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the startup of you

Your Career as a Startup

A year ago, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and author Ben Casnocha published The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform your Career. In commemoration of the one year anniversary of the book’s launch, they released a visual summary of the book. This presentation elegantly articulates the #CareerGravity mindset. The book’s website […]

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The World’s Best Résumés

Last July, I wrote a post about the Best Online Résumé Ever. It was the online résumé of an online marketing manager who constructed it to look exactly like Google’s free Analytics tool. There were a number of reasons why this was a fantastic online CV, including the facts that it was relevant, demonstrative, fascinating and optimized for […]

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The Future of Work

This week I came across a report called The Future of Work from a publisher named PSFK. In it, they identified 16 trends across 4 macro themes that they say will impact the workplace in the future. I’ve pulled out a few of the more compelling examples that I think people should think about. Career […]

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Zao, employee referrals, social media referrals

The Legend of Employee Referrals Is Linked to Zao

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that just about all hiring organizations are using, or plan to use, social media to recruit job candidates. And hiring authorities are looking for referrals as a part of their social media–based recruiting efforts. You want your #CareerGravity to be right, to look good, when acquaintances of […]

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TalentBin: Diversify Your Online Footprint Now

Recruiting has changed. That’s an understatement of the highest order. The fancy schmancy term for recruitment is talent acquisition, by the way. As it turns out, I’m working on a related article due to HRO Today, well, today. Recently, in preparations for writing that article, I had the pleasure of speaking with Peter Kazanjy, co-founder and CEO of […]

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traditional resume, job seeking rejection

Jobseekers: Keep Your Cool — and Your Options Open

Recently, one jobseeker’s foot traveled directly to her mouth. Click on this link only if you’re OK with reading foul language. A jarring illustration of frustration, brought on by obsession boiling into a toxic brew of self-inflicted defeat, her story went viral. The angles to and dynamics of her plight would probably keep smart human resource industry […]

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