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How to Maximize Your LinkedIn for Business and Pleasure

LinkedIn has been around since 2003, but in the last few years it has surged onto the job search scene the social networking platform of choice. If you’ve spent any time looking for a job recently, you’ll have heard about LinkedIn – some 75% of job seekers used it in a search in the last

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A Guide to Job Searching While In College

In June, I will be graduating from Portland State University with a degree in Marketing and Advertising. This seems a lot closer now that I’m on the other side of Spring Break, so I have mapped out steps to look for a job while I finish up my last term of college. For college seniors

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Beyond Post & Pray – Crafting a Better Employer Brand & Job Posting Strategy

By now, most HR professionals are familiar with the ‘post and pray’ method of recruiting. It’s straightforward enough – you post a new job online, maybe going through a few different channels to cast a wider net, and then you pray for the floodgates to open and offer up a ton of qualified candidates. But

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10 Essential Resume Tips

Before you walk into a job interview, the employer’s first impression of you has already started. More than any other document, your resume is the first place an employer learns about you. Your skills, your experience, your background, and how you fit into the company; all of these essentials start to form from a first

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Eight Places to Find Candidates (And No, None of Them Are Under a Rock)

The average job posting receives 250 applicants, most of whom are not qualified. Many hiring managers feel totally overwhelmed and frustrated by both the (high) quantity and (low) quality of applicants they receive. Additionally, it can be very hard to follow up with all of these applicants, which means many of them may never hear

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