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Feature Article #1

Posting Your Resume on the Job Boards Does Work!

A lot of job seekers think the job boards are dead.  Granted, they shouldn’t be what you focus a lot of your time on, but they still are HIGHLY used in the recruiting industry.  I have written several articles about this topic (Why You Should Post Your Resume Onlne) and plan to update these posts [...]

Terri Bishop | October 8th, 2010 | Continued

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Feature Article #2

Attitude is Everything!

It’s the New Year and we are surrounded by resolutions we should be making and new habits we should be adopting. I have a wish list of behaviors that I would like to see more of and especially among job seekers.  Having a great attitude will take you a long way in life and for [...]

Terri Bishop | February 3rd, 2010 | Continued

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Feature Article #3

Top 5 Twitter Mistakes made by Job Hunters

   Twitter is an excellent tool for connecting with people you might not ordinarily get to.  Since you can follow anyone, it is more open than LinkedIn or Facebook.  It is a powerful tool for building relationships if used CORRECTLY.    When you follow someone, they get a message telling them that your Twitter id [...]

Terri Bishop | January 8th, 2010 | Continued

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10 Things Job Seekers should do while things are slow

The job search slows down at the end of the year, but this is a great time to do some cleanup work on some of your job search tools. Get everything spruced up and ready to go when the new year starts. 1. Is your LinkedIn profile completely filled out? If not, get on it! [...]

Terri Bishop | December 24th, 2009 | Continued

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Feature Article #5

Want to make your LinkedIn Headline Stand Out?

Your headline is the text that appears underneath your name in LinkedIn. This is the area where you need to SELL yourself and entice the recruiter to read your profile. This area shows up in the search results. The recruiter has typed in some keywords looking for candidates. They get hundreds of results back. You [...]

Terri Bishop | December 14th, 2009 | Continued

About this Site

HISTORY This site is a rebirth of the Hire Austin group which was formerly known as the Low Tech Happy Hour. Hire Austin has been about members helping other members in making connections for job opportunities.  We had meetings and shared job leads through an email list. The meetings stopped in 2007, but the email [...]

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Three reasons why you should add the Skills section to your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn recently added some new sections you can add to your profile.  They are Publications, Languages, Skills, Certifications, and Patents.  If any of these are relevant to you, add them to your profile, but everyone should use the Skills section. Here is why: 1.  It is a GREAT way to highlight your skills to recruiters/hiring [...]

March 8th, 2011 | Terri Bishop | 3 comments | Continued
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Unemployed is a four letter word

If you are currently “not employed” and looking, what do you have in your LinkedIn profile or Twitter bio, or other similar sites?  What do you say when you meet people and they ask what you do? Please tell me you don’t use the word unemployed anywhere.  This is such an ugly word and it [...]

October 22nd, 2010 | Terri Bishop | 2 comments | Continued
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How to add your LinkedIn profile to Facebook

You can now expand your network by adding your LinkedIn profile to your Facebook profile.

October 13th, 2010 | Terri Bishop | 5 comments | Continued
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Don’t be a Lazy LinkedIn User

LinkedIn is not something you do once and you forget it. Just because you got your profile on it, doesn’t mean you are done. It means you have only started.

October 6th, 2010 | Terri Bishop | 2 comments | Continued
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Follow the companies you want to work for on LinkedIn

A relatively new addition on LinkedIn is the ability to follow companies. This is a great feature to help you stay informed on news about companies you want to work for.

September 30th, 2010 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued
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We have comments!

I am very excited to have installed Disqus comments on the HireAustin website.  This is one of the most widely used comment systems in the market today.  Disqus enables easy commenting on posts and you can also get notified when someone comments on a post.  This is something I have been wanting for a long [...]

September 22nd, 2010 | Terri Bishop | 3 comments | Continued
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A Great Resource for Austin Job Hunters

One of the ways to keep up with all the new companies relocating here or starting here in Austin is to subscribe to blogs or email newsletters.  One blog that I encourage you to read is http://austinnovation.wordpress.com/ written by John Egan.  He keeps us informed of new and exciting companies in Austin and usually includes [...]

September 1st, 2010 | Terri Bishop | 5 comments | Continued
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Why should I connect with you on LinkedIn?

Would you walk up to a person and immediately ask them for their business card?  You probably would not  do this.  So, why would you send an invitation on LinkedIn to connect with someone without an introduction?  And, yet, people do this everyday. If you want to connect with someone, let them know how you [...]

March 9th, 2010 | Terri Bishop | 2 comments | Continued
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Most Common Mistake on LinkedIn Profile

  Do you have a blog or website that you list on your LinkedIn Profile?  If you are like most of the profiles on LinkedIn, you are missing an opportunity to promote it.  Most people are not aware of this.  Here is the area on LinkedIn to complete: When you click on the link, you [...]

February 22nd, 2010 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued
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Are you lying on your resume/LinkedIn profile?

I’m sure your first response to this question is ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!  We have been taught that your resume represents you in your career history and your integrity.  A lot of your job information can be verified, so DO NOT LIE!  Guess what?  A lot of job seekers are lying.  *Gasp* If you have not updated your [...]

December 31st, 2009 | Terri Bishop | 3 comments | Continued