Best of Branding: Top 5 This Week | Blog

1. What Sites Future Employeers Are Checking When Looking At You – []

As part of a Data Privacy Day report, Microsoft commissioned a study of over 1,200 hiring and recruitment managers. In one segment, they asked what kinds of sites they considered in researching applicants online. The short answer: almost everything.

2. Phone Interview Questions – How To Prepare Yourself In Advance – []

Whenever you are applying for a new job, you may find that you are required to go through a quick interview process over the phone and this is becoming more and more common. It helps if you understand the phone interview questions that you are going to be asked during this process, but it is not always possible for you to know all of those questions in advance. Understanding some of the more common phone interview questions, however, could assist you in being able to answer them intelligently and in a way that will help you land a job.

3. The Top 10 LinkedIn Groups for Job Seekers – [Career Alley]

These groups are designed for those on the hunt for a new career, new position, new company, or information related to career search. If you’re not utilizing LinkedIn groups you are missing out. If you are involved in some groups take a look at this list to evaluate if you’re getting the most from your LinkedIn experience and doing the best you can for your career.

4. Career Change: 2 Strategies for Getting Off Your “Buts” – [Career Rocketeer]

I hear countless comments from people saying they want to change careers, BUT, but, but, but. They make up some reason for not changing. Among these reasons are: I’m too old – I’ll have to take a pay cut – I don’t want to make the effort – I don’t know what I’d do. Essentially, I think it boils down to fear of change or no effort to change, probably both.

5. Two Questions Behind Every Job Interview – [Great Resumes Fast]

An important part of any job search is having references who can attest to your being a good employee. As you begin your job search, take some time to consider which former coworkers will provide you with the most positive references possible. Most potential employers will want to talk to your former supervisors. However, you may know that a former supervisor loves gossiping about others or rarely has a kind word to say about anyone. In that scenario, it may be better to use a former coworker who’s very familiar with your work and who will discuss you more fairly with a future employer.

Social Networking is the newest tool in the job seekers and personal branders toolbox. Here are a few ideas, join LinkedIn and connect with your friends and co-workers. Signup with Twitter and start Tweeting. Make it your passion to learn about Social Networking. Embrace the new media and the connections that it brings.

Those who do not know how to use social networking like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn will be by-passed for those candidates who do have those skills. It is easier to build your network and get started learning these skills while you are employeed, than after you have suffered a job loss.

What are you waiting for?

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