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Dispelling a LinkedIn Myth

Do you only connect with people you know on LinkedIn? If so, you’re making yourself far less visible than you need to be and you’ll get fewer interviews as a result. I know, I know – the LinkedIn people say you shouldn’t connect to people you don’t know. Plus tons of social media “experts” all […]

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Do You Have to be a Self-Serving Pig?

At Six Pixels of Separation, Mitch Joel’s latest post is You Self Serving Pig. Read the whole thing because it’s great, but here’s a snippet: If there’s one cultural point of interest that is quickly emerging from the online social channels and platforms, it is that you can’t “win friends and influence people” if you […]

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When Crowd Sourcing is a Really Bad Idea

I was just skimming one of those “10 sites you should know about’ type posts when I came across two really problematic sites among those listed. Razume and Resume Social are both sites that encourage users to create a resume, then seek feedback from other community members. Here is what Razume says: On Razume, you […]

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Watch What You Say

Social media is amazing. We can think something, type it, and just like that, broadcast it to the world. Amazing! But this ability to communicate with everyone has a downside. All too often, people feel that because they can say something, they should. I can’t count the number of smart and interesting people I’ve stopped […]

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Clean Up Your Online Footprint

In a recent post, Career Rocketeer discussed the importance of building a positive online footprint. Your online footprint is the digital imprint of your life. It’s the things you created deliberately, with readers in mind, like your LinkedIn profile or VisualCV. But it’s also the comments you made two years ago on a political blog. […]

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Why Some Jobs Are Like Leather Pants

Last week I linked to this innovative website belonging to a job seeker. I love the site! It’s irreverent, eye-catching and a far better testament to Miel Van Opstal’s creativity than anything he could write on his resume. A couple of commentors made a good point though and I wanted to spend a little time […]

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This is How to Stand Out!

I’ve been writing a little lately about how to build a strong web presence, so I just had to show you perhaps the funniest (and smartest) online promotion I’ve seen in a long time. http://micromiel.com/promo/ How can an employer in his field not at least want to talk to him?

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