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Jobs and Social Media--From the Other Side of the Desk

When you're searching for a job, it's easy to develop tunnel vision. In the flurry of jobseekers' Twitter accounts, RSS feeds, and email alerts, it can be useful to take a step back and remember that on the other side of all your efforts are people puzzling over how to reach the best possible recruits. Sometimes, their recruitment strategies aren't so different from the ones you're using to find a great position. Read More >

3 Reasons A Strong Online Photo Prompts Career Gold

These days few jobs require a candidate to put a photo on their resume for reasons which include discrimination, technology glitches, and misjudgments. Ultimately the aim is to power a career through professional expertise, achievements, qualifications, and role suitability. Yet in the age of global business social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, it's an unspoken given that a good profile will feature a quality professional photo. Read More >

Find Your Employer “Culture Fit” With Social Media

Make no mistake about it: finding a job is tricky business. You search online job boards, go to career fairs, network with your connections-all hoping that you'll find the right job for you. When you find one, then you've got to determine if you're qualified. Then, do you have the necessary knowledge and skills to do the work? On top of that, you've got to have the passion for the work. Do you care enough about the material and duties of the position to do a good job? Read More >

Is Your (Illegal) Unpaid Summer Internship Worth It?

Ever since the decision on the 20th Century Fox intern lawsuit, reactions have mainly fallen into two categories: "WOOHOO, finally!" and "How else are kids supposed to get any experience?!" No one wants to be taken advantage of. But the big fear is (at least from the perspective of young workers) that the pay requirement will put a cap on how many interns a company can afford to hire. Read More >

Didn't Get the Job? Why Not to Agonize

It's the hardest part of job hunting: never knowing. Never knowing if you resume was even seen, then never knowing if you'll get the interview. Then, if you do, never knowing why you didn't get the job. What if, when you applied to a job, you received a score? That could be in the future says John Sullivan, a management professor at San Francisco State University. Read More >

Vault Launches Redesigned Website

On May 31st, Vault.com launched the first significant redesign of its website in more than four years. Along with a new look, the redesigned site provides a better overall user experience and expands the depth and breadth of Vault.com's existing content. The new site provides easier navigation and enhanced functionality. Search results have been greatly improved, and there are now helpful "finders" for companies, schools, internships, and professions. Read More >

Register Now for the Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair!

Registration is now open for the eighth annual Legal Diversity Career Fair, sponsored by Vault and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA). The Fair, which will be held on Friday, August 2nd, 2013, in Washington, DC, is an opportunity for law students and attorneys from underrepresented groups to meet and network with recruiters from law firms and government agencies that are firmly committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession. Read More >

Does an Ivy Education Get You Better Job Prospects?

"To get to Yale, you effectively must pass through a fifteen year funnel. No company can match that kind of screening rigor, so why not leverage it?" That is the key argument in a Yale student's Hacker News rebuttal to Thomas Friedman's New York Times piece entitled "How to Get a Job." (Hint: it's NOT an Ivy league diploma, according to him). Read More >

Dear Class of 2013

Dear Class of 2013, I know what you're thinking. 'Why didn't I just drop out of high school, create a simple blog service, then sell the darn thing to a company down on its luck for a you-know-what's-cool one billion dollars?'  No, seriously. College is much more than a path to gainful unemployment. It's about connecting with your peers. Read More >

LinkedIn: The King of Social Recruiting

LinkedIn recently turned 10 years old. And the Mountain View, Calif.-based social network has much to celebrate. Founded in 2003, LinkedIn now has 225 million users worldwide, and its share price has nearly doubled since the firm's 2011 IPO. Meanwhile, other highly anticipated social media IPOs have fared rather poorly. Facebook's shares have fallen 40 percent since going public last year, and Zynga's shares have fallen nearly 70 percent since going public at the end of 2011. Read More >

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