I recently applied to a job and saw that I had a 3rd connection with the individual currently holding the position I applied for. In general what are the guidelines for asking to be introduced on LinkedIn?
I treat LinkedIn like networking in person. It's about courtesy and making your intentions known. Let your mutual connection(s) know that you are interested in an introduction. When I send a connection request…View all answers »
Should I connect with recruiters on Facebook or LinkedIn?
When connecting with recruiters, I would suggest one to connect via LinkedIn due to it being a professional social media network whereas, Facebook is more personal. This way the recruiter can view all your…View all answers »
I was passionate about a number of social causes in college and spent time organizing rallies and protesting. Will this sort of “anti-establishment” activity hurt my chances with future employers? Should I take the photos down from my Facebook page/blog?
Hello! This is a great question and the answer depends somewhat on the career field and role you are looking to enter. It is always a good idea to revisit your privacy settings on Facebook when beginning a…View all answers »
How would I use Twitter to obtain a job interview/offer? I'm fairly active on Twitter and have a following of over 1000.
Social media is a great resource for finding job opportunities and communicating with employers. First off, be sure to "follow" organizations and people in the field you'd like to work for. Many…
When searching through potential candidate's social media sites, what are employers specifically looking for? Other than the obvious negatives (pictures/comments/posts of excessive drinking and immaturity), what are some positives and negatives an employer looks for through these searches?
For the most part, employers are not formally checking personal social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, as this can lead to legal slippery slope around invasion of privacy and discrimination. …View all answers »
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