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Creative Ways to Get Noticed by Employers on Social Media

Deanna Hartley, CareerBuilder writer

From making flippant racial remarks to posting unhygienic pictures on the job at a fast food restaurant, there are larger-than-life instances of what NOT to do on social media. On the flip side, social media could work in your favour if you’re looking for a job — if you do it right.
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What Your Elevator Pitch Should be Based on Medium

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

Do you have an “elevator pitch”? An elevator pitch is the 30- or 60-second speech that summarises who you are, what you do and what makes you unique. Whether you realise it or not, you are probably already using some form of an elevator pitch in your everyday life — from the answer you give when someone asks, “What do you do?” or “Tell me about yourself” to the short summary you provide on Facebook, to the opening paragraph of your cover letter. But a truly thought-out, well-crafted elevator pitch can set you apart from other job applicants and grab the attention of hiring managers.
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The Rules of Online Networking for Your Job Search

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

As you’ve probably heard by now, professional networking is an essential skill — some might call it a “necessary evil” — that can help you further your career. The people you meet through networking can point you to your next career move, act as references for jobs you’re applying for and mentor you in ways you never thought possible.

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What is a Personal Brand — and Tips to Build Yours

Deanna Hartley, CareerBuilder writer

Congratulations — you’re a new or soon-to-be college graduate and you’re ready to conquer the working world. But before you can begin your conquest, you’ll need more than just a resume and cover letter to showcase yourself and demonstrate your competence to potential employers. You need to develop a personal brand.
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Starting Your First Job Search: A Step-by-Step Guide

It’s true what they say: Looking for a job is a job itself. Unfortunately, it doesn’t pay anything, and the health insurance plan (e.g. don’t get sick) leaves a lot to be desired. And considering everything that goes into it – from creating a resume to preparing for the interview – it’s not an easy one. In fact, it can be downright overwhelming – particularly if it’s your first job search and you’re starting from square one.
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What Will Employers Find Online When They Search Your Name?

If your current boss, or the hiring manager at your target employer, were to do an internet search on your name right now what would she find? Facebook photos of you donning a controversial Halloween costume or chugging a beer? A slew of information about dozens of other people with the same name as you? Or maybe she wouldn’t find anything at all because there’s little to no evidence online that you even exist. Continue reading What Will Employers Find Online When They Search Your Name?

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