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Job Search Tip of the Week #49 (2018)

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Job Search Tip of the Week #34 (2017)

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Social Hiring (+ What it Means for You)

Hiring with Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]



It goes without saying that social media channels like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ have given job seekers and employers unprecedented access to one another. And for many, particularly those who are “happily employed” (who we in the IT staffing industry refer to as passive candidates), that’s why they’re shutting down their social media accounts.

However, there are many reasons you should stay on social media, not least of which is the ability to take control of your narrative and determine what people find when they search for you online (like it or not, they’re doing it). So sure, you may be happy where you’re at now, but think of the ideal opportunities you could be missing out on: If your dream employer can’t find you easily, it’s as if they’d never heard of you.

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Job Search Tip of the Week #33 (2017)

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The 3 Digital Recruitment Trends You Need to Know

How Technology & Psychology are Filling the Gaps of Traditional Hiring Process



Lately, we’ve been seeing a surge in employers embracing digital recruiting tools for talent identification and candidate screening. So we thought we’d revisit “The Perfect Hire: Technology and Psychology are Reshaping the Search for the Best Employees,” an article from the Scientific American Mind which explores technology’s increasingly prominent role in recruitment among the traditional résumé, cover letter, and face-to-face interview.

Authors Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Christopher Steinmetz argue that social media, online gaming, and data mining technologies are changing the way we search for employees and jobs for the better. What do you think? Click here to read the entire article or check out our highlights (and commentary) round-up below, and let us know!

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Job Search Tip of the Week #4 (2017)

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How to Conduct Thorough Research

Part I: Incorporating Social Media



Want to have an advantage over all of the candidates you’re competing against? You’ll need to know more than the company’s “About Us” page. What’s the current status of the company? How is it fairing against its competitors, and in its industry? What does the company hope to achieve in the short and long term, and what does it need to attain those goals?

Overwhelmed yet? Don’t be. Social media has made it easier than ever to find extensive information. We’ll soon discuss how to leverage social media to reach potential employers, but for now, a dissection of a few of the popular social media platforms to show you how social media can teach you more about a company than its website can:

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Job Search Tip of the Week #2 (2017)

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Preparing for Your New Year, New Career

Part II: How to Create an Effective LinkedIn Profile as a Technology Professional

Professional Network Map

See how you're connecting with the professional world.

LinkedIn recently announced that it’d reached approximately 467 million users worldwide, with approximately two people joining every second. The majority of LinkedIn users work in the Software and Information Technology and Services sectors, which means that there are millions of people who could help you find your next career opportunity. Are you maximizing the potential of your LinkedIn profile? Let’s find out!

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