Archive for the Category ◊ Social Networking ◊

• Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Facebook is emerging as the leading social network when it comes to job hunting. By a margin approaching 2-to-1, job seekers credit Facebook with helping them get their current job. LinkedIn ran a distant second, with 46 percent of job seekers attributing their job to that business-oriented network. Twitter, the short messaging network, got a […]

• Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Deborah L. Jacobs, Forbes Staff After getting fired in October from the high-tech startup where he had worked for more than four years Joshua Filgate, a 27-year-old engineer in Southborough, Mass., took the usual steps to jump start his job search. He updated his resume and his LinkedIn profile; applied for 100 positions listed on Internet […]

• 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 […]

• Friday, May 20th, 2011

Whether you’re writing a cover letter for a resume, approaching a contact for a referral, saying thank you for an interview, requesting a reference, or sending email messages, the basic rules are the same. Well written letters and email messages will help enhance your job search and boost your career.  These tips and techniques will […]

• Wednesday, November 03rd, 2010

Facebook is mostly known for helping people lose their jobs and is usually avoided when job hunting. However, when used properly, a job seeker can tap into the largest social networking website, with 500 million user, to land a job! Since our focus is usually on Medical Devices, I will be primarily giving tips for […]

• 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 […]

• Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

About a year ago, we published the “Looking for a job is a job!” article to stress the effort needed to successfully search for positions and stand out, but do you keep track of all your applications? How do you avoid duplicating your effort? How do you manage and assess the effectiveness of your job […]

• Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

LinkedIn is a great professional social networking website that can be used to meet other professionals while looking to expand your business, network, or search for jobs. Having a LinkedIN profile is not enough, monitoring who views your profile is crucial in determining your online presence and results of your online self-marketing. These tips can […]

• Friday, January 22nd, 2010

If you are a heavy LinkedIN user, you must have seen the term LION. LION stands for LinkedIn Open Networker. Some people add the letters LION to their names to invite other LinkedIn users to join their networks. LinkedIN only allows you to add someone you know or have a work relationship with. When you […]