Author Archives: Tony Restell

Social Networking: How Well Do You Work The Online Room?

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Imagine you’re attending a career fair. Your goal: securing a job interview. You wouldn’t dream of sitting in the lobby waiting for the employer to come out to you, would you?

Instead, you would seek the right people out, build relationships, and deliver your elevator pitch in order to start a meaningful conversation.

Then why do so many employ the “sit and wait” strategy with their social media presence?   

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10 Ways to Finally Get a Recruiter’s Attention on LinkedIn

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You’ve finally finished your LinkedIn profile, and you’re patiently waiting for recruiters to call. But after weeks without a bite, you wonder if there is anything you can do to improve the performance of your LinkedIn profile. And there is! A LinkedIn profile can easily be improved that you stand out from your peers.

Let’s look at a few ways to capture recruiters’ attention with 10 expert tips for creating an outstanding LinkedIn profile.   

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On Its 10th Birthday… How Facebook Has Transformed Recruiting

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Recruiters have been early adopters of Facebook, using it to tap into the large array of talent that’s available in every industry imaginable. During this celebration of the decade of social media, let’s take a look at how Facebook has transformed the recruitment industry as we know it today.   

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The Social Job Search: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

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I’ve helped a lot of candidates flesh out their job search strategy, including the changes and improvements they need to make to their job search.

When I think about the ways recruiting has been transformed in the last few years, a lot of changes have happened “behind the scenes”. That’s to say that if you’re a recruiter – or interact with a lot of recruiters – then you’ll be aware of these changes…   

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Is it Time to Include Google+ in Your Job Search Strategy?

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Using Google+ in your job search – is it useful? Essential? Too much in addition to the other social media you already use? In this article I’ll share with you my thoughts on the effectiveness of using Google+ in your job search – along with the steps you can follow to get yourself up and running as a Google+ job seeker.   

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Job Seekers Must Avoid These 6 Social Media Mistakes

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Most everyone uses social media during their job search – and increasingly our social presence (or “social footprint”) is how we are represented to colleagues, networking contacts and potential employers.

Despite this importance, people continue to make major mistakes on social media. And especially during the job hunt, these blunders could be costing you dearly…   

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