Job Hunting Under the Boss’s Nose .
|June 22, 2010||Posted by admin under DECODE - Assess/Plan, DIRECT - Target/Resume|
Job Hunting Under the Boss’s Nose.
By ELIZABETH GARONE, WSJ
[Good article with good job seeking tips for everyone, not just the already working who are looking.]
Professional networking websites like LinkedIn are becoming particularly popular to recruiters who often have specific needs to fill when hiring. “Eighty-five percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to find talent,” says Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio, a career services expert with Vault.com and a former Fortune 500 recruiter. “It’s a completely passive job search tool.” To give yourself the best edge over the competition, make sure that any online profiles you have are up-to-date and complete, she says.
John Phillips, the director of Global Talent Labs at Microsoft Corp., says that one of the first places his recruiters look is networking sites and LinkedIn in particular to find candidates. “Your profile serves just like your résumé would,” he says. “If you’re not there, you would just be missing out on being found.”