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3 FREE Online Seminars: Job Search Tool Kit July 7th | LinkedIn A-Z July 8th | Social Media July 9th

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While Be Your Own Headhunter is under going a facelift this is how to stay in touch with upcoming seminars:

All presentations are 60-90 minutes with a Q&A that follows.

If you are a Twitter user and would like to provide immediate feedback during a presentation add #BYOH to your comments and suggestions. I will follow up with you on Twitter after the presentation.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend the sessions during these times (or are seeing this post after sessions have been held) either click MN Headhunter Blog or Be Your Own Headhunter where you will find a calendar of upcoming events or register anyway so you can get the slides via email.

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Online Classifieds - Another Resource in your Job Search

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

From: CareerAlley

I don't really remember when Internet job searching overtook the old fashioned print classified ad, but it wasn't all that long ago that most of can remember the commerical "I found my job through the New York Times". But print classifieds are very much alive (although not a major force anymore) and their web-based "sister" versions are very much in use. So if you need to try something new, try some of these web-based classified ads.

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Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis & St. Paul Has The World’s Largest Event

I can be a little (a lot) competitive and for my friends around the country who talk about how cool their Social Media Breakfast, happy hour club or professional network is let me say this...

We kicked your ass today.

Has your event ever had 300+ people, met 16 months in a row or had a jumbotron? Yes, I said jumbotron. Minneapolis/St. Paul is not the flyover prairie you think it is so step down from your “I am so cool sitting here on a coast” pedestal. (sorry, had to get that out of my system)

We owe this effort here to one guy, Rick Mahn (@rickmahn) Founder of Social Media Breakfast – Twin Cities. Rick is one of the nicest guys you will meet. He will mention he has had some help planning events and sponsors (including me two times in the beginning) and that this is about the community (which it is) but without Rick’s leadership this thing would not be what it is today. He is not doing this for himself but believes we have a great community here and it should get together.

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LinkedIn Is Not A Social Networking Site

I know a number of people are going to disagree with me on this but read on and then tell me what you think.

LinkedIn is a professional networking site.

Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and the rest are social networking sites.

Sure LinkedIn has some of the features of other sites like:

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Two Ways to Get Unstuck in Your Job Search

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

From: Kevin Donlin

You can find great job-hunting ideas by reading publications that have nothing ostensible to do with job hunting.

Example: a new book by seminal marketer, Jay Abraham, called "The Sticking Point Solution."

What, you may ask, does a book for entrepreneurs and marketing/sales professionals have to do with your job search?

Nothing. And a whole lot.

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6 FREE Online Seminars: Job Search Tool Kit June 30th | LinkedIn A-Z July 1st | Social Media July 2nd

Be Your Own Headhunter logo small

While Be Your Own Headhunter is under going a facelift this is how to stay in touch with upcoming seminars:

All presentations are 60-90 minutes with a Q&A that follows.

If you are a Twitter user and would like to provide immediate feedback during a presentation add #BYOH to your comments and suggestions. I will follow up with you on Twitter after the presentation.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend the sessions during these times (or are seeing this post after sessions have been held) either click MN Headhunter Blog or Be Your Own Headhunter where you will find a calendar of upcoming events or register anyway so you can get the slides via email.

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How To Show Employers That You Fit The Job

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

From: Caroline Ceniza-Levine

One jobseeker asked:  If flexibility, versatility and cross-training are all the rage these days, why do recruiters seem to hold so firmly to the belief that a candidate must "fit the profile" exactly?

The above question is valid, and it demonstrates why boilerplate qualities with no substance or tangible metrics attached are meaningless.  In the above example, flexibility, versatility and cross-training are the boilerplate qualities.  Many job descriptions ask for these.  Therefore, these are not going to be the deciding factors; they’re a given.  Instead you need to find what makes that job unique, how that will be measured and appeal specifically to that.  When you do that, you fit the profile, and that’s what employers and recruiters want.

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Federal Hiring Trends and In-Demand Jobs

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

From: Lorraine Russo

Updated weekly, this page completes the top 50 Federal agencies with the most openings in the last calendar month.

For example, the agency with the most openings in a calendar month is Veterans Affairs / Veterans Health Administration, with 3,326 jobs (mostly highly-skilled medical jobs), followed by the Army Corps of Engineers with 3,126 jobs.

Because the list is updated weekly, be sure to bookmark it and add it to your calendar. It provides a ton of information about which agencies are hiring and the in-demand jobs (right now, there are nine in-demand jobs posted from two agencies: Department Of Energy (1 job) and Department Of The Navy (8 jobs).

Before you think that getting a Federal jobs is near-impossible, be sure to read the 9 Myths about Federal Jobs.

Here's the entire list:

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Open Eyes, Open Mind, New Job

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

From: Kevin Donlin

Despite the rotten employment news -- Have you heard? We're in a recession -- there are jobs to be had.

In fact, your next job might walk right into the room today or come disguised as a position you don't really want.

How can this be?

Read on to learn how two people found work recently by doing simple, unusual things that you can do, too …

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Five Things NOT To Do During a Job Interview

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From: Christina Archer is the Director of Healthcare Recruiting with AgentHR's Columbus, Ohio office

It doesn't matter what industry you are in, or what job you do, when you're trying to land your next job, you have to have a competitive mindset to win the job offer.  You've probably heard or read about the different things you are supposed to do when meeting with a prospective employer.  Let's turn our focus from what you should do, to what you should never do during a telephone, online meeting, or face to face interview.

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