Archive for the Category ◊ LinkedIN ◊

• Friday, August 19th, 2016

Employers have discovered that computer software systems are good at scanning keywords on a resume, but they’re not good at discerning talent, trustworthiness, dedication, hard work, and most importantly FIT. Resumes that used to function as your “first impression” to an employer have become the second or third thing an employer will see about you. […]

• Friday, November 28th, 2014
• Monday, December 03rd, 2012

Seriously, don’t ever post negative things about your work online. Comptroller Stephen Burns was fired from his job at AO North America for tweeting that his work environment was “toxic” and that his co-workers were “morons,” “dysfunctional,” “psychotic,” and “schizophrenic, according to court documents posted by Eric B. Meyer’s Employer Handbook blog. When Burns applied for unemployment benefits, he […]

• Monday, October 15th, 2012

Join Relevant LinkedIn Groups LinkedIn groups are great forums for career-related discussions — members often share articles, ask questions and start online conversations with each other. Do a quick group search on LinkedIn, and you’re likely to get a long list of niche groups within your field. That said, do your research to make sure […]

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• Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Companies spend a lot of money every year making sure they are found online. And there are countless articles explaining the ins and outs of online marketing for a corporate brand. But what about your personal brand? How should you optimize your personal brand so you’re easily discovered? The great news is that it’s the easiest […]

• Thursday, May 24th, 2012

This post was originally published at www.skillstorm.com More than 900 million people are on Facebook.
 300 million visit Twitter daily.
 At least
 10.4 million are on Pinterest (probably a very low estimate considering the site has around 
1100 users per minute) and LinkedIn has
 7,610 searches per minute. What does this all mean? There’s a heck of a lot of people […]

• Monday, January 09th, 2012

Finding a job during these difficult times can be hard for almost every type of professional, so you want to give yourself every advantage possible. The social networking age has changed the way that we get jobs and make career connections. One of the best ways to attract potential employers is by having a strong […]

• Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Job search branding can be a powerful way to set yourself apart from the competition. Learn how job search branding can help you in your career. When you’re job searching, it’s important to build a personal brand that showcases your skills and accomplishments. Here’s how to build a personal brand. Why Create a Job Search […]

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• Sunday, October 24th, 2010

If you are not googling yourself, chances are someone out there is! As a medical device recruiter, I always encourage my candidates to manage their online reputation because recruiters and hiring managers often use google to look for potential candidates. Have you done your homework? Are you aware of what they will see when they […]

• Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Using traditional job boards, such as careerbuilder and monster, is not enough these days. Finding a job within a niche market like the medical device industry needs additional work. Medical device jobs require a strategic plan and while the medical industry remains steady, more people are targeting it. (If you were recently laid off, make sure you […]