Fox News New York interviewed me for this report on pre-paid vacations, or "PreCations".  We live in a world where there exists a vast amount of burn-out.  Is this a sign of the times, or a ploy to lure new hires in a cost effective way?  According to my research, people either think it is [...]

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Ok, it's been since July since I've written a post.  Go head, shoot me.  I had to take a well deserved vay-cay from all things Social Media.  Most people need to delete the file "mentally," and start over fresh.  That was the case with me.  Working in the field, I literally felt as if I [...]

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What does it mean to be independent?  What does it truly mean to be free?  On the 4th of July we herald the home of the brave and the free.  Yet, people without jobs do not feel free, and their independence is in jeapordy.  It doesn't take long to be upsidedown on your mortgage.  It [...]

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Jim Stroud is one of the most prolific bloggers, and sought after conference speakers in the candidate sourcing and recruiting curcuit.  I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Jim at The ERE SourceCon conference 3 years ago.  I have been reading his posts ever since.  The #HireFriday website is proud to be able to share [...]

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You’re Fired. Now What? Practical Steps To Career Recovery! 22nd May 2013 written by Margo Rose The Celebrity Apprentice Finale is this week.  But, what happens when it’s you, and you hear: Your’e Fired? Oh, those dreaded words. They come in many forms from the euphemism, “your position has been terminated” to “there’s been a [...]

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  The new Facebook Graph Search holds promise for job seekers and recruiters.  Facebook introduces the social graph search this month. Recruiters who use social media sites such as Facebook will have an opportunity like never before to search for candidates based on what the "friend" likes.  For instance, one will be able to search, "Friends [...]

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  Every now and then it makes sense to take a breather.  Social media is so pervasive, it can become a time sink.  Recently, I took a media break.  Chris Brogan discussed the issue in a post last year.  We can become social media saturated.  Think about it. We are constantly being bombarded with media online, [...]

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VERY FEW PEOPLE KNOW MORE ABOUT HAVING A SUCCESSFUL TWITTER PROFILE THAN THE RECRUITING @ANIMAL.     (Go to google security protected image of "The Recruiting Animal Show). A TWITTER PROFILE EITHER POSITION YOU AS AN OUTSTANDING THOUGHT LEADER.  IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO RUIN YOUR CAREER IF IT IS NOT DESIGNED, DEVELOPED, DELIVERED, AND MONITORED.   [...]

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Every week on #HFChat we have a professional thought leader host. Guess what, you got a new job. You are the guest host Friday, January 18th. You ask the questions, provide advice, share an inspiration, a nightmare or a dream. Job hunting: let's admit, we've all had our fair share of nightmares. For every interview [...]

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Ed Han has been a part of the HireFriday movement since we launched in February 2010, and has been a steadfast supporter ever since. He’s developed outstanding skills using LinkedIn, and how to leverage it to move your career search forward. He’s hosting this week’s #HFChat on Twitter-Friday Noon-1 Eastern, 11 Central time. There’s no [...]

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