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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...
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...
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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