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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 [...]

3Feb2010 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued
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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 [...]

8Jan2010 | Terri Bishop | 1 comment | 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 [...]

31Dec2009 | Terri Bishop | 3 comments | 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! [...]

24Dec2009 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued
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Hire Austin is on Facebook

Join our Hire Austin Facebook Fan Page! Are you using Facebook for job search?  Are you a recruiter using Facebook to find candidates.  Share your stories with other fans.  I don’t hear much about Facebook in the job search process like I hear about LinkedIn and Twitter.  I will be looking for information on how people are [...]

22Dec2009 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued
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Best Kept Secret of LinkedIn Groups

Are you a member of any LinkedIn Groups?  If not, you should take advantage of this LinkedIn feature.  Why?  One of the best features of Groups is you can directly contact ANY member in the group.  You do not have to be connected to them. If you are looking for contacts in your industry, join [...]

18Dec2009 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued
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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 [...]

14Dec2009 | Terri Bishop | 1 comment | Continued
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Are You Unemployed Game Show?

This video is funny and true. I always wonder how the Department of Labor gets their statistics. They always reference the people who gave up looking for work. Who gives up?? We don’t have a choice, we have to keep looking if we want to eat and pay rent.

9Dec2009 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued
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Is your LinkedIn Profile working for you?

Most job seekers have heard or been told they should be on LinkedIn, but are not aware of how it can help you sell yourself.  You should put some effort into your profile besides simply filling in the blanks.  It should not be a regurgitation of your resume.  It is a tool for you to  [...]

6Dec2009 | Terri Bishop | 1 comment | Continued
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What the heck is a tweetup?

A tweetup is an opportunity to meet people that you follow or follow you face to face.  Last week I talked about networking in your pajamas (http://www.hireaustin.org/2009/11/networking-in-your-pajamas) and how you could meet people in person that you follow on Twitter.  I saw this post on what to do at a TweetUp and thought it would be [...]

19Nov2009 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued
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