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Career Advice From A To Z: “S” For “Social Media Presence – 4 Rules To Get Yours Right”

In the age of social networks, the online image becomes more and more important. Your reputation on the net will most likely have an impact on your future career moves and hiring managers often google you as a routine. And if they do so, you better make sure the hits are positive. Not checking your online profile regularly in social networks means therefore running high risk: The first impression is important and ina
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Quintessential LinkedIn Best Practices For Job Seekers (And Keepers…)

There have been several postings on LinkedIn in the past (please click here to find them all). As Yogi Berra said, “it is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future”. However, it looks pretty possible that LinkedIn will accompany us for the rest of our careers. And though the really important people may be not on LinkedIn today as my wife says, they will be there in 10 years (as future leaders will no
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5 LinkedIn Strategies to Uncover the Hidden Job Market

Prior to conducting a job search I was on LinkedIn on a very superficial basis, brushing it aside as something only for people looking for a job. And then quite suddenly, I became a job seeker and LinkedIn became my friend.  One of the benefits of my search was my new found knowledge about how to use LinkedIn. Job seekers often hear about “The Hidden Job Market,” or they are told “networking is essential.” Below are
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6 Things You Need To Know About Job Seeking Before You Become Unemployed

“On May 18, I got a call from my boss saying they were going in a different direction and he was letting me go. He told me that he had secured one of the longest severance packages that company had given and sent me on my way to HR. Region of the Year the past two years in a row, and 4 of the last 6; in April I went overseas for a week to train part of the international sales team; and, in May I had organized a
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Career Advice From A To Z: “L” For “12 Tips From LinkedIn For LinkedIn”

How did it all start? The LinkedIn founders began by inviting a number of their most well-connected and trusted contacts to join their site. In doing so they quickly established it as a place where successful businesspeople go to swap ideas, share information, access business insights and opportunities and do business. As the site continued to grow more features were added to allow members to derive more value from t
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Career Advice From A To Z: “A” For “Application Strategy”

This blog will enter a new era: one posting every Monday (thanks to Bill, Cornell, David, Darain, Maria, Martin, Mary Anna, Mike, Stephanie, Victor and if YOU want to become a guest writer too, please contact me). We kick off the week with “Application Strategy” as number 1 of the new series “Career advice from A to Z” which will keep you interested and me busy for the next months: Applying ca
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