

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LinkedIn Inbox Gets Facelift, Power

29 June 2010

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It seems like June is "we-just-updated-our-user-interface" month and LinkedIn follows suit with some nice enhancements. The LinkedIn Inbox is cleaner and easier to manage. They’ve added interactive tabs to keep things simple from the home-page which I like, and some powerful features to help tame the flood of inbound requests (since you are so popular [...]

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MTV Hiring a TJ: Tweet Jockey

14 June 2010

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MTV (which, according to some sources used to play actual music videos) is asking the twitterverse and its audience to help them find the first ever TJ – Tweet Jockey, a social-media maven they will pay $100k to twitterfy the universe with MTV-rich goodness 24/7/365 Turn your tweets into a $100k job at MTV! MTV [...]

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LinkedIn Link-Love

18 June 2008

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There’s a lot going on out there about LinkedIn, the check-your-personality-at-the-door social networking site for business-types. Here’s a few key take-aways for you: The New York Times today speaks about LinkedIn‘s recent influx of capital, and the benefits the site has in being a decidedly-stuffy site for networking among professionals: “LinkedIn gives professionals, even the [...]

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Calendar: May CTO Forum Friday (Tomorrow)

29 May 2008

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One of my favorite events each month is coming up tomorrow (Friday, 5/30). Phil Windley’s CTO Forum/Breakfast at the Novell Cafeteria in Provo (map). View Larger Map Anyone interested in how information technology is used to build products or run companies. Despite it’s name, you don’t have to be a CTO to attend—just interested in [...]

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