When an Employer Gives You a “Thumbs Down” on Social Media

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Social media can be a great way to get your name in front of an employer. It can even be a great way to actually talk to an employer! (LinkedIn’s “in mail,” for example allows you to send an e-mail to a hiring manager even if he or she is not in your “network.”) But… Read more »

Wince-Free Networking

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Networking has gotten a bad reputation in some circles because too many people think networking is about only getting a job. Which makes one feel a bit squeamish about the whole thing: “If I’m out of work, I feel like I’m more ‘begging’ than ‘networking.’ But networking, when done well, really is about establishing relationships…. Read more »