Tag Archive for: linkedin.com

4
Jun

I’ve been getting requests for recommendations on LinkedIn.com lately from students and former students and it made me realize that a recommendation is an act of trust–both ways. My students are trusting that I will say positive things about them that will help them get a job and I will only agree to provide a […]

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24
Mar

I have been blessed by recommendations from my students at Wake Forest University, Meredith College, and Michigan State University.  In thinking more about thank-you notes, I realized that one of my recommendations reads more like a thank-you note than a recommendation.  (Here’s is my recent post about thank-you notes, which has been the most popular […]

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22
Oct

There’s a very good column today in today’s Wall Street Journal that discusses the benefits of using social networking tools such as Facebook and LinkedIn to market your talents and capabilities: Except in the case of bulk hiring positions, employers and recruiters are Googling candidates’ names as well as searching on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, […]

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5
Feb

Karen and I get requests from our current and former students to write recommendations all the time, and increasingly on www.linkedin.com.  Most of the time we are happy to do this, to help them in their careers, and because we appreciate being able to solicit recommendations from others ourselves.  However, every once in a while […]

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23
Oct

We met with Emily Meehan, former WSJ reporter last week and asked what she learned writing her 20-something column for the WSJ.  She mentioned that 20-somethings don’t know how to network.  They don’t realize until it is too late that they need to know more people–in related fields or folks who are older than they […]

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