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What started as a platform for connecting with friends and sharing personal content has now become a space to connect with employers and share your professional story. Yes – I’m talking about Facebook, LinkedIn and even Instagram! If you don’t believe me, just take a look at Brilliant’s Q2 2018 Hiring Forecast, where 57 percent of hiring managers…
Most professionals meet like professionals on a regular basis and on a variety of occasions. This could be at a networking event, a conference, or in the line ordering at a local restaurant. Whatever the moment is that you begin a conversation…
After the brutal winter that we had in the Midwest, most of us are glad to have summer back in full swing. The Fourth of July holiday is upon us and there’s sure to be many a barbeque, or two, and fun times to be had. So, I’m sure that finding your next accounting, finance or IT job opportunity is probably the furthest thing from your mind.
Picture this: Your SEC Reporting Manager, Sr. Financial Planner, or J2EE Developer has just resigned in the middle of a huge project. One of your most valued departments now has a gaping hole. It’s an understatement to say that the open position needs to be filled ASAP.
John M. Richardson, Jr., an acclaimed American Professor once said, “When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.” No one really knows what the future holds, especially when it comes to managing your accounting, finance, or IT career, but doing your part to try and guide it is what really matters.
The Internet has transformed the way people search for jobs. People are no longer circling want ads in a newspaper, but instead are networking on social media and searching online job boards in hopes of finding that dream gig.
However, it’s not smart to rely on just one method to find a job. “The most important secret to making online job search sites work for you: Use them sparingly,” says Susan Adams, contributor to Forbes.
The hunt for a job can be difficult, especially as the economy recovers from a downturn. Add to that the millions of Americans currently looking for a job, and it may feel like you will never find the perfect job, let alone snag an interview.
By now, most people have a LinkedIn profile. But what do you do with it?
“ LinkedIn has a special designation: Professional networking,” says Libby Kane, contributor to Forbes. However, have you made it easy for recruiters to find you? Do you project a friendly online demeanor? Do you prevent others from contacting you?
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