Tag: Social Media

Is There Value in Job Search Chats on Twitter?

Probably the question should be, “Is there REALLY value in job search chats on Twitter?” The knee jerk response by most casual Twitter users is a resounding “No!” For those at the other end of the spectrum there is an almost addictive property of Twitter that lures people into the false expectation that swallowing this …

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Danger of the Fringe

The dark-side fringe people never live in the shadows where nobody can see them. Instead, they are not only visible, but generally advertise their presence very noisily. They are hard to miss, but their hidden agenda is usually cloaked in subversive messages. This may not really be malicious behavior, but instead comes from an unnatural …

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Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – Social Networking Revisited

In a recent Twitter chat discussing the importance of networking in a job search, the usual tips and tricks were shared with participants. The intended audience for these sessions is the group of people who are engaged in a job search without the behind the scenes knowledge of how sourcing and recruiting really works. More …

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Smart Networking Techniques

It is always easier to see the negatives than the positives. When we see someone using trickery and deception we know that is not networking. One criticism heard about using networking in a job search is that an individual has to be outgoing and give in to the ideas of others in order to be …

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Recruiting Fables – Using Sorcerer Magic

Once upon a time there was an old Sorcerer who had become known throughout the land as the perfect source (pun most definitely intended… as you have probably already guessed) of all things magical. He had a marvelous instrument that could contact people anywhere in the world by simply putting the device up to his …

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