Wednesday, March 10, 2010

MSN publishes Powers's "6 Job Search Mistakes"; don't count on social media too much

MSN has a useful connection with “careerbuilder” now called “MSN careers”, and today the feature was “6 Job Search Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make” by Dr. Paul Powers, who I believe appeared on Larry King Live recently. The link is here. I hope this stays with the "new MSN" site.

He discusses the use of social networking sites, to the extent to say not to overrely on them. There is no one right way to network. But probably a coherent online presence is more important today than it was ten or even five years ago.

The job market, he says, thinks short term. “What have you done lately. What can you do for me now?” The stock market is like that, too. This could be a bigger problem for moms returning to work or people out of the force because of long periods of caregiving, if they want to get back to the world they were in before. I believe I heard the speaker say on CNN that employers actually are sometimes more likely to hire the people they interviewed more recently, not first.

Picture: don't know if many job interviews happen at major league sports events. As for Nationals Park later this year, the Nats have to do much better.

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