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Americans still sour on the economy despite falling unemployment
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Americans’ assessment of the economy appears to be at odds with official unemployment statistics. But looking more deeply at job openings, hires and quits can help explain the disconnect.

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The Ten “Apply Now” Commandments
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We’re all feeling the same thing here… candidates are different today than they were yesterday. We need to interact with them differently. We need to recognize that they are in power, moreover, we need to meet them where they are. We need new commandments. Here’s my take… I am the Candidate. Recruiters, sourcers, hiring managers, […]

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How to recover from a Glassdoor disaster!
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This is a guest post by Kate Ball, Group Recruitment Manager, at Gorkana. It is clear to me that Glassdoor is a site that should be taken seriously. There is no way to dress up the fact that we have has recently experienced quite a hammering on Glassdoor either, and I dread to think how […]

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Second Month of Slow Job Growth As Economy Adds 142,000
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The government delivered unexpected job news this morning, reporting that September posted a surprisingly small 142,000 increase in U.S. employment. The report from the Labor Department was well below the 203,000-206,000 increase forecast by economists.

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Florida is #1 in Hidden Job Leads
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Florida is leading the nation in “hidden job” leads. Find out how your state ranks in this handy guide for companies that are about to hire.

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LinkedIn Isn't Doing Anything For Me – What Am I Missing?
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Dear Liz,. I'm trying to get the hang of the new-millennium career advice you share, but I admit I'm behind the curve. I started a LinkedIn page, but I'm lost. I'm not sure what to include on it, and so far my LinkedIn account hasn't done anything for me.

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Playing ‘Pong’ with Multi-Screen Candidates
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Play “Pong” with multi-screen candidates by designing your career site to allow them to bounce seamlessly between smartphones, tablets and desktops.

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Flirting with disaster: Using LinkedIn for dates 'creepy'
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When an e-mail arrives from LinkedIn, it's usually a reminder to check a connection's new photo or update your profile. But sometimes what lands in the inbox are flattering flirtations from strangers, vague messages suggesting a drink or clear come-ons.

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Social Media Housekeeping for Jobseekers [Infographic]
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Even if you’re not in the marketing world, managing your personal brand has become a necessary skill in your job hunt. But how can you wrangle all your various social media profiles into a single cohesive vision of an imminently employable you?

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One major secret about LinkedIn you need to be successful
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It might sound counterintuitive, especially considering I make my living off teaching others how to generate business for themselves using LinkedIn. But I was reminded again recently why it's so important to move potential clients and customers away …

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Starbucks can’t fire cursing, pro-union worker
www.seattlepi.com

Stickin’ it to The Man, probably while very caffeinated.

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5 Ways In Which Temp Agencies Must Adapt In Order To Survive In An Ever Changing Job Market
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The future of the staffing industry looks brilliant. Almost every industry expert says so. The reason for the optimism is twofold.

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Automated Reference Checks: You should be very worried
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HR: “the biggest suckers for non-value-added software.” Find out why reference checking by third parties and by online forms is driving job seekers and their references nuts. Would you fill out 10 pages of reference forms, including essay questions, when the candidate hasn’t even been interviewed yet? Maybe not.

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An Unpredictable Road to Success at LinkedIn
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Mike Gamson '96, senior vice president of global solutions for LinkedIn, is a man of versatility and vision, and he holds an impressive role at one of the world's leading social networks. But because of his personal intellectual curiosity and penchant …

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