Archive for the 'social networking' Category

Mar 17 2014

Making It Personal

In this age of social networking that reduces much interpersonal communication to the news feeds from various social websites, people tend to forget the value of making it personal through real face-to-face networking.  Nothing replaces looking someone in the eye, sharing a handshake and a smile.  Have we become too content with mere electronic representations [...]

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Dec 10 2012

Dig Deeper

An old friend got in touch recently to ask about some people in my contacts list on one of my social networks.  She was digging through other friends lists as well in an effort to find familiar names from our common past.  Her interest, as it turns out, was to make a late stage career [...]

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Sep 17 2012

Politics And Other Touchy Subjects

As I reminded everyone last time out, we have a national election coming up in less than two months.  And as a result, we are seeing a lot of personal opinions and arguments expressed about the various referendums, ballot measures and candidates running for office.   Many of the views are provided by reliable and knowledgeable [...]

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Aug 20 2012

Time For A Tune Up

Periodically, just about everything needs a little tune-up.  You know?  Maintenance!   Not necessarily a major overhaul, but the kind of routine attention that keeps systems working as optimally as possible.  The first thing that requires a tune-up is our bodies so they can serve us for many years to come.  Our cars and other transportation [...]

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Apr 02 2012

Your Privacy Is At Stake!

Published byHank under hiring, privacy, social networking

A recent story in the Wall Street Journal (links below) started a firestorm of reactions across the country from both employers and job seekers, as well as from legal corners and privacy rights groups.  There is a growing trend by employers to demand that applicants provide their logins and security passwords to their Facebook and [...]

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Mar 19 2012

Like Vs. Respect

Let me know if any of this sounds familiar:  You’ve been in contact with someone you’ve known for a long time, someone you know well who works in your chosen profession.  You feel there is a genuine rapport, and honestly believe you like each other and trust each other.  You also believe the other person [...]

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Feb 20 2012

Shifting Gears

Among the issues I get to frequently talk to job seekers about is how to transition from one career to another.  For many shifting gears and their career focus, there is an almost natural progression that might emanate from the development of new skills or successfully tackling a progression of more difficult responsibilities.  For others, [...]

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Feb 06 2012

The More Things Change …

You’ve probably heard the expression, “The more things change, the more they remain the same.”  Well, when it comes to job search, and the self-promotion required to successfully obtain work, we’ve seen a tremendous evolution in the ways we apply for employment.  Newspaper classifieds have given way to the online job boards, industry-specific sites and [...]

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Dec 26 2011

Top 10 Job Seeker Resolutions For 2012

Ah yes, the end of the year.  Now is the time year when almost anyone with an audience looks back on the past twelve months to reflect on the best of this, and most important of that.  Brief perspectives such as the “top ten list” can be very handy in providing a close-up view of [...]

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Nov 14 2011

Prospecting

There was a time not too long ago when job seekers routinely sent out their job search documents to unknown recipients. More times than not job announcements instructed job seekers to send their resumes and cover letters to blind addresses – Post Office boxes or routing numbers in care of the newspaper that ran the [...]

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Jan 24 2011

Art For Jobs Sake!

In the world of job search and career development, we tend to focus mostly on those who are actively looking for full or part time employment, or regular, preferably long term contract or freelance work. Jobs with regular hours, in offices, in the sciences, in technology, in public media, in public and social services, etc.   [...]

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Dec 27 2010

Wasted Networking

Among the additions to a job seeker’s toolbox has been the addition of electronic social networking.  Sites like LinkedIn, Twitter and other tools have proven invaluable to people looking to expand their network and the reach of their searches.  Being able to maintain contact with long known associates, the ability to reach out to those [...]

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