Facebook, How to, linkedin, recruiting 2.0, social networks, using social media in job search

Teaching social media

I just finished another course teaching social media to job searchers in downtown Toronto. The attendees were wonderfully diverse both in careers, interests, and backgrounds - so representative of diversity Toronto. I felt honoured to be in a room sharing with individuals so rich in experience. I really think I should add a coffee social… Continue reading Teaching social media

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New for me: Contributing writer for the 405 club

The 405 club, New York's Official Unemployment Network, is a rapidly growing network and clever blog site started by Garrett Dale and Jose Gonzalez. As you may not know - $405 is the maximium unemployment benefit you can receive in New York State.   So for those who were earning over six figures - its a… Continue reading New for me: Contributing writer for the 405 club

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For 405 club: Dodging the stigma of actively searching for work

yippeee kiyaaa mfff!  Here's my first post to the 405 club. I've been volunteering/consulting in social recruiting lately - a high demand and growing area - playing both sides of the fence between consulting with HR/recruiters & execs and volunteering with the painfully transitioned in Toronto.   I wanted to offer suggestions to those who choose… Continue reading For 405 club: Dodging the stigma of actively searching for work

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Teaching Social Media in Job Search

Its not what you know but who you know.  Provocative.  Not entirely true - I'd say its both but 'who you know' is on steroids with the advent of social networking hitting the recruiting industry. The recruiting industry is undergoing profound changes in 2009.  Hiring managers and recruiters are more satisfied with the quality of… Continue reading Teaching Social Media in Job Search

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INDEED.com Finally – a job search site aggregator

Check out indeed.com - a job board aggregator operates like google, aggregates the highly fragment Canadian job boards, with 12 million unique visitors. I'm doing a lot of research into social recruiting 2.0 [thank you Sacha for debrief on Social recruiting summit] and the modern job search for a course I've giving at Tcet.  And… Continue reading INDEED.com Finally – a job search site aggregator

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The Use of Social Media in Job Search

I've been asked to present on 'the Use of Social Media  in Job Search" at two of the eight Centres for Education and Training (Tcet), a non-profit organization providing free  employment services for job seekers.    I've done a lot of web 2.0 education (for executives, marketing departments and consultants) so this will be an exciting course to pull… Continue reading The Use of Social Media in Job Search