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11 concrete ways to use Twitter for networking

Blue Sky Resumes

Here are 11 ways to make the most of Twitter… Follow headhunters, internal recruiters, and hiring managers. Looking for a Social Media job up in Boston. Are you guys doing any entry level hires?”. or “Rewriting my cover letter for a great position. I don’t know how many job seekers are strategically using Twitter to network and advance their job search , but I do know that it’s a very small percentage.

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short answer Saturday — 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

About a month back, right before the holidays, I met with a high-level manager from my previous employer. When I graduated in 2011, I hoped to work for a nonprofit or in an admin position, but the only place I got an interview for an entry-level position ended up passing on me for a candidate with 20 years of experience. ” And in your cover letter, I’d really emphasize your commitment to whatever issue the nonprofit you’re applying to works on.

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How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

It’s not as tough to be entry level as it is to be, say, a baby boomer with 20 years experience at a newspaper, or 20 years of experience underwriting ridiculous mortgages. I waitressed during school and summers to help pay for books and the tuition that wasn't covered by aid. Sure you might have to pay your dues at entry level and work your butt off to develop connections, but that is what most people face. Is this your first time here?

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bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

Ask A Manager

He writes back: Always wise to have a strong process internally. On the bright side, at least they weren’t contacting you from Bangalore with a job candidate in Boston, for your position in DC?! Or, they even have the audacity of trying to get internal recruiter names of the company I used to work for. However, they want a certain skill and experience level and know that those folks are not looking for a low paying short term gig.

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coworkers can't see past my Russian accent — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

This isn’t just non-american accents, I recently read an article that a lot of people go to speech therapy to lose brooklyn or boston accents because they feel like there are certain stereotypes or stigmas attached to them. That said, OP, it does sound like this is something that bothers you on a deeper level than just, “man, my co-workers really need some new material because the hockey jokes are old.&#

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