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Why LinkedIn Recommendations Are Better Than Endorsements

20 February, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
LinkedIn users have, no doubt, noticed that there is a relatively new feature — endorsements. This leading professional networking site previously only offered a recommendation feature, a nice tool for members who were interested in strengthening their personal career brand by getting meaningful written recommendations from colleagues and customers.   My feelings about the new endorsements […] Read more»

Career Management, The Resume And Dealing With Recruiters

31 December, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
My 2012 is coming to an end in much the same way it began, at least according to my email, with questions regarding career management, the resume and how to deal with recruiters. Career Management – My email is balanced between people who are concerned about losing a job, or those already in transition.  Very […] Read more»

Working With Recruiters: It’s About Building Your Network

6 July, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
A common complaint among executives who have gotten the sack is that recruiters do not return phone calls even though the vast majority of the complainers have invested little or no time in developing a networking relationship with search executives. Search consultants do this work—day in, day out. Many of my colleagues just assume that […] Read more»