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10 Sneaky, Yet Effective Ways to get out of the office for an interview

Have you ever had to leave your job for an interview at another company? It happens, and it’s a tricky situation to be in. You want to show up for the interview at the time your potential employer requests, but you also don’t want to upset your current employer. It is possible to attend job interviews while at work, but you have to be careful! Here are a few ways that you can sneak out for an hour or two [...]

How to Optimize, Enhance and Fine Tune your LinkedIn profile

For anyone who is looking to build a stronger presence on LinkedIn and utilize the site to forge new opportunities. LinkedIn is home to over 200 million professionals. Enhancing your profile can give you an advantage so that recruiters, consultants, entrepreneurs and hiring authorities can't resist connecting with you. LinkedIn is not a place for social networking; it is strictly for professional networking and for staying informed about your contacts and industry. It’s a place where you can exchange information, ideas [...]

HOW: LinkedIn got me hired!

ABRACADABRA! Getting hired or headhunted is not a magic trick - all it takes is hard work and the right formula to position yourself as a candidate in demand. In my six years of headhunting top talent through LinkedIn, I found that not only does the professional network allow me to connect with amazing market leaders and industry players, but the referrals are also exceptional. Practice good LinkedIn etiquette and you too can be a Harry Houdini of job [...]

LinkedIn: When Facebook and Twitter Meet For Coffee

As an executive recruiter and head hunter, let me start by saying that I have helped clients use just about every means of social media in their quest for a fulfilling career. It is the modern-day job fair that never ends. I have always viewed the two icons of social media, Facebook and Twitter, as such. Facebook is the place where you reconnect with friends from school and share stories or hear about their marvellous jobs. Twitter is the [...]

Why Facebook can stop you from getting hired, and might even get you fired

Just like your cover letter, resume and job interview, social networking sites have also become an important component in which employers base their decision to hire you or not. Preserve your professional image by always being cautious. For the very reason that Facebook is beneficial during a job search, it has been getting the attention of prospective employers. Aside from googling possible employees, 53% of employers, according to the statistics of PC Advisor, also check job applicants on social networking [...]