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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 [...]

December 22nd, 2009 | 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 [...]

December 18th, 2009 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | 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.

December 9th, 2009 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | 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 [...]

November 19th, 2009 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued
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How to set up a RSS feed for Craigslist

If you are like most of us job seekers, you read the job postings on Craigslist on a regular basis.  Some people tell me they check it several times a day to see new postings as soon as they appear.  There’s a better and easier way to check for new postings.  You can set up a [...]

October 15th, 2009 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued
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How are you using Twitter in your job search?

Twitter is like the Wild Wild West as a new technology, but there are job postings and connections being made from it. Below are still of the things I am doing. Write and share what you have tried and whether you have seen results. We can all benefit with information on how to use this [...]

September 2nd, 2009 | Terri Bishop | 1 comment | Continued
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What do you want to discuss?

As a job searcher and a recruiting sourcer, I get lots of ideas for topics to discuss on this site.  Let me know if there is an area that you would be interested in exploring. I have a list of topics that I am going to write about, but am always open to more ideas.  Post [...]

August 26th, 2009 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued
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How to attach your resume in your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn profiles are great, but recruiters usually want to see a resume.  Make it easy for them by including your resume in your LinkedIn profile.  To add your resume, select the edit profile link, and there will be a section to add applications. Select the Box.net application.  This application allows you to upload a Word [...]

August 7th, 2009 | Terri Bishop | 1 comment | Continued
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What are your LinkedIn Contact Settings?

Do you know what your LinkedIn Contact settings are?  If you don’t have them set correctly, recruiters are not supposed to contact you about job opportunities.  Your LinkedIn profile is like your resume; it is a living document.  Keep it current!  If you are open to job opportunities, MAKE SURE the Career Opportunities box is checked [...]

July 30th, 2009 | Terri Bishop | 1 comment | Continued
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Join our LinkedIn Group

Get to know the Hire Austin members through our LinkedIn Group!  Join the Hire Austin group today!

July 27th, 2009 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued