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CV or LinkedIn? What’s the most important?

LinkedIn has become an integral part of modern job hunting.  It’s a great platform to showcase your skills and experience and lets recruiters find you, giving you access to roles you might not have find otherwise.  You can apply for job through it, using the information stored within it to build a CV tailored to Read more about CV or LinkedIn? What’s the most important?[…]

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What’s with the profile photographs on LinkedIn?

Many years ago, when I worked as a head-hunter, I did several campaigns in the US. One of the differences I noticed immediately was that CVs usually carried photographs of the candidates – something you rarely saw at that time in the UK. What had us all bemused was that most of the ‘snaps’ were Read more about What’s with the profile photographs on LinkedIn?[…]

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Personal branding: will social media come back to haunt me?

In the age of the internet you can’t afford to forget about personal branding when job hunting. I was listening to the radio the other day and heard a really interesting statistic: apparently over 50% of employers in London openly admit to checking potential recruits’ social media activities before making hiring decisions. As I’ve subsequently Read more about Personal branding: will social media come back to haunt me?[…]

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Is it ever right to use social media to check on potential employees?

One evening recently I was busy in my kitchen and caught the back end of a radio debate. If I heard one speaker correctly, over 50% of London employers admit to checking out potential employees via social media. If that statistic is true it is a sobering thought. This is not, of course, a new story. The Daily Read more about Is it ever right to use social media to check on potential employees?[…]

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What makes a good social media policy?

The recent high profile case of SKY Sports and Eric Bristow highlights the issues faced by employers when their employees’ activity on social media brings them, as an organisation, into disrepute.  But it isn’t always thoughtless comments and damaged reputation. In 2009 a video of 2 Domino’s pizza employees ‘playing’ with food went viral, resulting Read more about What makes a good social media policy?[…]