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Asked by Maura on May 30, 2017

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?

Quest, Worthington, Accenture, Grace have responded.

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…

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Asked by Tanya on March 15, 2017

Should I connect with recruiters on Facebook or LinkedIn?

Mutual of Omaha, ADM, Worthington have responded.

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…

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Asked by Tanya on February 5, 2017

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?

Gap Inc., American Express have responded.

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…

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Asked by David on October 23, 2016

How would I use Twitter to obtain a job interview/offer? I'm fairly active on Twitter and have a following of over 1000.

ADP, Caterpillar, Grace have responded.

Hello!
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…

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Asked by chance on October 5, 2016

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?

Caterpillar, AT&T, Cigna have responded.

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. …

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Blog post on March 2, 2015

How to Change Careers

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Changing careers is common for many people. Whether you’ve simply discovered you actually hate your current career path or your industry has made it impossible for you to continue being employed...

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Blog post on February 26, 2015

5 Ways to Improve Your Resume

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You found the perfect job opening. It has all the elements you desire: compensation, corporate culture, and location are all in line with your dream job...

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Blog post on February 23, 2015

Coffee Fiends In The Workplace

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Coffee is a national pastime for millions of people in the US. From the first cup shortly after the alarm goes off in the morning, to the 3pm refuel we’re a country that loves our bitter caffeinated beverages...

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Blog post on February 20, 2015

The Balancing Act Of Vacation Time

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Vacation time can be a difficult subject to deal with in the workplace. Most companies have a set amount of paid time off based on various elements that designate a person’s ‘right’ to more or less vacation...

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Blog post on February 17, 2015

How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike

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The workspace can be a place of inspiration and joy, filled with people who you deeply appreciate. Your office can also be a drudgery littered with various individuals who you’d rather not see twice let alone every day...

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