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Interview and Job Advice. Heads up, LinkedIn users: 93% of recruiters are looking at you. LinkedIn users hunting for a job may want to spruce up their profiles.

Heads up, LinkedIn users: 93% of recruiters are looking at you

A recent survey from Jobvite found that 93 percent of job recruiters tap into LinkedIn to find qualified candidates, up from 87 percent last year and 78 percent in 2010. But the other popular social networks are growing in influence as well. In second place, Facebook is used by 66 percent of the recruiters polled, up from 55 percent last year. And Twitter is on the watch list among 54 percent of those surveyed, up from 47 percent last year. Overall, 92 percent of employers and recruiters already use or plan to use social networks to find job candidates this year. A full 73 percent of the recruiters polled said they hired someone who was found or introduced through a social network.

NY Marketing Jobs (nymarketingjobs) 10 networking tactics that most people screw up. We all network, but we don't all do it effectively.

10 networking tactics that most people screw up

In fact, most of us are really bad at it. That's very odd, as almost all of us are out there schmoozing and connecting with people. I have become better at networking over the years. What I'm truly surprised by are all the commonsense elements of networking that are completely lost on people. Here are 10 things that most people should be doing—or doing better. 1. 10 Pieces of Lame Job-Search Advice. 5 Things to Consider Before Applying for a Job. Mona Abdel-Halim is the co-founder of, a job application tool that tailors and optimizes your resume for a specific job.

5 Things to Consider Before Applying for a Job

You can find Mona and Resunate on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Your skills and experience certainly lend themselves to certain types of jobs, but they aren’t the only things you should consider when applying for a new position. Your satisfaction in a new job goes beyond simply being able to utilize your skills each day — you also need to consider who you’ll be working with, what the company is like and if you’ll be happy in the job, should you land it. So what else is important, you ask? 7 Ways to Optimize Your Professional Profile. Jesse Gant is co-founder of Recmnd.Me, an easy way for professionals to recommend each other, and a tool for employers and recruiters looking to quickly hire the best talent. Gant has more than 15 years of experience building social online analytics and video at companies like Omniture. Companies spend a lot of money every year making sure they are found online.

10 Tips for Job Seekers in the Digital Era. David Clarke is CEO and co-founder of BGT Partners, a 2010, 2011 and 2012 Ad Age Top 15 Best Places to Work in the U.S. honoree. BGT creates interactive marketing and technology solutions for global corporations that strengthen brands, develop more engaging relationships, and transform businesses. What does it take to land your dream job? In this digital era, job candidates have a plethora of tools at their disposal to help them ace the interview, including advice websites, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. SEE ALSO: 7 Cool Jobs to Score at the Mashable Online Career Expo But how exactly should someone use these to their advantage? 1. A likely first question any interviewer will ask is, "what does our company do? " What to say when you negotiate salary. A reader writes: I just went back over your archive for salaries and read all the posts regarding initial salary negotiation.

what to say when you negotiate salary

I’ve also read a bunch of stuff about women not negotiating at all when hired — or appearing to seem too aggressive when they do ask. I am willing to negotiate for a salary increase during the hiring process, but I’m nervous about saying the right thing. How to Structure Your Daily Job Search to Help Land Your Next Job. Jayne Mattson is Senior Vice President at Keystone Associates, a leading career management and transition services consulting firm in Boston.

How to Structure Your Daily Job Search to Help Land Your Next Job

Mattson specializes in helping mid-to-senior level individuals in new career exploration, networking strategies and career decisions based on corporate culture fit. A new job typically does not magically fall from the sky into one’s lap. Finding a new job usually involves a great deal of research, networking, perseverance and creative thinking.

Job Interviews: 5 Questions Great Candidates Ask. How to prepare for a phone interview - Baltimore Business Journal. How to Describe Weaknesses in Job Interviews. ADV: Click here to download free Human Resources magazines, white papers, downloads and podcasts.

How to Describe Weaknesses in Job Interviews

Top 20 Common Interview Questions and Answers. ADV: COOL TOOL: Click here to easily find the emails of decision makers First and foremost congratulations if you have an interview!

Top 20 Common Interview Questions and Answers

That in itself is commendable, so now you just want to make sure you come across in the best possible light. I have been asked numerous times what to do in preparation for interviews. Whilst there is no way of predicting exactly what you will be asked, here are 20 common questions that tend to come up. This is by no means an exhaustive list. 1- Tell me about yourself. 7 Things You Can Do After A Really Bad Job Interview.