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01May2014

Your final impression – don’t blow it!

  Last week, my colleague Kaylynn wrote a post about Making a good first impression on LinkedIn.  While first impressions are very important, your final impression provides an important opportunity that you should take advantage of. The Thank You note is your last chance.  If the hiring company is on the fence or if it is
  • 1 May, 2014
  • Joel Shapiro
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25Apr2014

Your first impression on LinkedIn – don’t blow it!

  They say you have 7 seconds to make a first impression.  Your LinkedIn Headshot is your first chance – don’t blow it! It seems like in the last couple of months, there is a growing number of unprofessional LinkedIn profile pictures. After seeing the picture below, I decided it was time to write a post
  • 25 Apr, 2014
  • Kaylynn Crumb
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18Apr2014

Glassdoor, don’t always trust what you read

  I recently asked my LinkedIn Network, “When job searching, do you read the Glassdoor reviews about companies? Do bad reviews deter you from accepting an offer?”  I sat back and waited for the responses. A couple of people said no, some said yes, but everyone said they read the reviews. If you haven’t checked
  • 18 Apr, 2014
  • Kaylynn Crumb
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16Apr2014

This member chose to be shown as anonymous

  A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about utilizing the ‘Who has viewed your profile’ section on LinkedIn to max advantage.  This got me thinking that I should drink my own juice and come out of the shadows. I decided to change my settings and no longer be “This member chose to be
  • 16 Apr, 2014
  • Joel Shapiro
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10Apr2014

Recapping the Betas 2014 Awards and Showcase!

  Last night JMS Technical Solutions was proud to be a sponsor for the InfoTech Niagara Beta Awards and Technology Showcase! It is so amazing seeing the many talented Technology professionals in Western New York! Among my favorite, Mad Jack 3D Prints (seriously, how cool is 3D printing!), Sunnking, and Girl Develop It. This event helped show
  • 10 Apr, 2014
  • Kaylynn Crumb
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04Apr2014

Are LinkedIn Endorsements Valuable?

  Are LinkedIn Endorsements valuable? My thoughts on this: no. I have been endorsed for many different “skills” that I may have, see below. It shows that I do have some skills that are true such as “recruiting” and “social networking” but it also shows skills that I do not have. For example, I have
  • 4 Apr, 2014
  • Kaylynn Crumb
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31Mar2014

Who’s viewed your profile?

The Who’s Viewed Your Profile function on LinkedIn is easily one of the more addicting features.  Besides ego boosting or busting, it can also be one of the most valuable, if you play your cards right. A few years back, I randomly followed  Steve Levy on Twitter, along with a few others that day.  Getting
  • 31 Mar, 2014
  • Joel Shapiro
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28Mar2014

Why did you accept the offer?

Recently, I asked my LinkedIn network “What is more important in accepting a new job offer, a large pay raise or a great benefits package?” I added an extra option, “looking at the big picture” and sat back and thought about which one may be most important in accepting an offer. Large pay: Something to consider
  • 28 Mar, 2014
  • Kaylynn Crumb
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21Mar2014

Does culture eat experience for breakfast?

We recently went through a hiring process on the home-front, seeking a nanny to help with our new twin girls and 2 year old son.  The interview process left us two front runners and once again raised the question – should you hire experience or other factors? One candidate had the perfect resume, having had
  • 21 Mar, 2014
  • Joel Shapiro
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14Mar2014

Well, what is the position paying?

  As recruiters, we often get this reply to the question about salary when asking “what salary are you looking for?” “Well, what is the position paying?” Should your pay be based on what the company is willing to pay or what you were previously earning?   If you were previously making $60,000, is a
  • 14 Mar, 2014
  • Kaylynn Crumb
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