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Favour test is the way to build a meaningful LinkedIn network

By using a system called the ‘favour test’ people can build up a LinkedIn network of contacts that is actually meaningful and useful, a social media expert has claimed. Alexandra Samuel, vice-president of social media at research organisation Vision Critical, explained … Continue reading

Experience is most important LinkedIn factor, say finance directors

When finance directors are looking at a person’s LinkedIn profile, their experience is the most important factor, new research has shown.   A study by recruitment firm Robert Half UK revealed that 65 per cent of finance directors opted for … Continue reading

What’s in a name? CV bias, claims study

A heavy bias has been noted against job applicants with foreign-sounding names in a recent study in Sweden. Reported by thelocal.se, the Lund University project sent random combinations of CVs and cover letters, with a mixture of Swedish and foreign … Continue reading

LinkedIn rep explains changes to its search functionality

Professional network LinkedIn has altered its search functionality in a bid to make complex searches more simple, reports venturebeat.com. Brad Mauney, product lead for identity products at LinkedIn, spoke with the tech news website about the network’s ‘Unified Search’ feature, … Continue reading

LinkedIn names most important female recruiters

The most important female recruiters in the UK have been named by professional social network LinkedIn. According to onrec.com, the company compiled the list by looking at metrics such as how many times they update their LinkedIn profile, how engaged … Continue reading

Always create vanity URL on LinkedIn, urges social media expert

Executives should always choose to add a custom public URL for their LinkedIn profile, it has been claimed. Sandy Jones-Kaminski, principal consultant at marketing firm Bella Domain Media, wrote on business2community.com that altering this allows people to have a web address … Continue reading

Culture secretary backs advertising as economic growth driver

Culture secretary Maria Miller has backed calls for the government to invest in the advertising sector to boost economic growth.  The MP provided the keynote address at the LEAD 2013 conference on Thursday (January 30th), reports brandrepublic.com, at which a … Continue reading

Offshore wind sector earmarked for more growth in 2013

The offshore wind sector is predicted to grow further in 2013 thanks to more investment.  Scottish Renewables, the industry body for such power generation facilities, suggested the starter pistol was fired in 2012 for major projects around Scotland, with initiatives … Continue reading

Amazon-style online CV goes viral

A French man has seen his online CV go viral – he created an Amazon-style page listing himself as the product. There has been no word yet as to whether Philip Dubost’s page has won him a job yet, but … Continue reading

Avoid sounding ‘suspiciously impressive’ on CVs

Job applicants should try to avoid sounding ‘suspiciously impressive’ on their CVs, it has been claimed. CV writers will always want to present their experience in the best light, but if the details of a post sound overly extravagant then … Continue reading

Interview attire tips handed out by stylist

A stylist has offered a series of tips on how to dress for interviews. Sarah O’Neill, a wardrobe specialist and stylist in Northern Ireland, explained to bbc.co.uk that the primary aim is deliver a “great, professional first impression” and the best way … Continue reading

Expert urges people to ‘take control’ of their job search

It is crucial for jobseekers to take control of their search for the right employment position, rather than just surf jobs boards, it has been claimed. Simon Gray, author of ‘Super Secrets of the Successful Jobseeker’, suggested on onrec.com that … Continue reading

Lord Hall’s CV fits the bill for the BBC, suggests editorial

The new director-general of the BBC has the ideal CV to lead the broadcaster in its current state of turmoil, it has been claimed. According to telegraph.co.uk‘s Telegraph View column, if the BBC was trying to produce the ideal professional … Continue reading

Video adds new dimension to CV review

Recruiters are increasingly using video as a method of supplementing the information they get from a professional CV. According to personneltoday.com, video is the latest technology to be used to help recruiters find the right candidate for each role, allowing … Continue reading

Favour test is the way to build a meaningful LinkedIn network

By using a system called the ‘favour test’ people can build up a LinkedIn network of contacts that is actually meaningful and useful, a social media expert has claimed. Alexandra Samuel, vice-president of social media at research organisation Vision Critical, explained … Continue reading

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Experience is most important LinkedIn factor, say finance directors

When finance directors are looking at a person’s LinkedIn profile, their experience is the most important factor, new research has shown.   A study by recruitment firm Robert Half UK revealed that 65 per cent of finance directors opted for … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? CV bias, claims study

A heavy bias has been noted against job applicants with foreign-sounding names in a recent study in Sweden. Reported by thelocal.se, the Lund University project sent random combinations of CVs and cover letters, with a mixture of Swedish and foreign … Continue reading

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LinkedIn rep explains changes to its search functionality

Professional network LinkedIn has altered its search functionality in a bid to make complex searches more simple, reports venturebeat.com. Brad Mauney, product lead for identity products at LinkedIn, spoke with the tech news website about the network’s ‘Unified Search’ feature, … Continue reading

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LinkedIn names most important female recruiters

The most important female recruiters in the UK have been named by professional social network LinkedIn. According to onrec.com, the company compiled the list by looking at metrics such as how many times they update their LinkedIn profile, how engaged … Continue reading

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Always create vanity URL on LinkedIn, urges social media expert

Executives should always choose to add a custom public URL for their LinkedIn profile, it has been claimed. Sandy Jones-Kaminski, principal consultant at marketing firm Bella Domain Media, wrote on business2community.com that altering this allows people to have a web address … Continue reading

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Culture secretary backs advertising as economic growth driver

Culture secretary Maria Miller has backed calls for the government to invest in the advertising sector to boost economic growth.  The MP provided the keynote address at the LEAD 2013 conference on Thursday (January 30th), reports brandrepublic.com, at which a … Continue reading

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Offshore wind sector earmarked for more growth in 2013

The offshore wind sector is predicted to grow further in 2013 thanks to more investment.  Scottish Renewables, the industry body for such power generation facilities, suggested the starter pistol was fired in 2012 for major projects around Scotland, with initiatives … Continue reading

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Amazon-style online CV goes viral

A French man has seen his online CV go viral – he created an Amazon-style page listing himself as the product. There has been no word yet as to whether Philip Dubost’s page has won him a job yet, but … Continue reading

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Avoid sounding ‘suspiciously impressive’ on CVs

Job applicants should try to avoid sounding ‘suspiciously impressive’ on their CVs, it has been claimed. CV writers will always want to present their experience in the best light, but if the details of a post sound overly extravagant then … Continue reading

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Interview attire tips handed out by stylist

A stylist has offered a series of tips on how to dress for interviews. Sarah O’Neill, a wardrobe specialist and stylist in Northern Ireland, explained to bbc.co.uk that the primary aim is deliver a “great, professional first impression” and the best way … Continue reading

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Expert urges people to ‘take control’ of their job search

It is crucial for jobseekers to take control of their search for the right employment position, rather than just surf jobs boards, it has been claimed. Simon Gray, author of ‘Super Secrets of the Successful Jobseeker’, suggested on onrec.com that … Continue reading

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Lord Hall’s CV fits the bill for the BBC, suggests editorial

The new director-general of the BBC has the ideal CV to lead the broadcaster in its current state of turmoil, it has been claimed. According to telegraph.co.uk‘s Telegraph View column, if the BBC was trying to produce the ideal professional … Continue reading

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Video adds new dimension to CV review

Recruiters are increasingly using video as a method of supplementing the information they get from a professional CV. According to personneltoday.com, video is the latest technology to be used to help recruiters find the right candidate for each role, allowing … Continue reading

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