Tag Archives: LinkedIn

Judge denies Home Depot’s demand for worker’s emotion-laden Facebook posts

Posted September 18, 2012 A federal California judge has ruled that Home Depot can’t rummage through a former worker’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or other social media posts and pictures to prove that she lied about emotional distress caused by her employer’s alleged wrongdoing. But some of her Facebook posts are fair game. Read the full […]

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LinkedIn slapped with $5 million class action suit over leaked passwords

Posted June 21, 2012 LinkedIn has been served with a potential $5 million class-action lawsuit on behalf of all users that charges the company with failing to use “basic industry standard” security practices. Here’s the story.

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Employers on track to get more nosey with employees’ social media lives

Posted May 31, 2012 By 2015, 60% of employers are likely to be eavesdropping on our social media selves to make sure our e-blabbing isn’t poking security holes into their outfits, according to a recent report. Read the full story on Naked Security. 

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Social media, the ultimate career-squasher

Posted January 16, 2012 A new survey finds that 56% are likely to check out the social media profiles of potential employees. If you want to avoid limiting your career progression, it might be time to clean up your social networking accounts. Read the full story on Naked Security.

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Boolean Ninjas

Can killer keyword searches and adept Boolean combinations make up for a weak pipeline when it comes to delivering top-notch candidates? Here’s a hint: It’s so important, some recruiters I approached for this story refused to blab about their tricks. The thinking: Why tip off the competition? I still managed to glean a ton of […]

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Apply and Network in One Step

The next generation of job application software from companies such as SilkRoad will let you see whom you already know at the company, so you can apply for a job and network at the same time. Read the full story.

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In Through the Side Door

If you’re not scoring many interviews by applying for jobs and forwarding your resume to HR, try some of these creative means to get the hiring manager’s attention. Read the story here.

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How to Find and Borrow Resume Samples

If you need to tailor your resume to fit your field, it can be helpful to look at what others in your line of work have done. Read the full story here.

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How Your Resume Can Tell Your Story

Putting a ‘Career Objectives’ section at the top may be passé, but your resume should still be structured to tell the story of your career path. Check out the full story here.

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Making Your Resume Format Machine-Friendly

I wrote this last spring but need to get it on my blog because I keep referring to it and have to keep tracking down the URL! Click here if you didn’t catch the package in the first go-round. It covers how to format a resume so that the software that recruiters use to store […]

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