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Professional Networking on Facebook: Branching Out from Just Friends
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 3:09 PM
Facebook, the go-to social networking site of a staggering 750 million users, now has an increasing number of third-party apps that allow for professional networking. BranchOut is perhaps the best known; others include the newer BeKnown , as well as Identified and Work4Labs. Companies are increasingly using social networking to source high-quality candidates... Read More...
The Silver Employee: Keeping Your Skill Set Vital Through the Years
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:02 PM
Wisdom may come with age but how about up-to-date job skills? Aging workers must continually polish their skill set: longevity doesn't always equal marketability. Older workers would be wise to repeatedly ask themselves an essential question: what... Read More...
From Diploma to Desk: Job-Hunting Tips for the Parents of New Grads
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:59 PM
The valedictories are done, your new grad suitably feted. Next on the agenda: job-hunting 101. Given the state of the economy-high unemployment, dismal growth-it's natural for grads and their parents to wonder if the hard-earned (and expensive) diploma... Read More...
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Why Aren't You Using LinkedIn?
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 2:34 PM
More than 100 million people are using social media platform LinkedIn. Why aren't you? In a tough job market, networking through social media is critical. LinkedIn allows job hunters, and even those not actively seeking work, to display their work and credentials to colleagues and recruiters alike. Looking for a Job? LinkedIn offers job hunters more than... Read More...
Ageism: Is It Hurting Your Career?
Thursday, June 16, 2011 7:45 PM
In a tight job market, every advantage counts. For some aging employees, plastic surgery, Botox and hair dye is seen as a necessary step to remain a viable job candidate according to a spate of recent articles. While ageism, like its brethren -isms, sexism, racism, no doubt rears its ugly head in certain work environments, it should not be viewed as an insurmountable... Read More...
The Graying Workforce
Saturday, June 11, 2011 1:43 PM
Rumor has it Mick Jagger is starting a new band . Why not? He's only 67. Mick's not alone in working well past what was once considered retirement age. Gray is the new color of the American workforce according to the Department of Labor which estimates the number of workers 55 and over will jump 36.5 percent from 2006 to 2016. Where will all these folks... Read More...
Onboarding New Hires
Friday, June 10, 2011 1:40 PM
You've found the perfect candidate for that vacant position. Now what? Successfully onboarding new hires is as crucial as selecting the right candidate. Hit the ground running with our round-up of advice from across the web. Start Early Onboarding begins before the offer letter even goes out according to the HBR post Get Immediate Value From Your New Hires... Read More...
Hiring Overqualified Candidates: A Plus or Minus?
Thursday, June 09, 2011 1:38 PM
The uncertain economy is still creating an employment glut as job seekers continue to outnumber available roles. As more and more experienced workers pound the pavement, employers increasingly face a new problem: how to handle overqualified candidates coming through the doors in search of work. Conventional wisdom says avoid hiring overqualified candidates. The... Read More...
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