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  Facebook is Ten! Are You Using it to Manage Your Career Yet?
by Barbara Safani - Feb, 2014
In celebration of their 10th birthday, I’m blogging about Facebook to show how much I appreciate its implications for career management and job search. Facebook often plays second fiddle to LinkedIn and many are unaware of its enormous potential for job search. Here are a few of the features I particularly like. Graph Search Graph Search allows you to search profiles based on information that may be important to your...
 
  How to Look for a New Job on LinkedIn Without Everyone Knowing
by Barbara Safani - Feb, 2014
If you are currently employed, you may be concerned about using LinkedIn for your job search, since your activity could tip off certain people about your search who you would prefer to keep in the dark. But with a few minor adjustments, you can leverage LinkedIn’s robust network and data to create a stealth networking strategy and keep your intentions private. The key is to adjust your privacy settings, so certain information...
 
  Are You a Resume Hoarder?
by Barbara Safani - Sep, 2013
Resume to Referral has a brilliant infographic called Avoid Being a Resume Hoarder that points out some of the things job seekers tend to keep on their resumes that should have been tossed out with the trash years ago. Writing a resume can be an emotional process and it can be difficult for some to maintain objectivity during the writing process because the person has become attached to their own “stuff.” They remember the...
 
  Jobvite Says Social Recruiting is Here to Stay
by Barbara Safani - Sep, 2013
The findings of the 2013 Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey were recently released and the results suggest that recruiters continue to leverage social media sites to source talent. Key findings of the survey include: • 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social media in their recruitment efforts. • 78% of recruiters have made a hire through social media. • Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are still recruiters’ go-to so...
 
  Ten Job Seeker #Fails and How to Fix Them
by Barbara Safani - Sep, 2013
Here are ten sure fire ways to sabotage your job search and some quick fixes to keep you on track. You can also check out our free resume and job search e-books here. 1.Inflate qualifications or lie on a resume. While a resume is not a legal document, it should be an accurate representation of your experience and achievements. I advocate for showing your employment history in the best possible light, but lying is never wis...
 
  How to be “Interview Ready”
by Barbara Safani - Apr, 2013
You only get one shot at making a first impression. Small mishaps that might be overlooked if they happen occasionally when you are already an employee are considered big mishaps during a job interview where there is no previous behavior to compare the interview behavior to. Here are 5 things to remember on interview day. 1. Arrive at the interview destination 10-15 minutes early. Cutting it too close to the scheduled time or...
 
  10 Items That Should be Removed From Your Resume Pronto!
by Barbara Safani - Apr, 2013
Sometimes people list pieces of information on their resume that no longer have a place there because they are outdated or irrelevant. Here are a few of my favorites. Are you guilty of any of these or are there any others you would add to the list? 1) Your SAT or GMAT scores 2) Your dated GPA from 10+ years ago or the fact that you graduated cum laude 3) The fact that you are an Eagle Scout 4) A hobbies list that rea...
 
  5 Tips for Acing the Job Interview
by Barbara Safani - Apr, 2013
Many people tell me they are great interviewers once they get in front of the hiring manager. And while you might be relaxed and a great conversationalist during the interview process, are you truly prepared for the interview or just turning on the charm and “winging” it? Here are five tips for acing the interview. 1. Be able to articulate your value proposition to an employer from a 40,000 foot view. Focus on three key str...
 
  Using Social Media to Gain Visibility, Credibility and Maybe Even a New Job
by Barbara Safani - Feb, 2013
Over the past few months I have landed several long and short-term projects that I never would have had a shot at if it weren’t for social media. By spending less than 15 minutes a day on an easy and fun strategy for building relationships, I was found by the people who needed someone with the type of expertise I possess. Through my profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, I became top of mind and relevant to people all ov...
 
  What Does Your Boss’ Desk Say About His Work Style?
by Barbara Safani - Dec, 2012
Understanding how co-workers and bosses give and receive information is important, and knowing their preferences can help improve communications and general job satisfaction. Savvy professionals are always looking for clues to a person’s preferred style of communication. Most social psychologists recognize that there are four basic temperaments or communications styles. One widely accepted concept for acknowledging the...
 
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