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Network, but don’t be a jerk!

...  online social networks are even more problematic. (See LinkedIn: Just another job board.) You sign up, add the names of your ...  with similar backgrounds. But while networks like LinkedIn create lots of connections, there is little emphasis on the quality of ...

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Reductionist Recruiting: A short history of why you can’t get hired

...  stupid and counter-productive. It's dangerous! Or, Why LinkedIn gets paid even when jobs don't get filled If you’re going to ...  has nothing to do with filling jobs, or that’s how LinkedIn, Monster.com, Taleo and JobScan would get paid. They get paid to ...

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How can shy people make job contacts?

...  found on computer screens and in postings -- or even on LinkedIn, which is, after all, no more "social" than a phone book. You actually ...

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Can I trust Glassdoor reviews?

...  I continued to follow the company on Glassdoor and checked LinkedIn to see what kind of turnover they had. It turned out some of the ...  job boards. In fact, Glassdoor is a job board. (Like LinkedIn, the site uses the honeypot of "community" to lure you into an ...

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How employers help scammers steal your Social Security number

...  phone -- they found your resume online or your profile on LinkedIn. You answer the phone at the appointed time and have a job interview. ...

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Help! I’m a floundering headhunter!

...  there is a lack of heavy-industry engineers. I am on Linkedin with up to 14 million connections to the 3rd level. There are some ...  industry will know who you are and refer others to you. LinkedIn is little more than a fancy phone book. Everyone is in it, but ...

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Why do recruiters suck so bad?

In the July 1, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader expresses serious reservations about recruiters: I am a 46-year-old woman who has been rendered 100% unemployable in the New Economy. I’d just like some help in understanding what's going on.  ...

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Illiteracy is a sign of ignorance

...  happy ending. This is one of the many ways resumes (or LinkedIn profiles) can sink you. They are dumb pieces of paper (or characters ...

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Smart Hiring: A manager who respects applicants (Part 1)

...  that this approach is getting me better candidates than LinkedIn and Craigslist have gotten us. But it has also given me a new respect ...

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TheLadders Update: Still sliming its customers

...  pull your profile and the connect with the recruiter via LinkedIn. I have one piece of advice for Steve C: Don't just turn off ...

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