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How Not to Frighten Prospective Employers With Your Social Networks: 6 Clean Up Tips

November 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Tweet Did you know that Facebook might be keeping you from getting that dream job? Does it sound too crazy to be true? Well, it’s not. What you do during your free time (and what shows up on social media about your private life) can make employers or perspective employers decide that you will be a […]

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Tags: Guest Post · Job Search · Off-the-Wall

Create Your Own ‘Unternship’ and Get Hired

November 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Tweet From the creative folks who blew up the traditional agency organizational model comes an unconventional way to recruit junior talent via a unique “unternship.” Here’s how it works: Untern candidates propose their own unique adventures anywhere in the U.S. Unlike other internships, the untern is guaranteed a full-time, paid position at Golin upon completion of […]

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Tags: Careers · Future Leaders · Intern · Job Search · Off-the-Wall

Ignore Generic LinkedIn Requests

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Tweet Despite efforts to promote personalized connection requests, 9 out of 10 LinkedIn invitations I receive are the standard 11-word generic default message: ”I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.” That’s fine if you actually know the individual being contacted. Unfortunately, far too many invitations are extended by individuals who have […]

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How to Ace a Google Interview?

December 24th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Tweet The above headline and artwork caught my eye as I was reading today’s Wall Street Journal.  Author William Poundstone poses some of the actual questions raised during coveted Google interviews.  It’s now clear why one in 14 high school students applying to Harvard is accepted while only about one in 130 applicants lands a job at Google. During one of my […]

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Tags: Job Search · Off-the-Wall

When and How to Follow Up Online Applications

September 10th, 2011 · 8 Comments

Tweet  Q.  I’ve applied for several jobs listed in company and agency websites, LinkedIn and other online sites.  I get automated responses from some and hear nothing from others.  When and how should I follow up and what should I say?   -KL A.  Many online job listings are generic and don’t refer to specific jobs.  In many […]

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