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Why we should be advising jobseekers to reject LinkedIn connection requests

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mildred Talabi Aug 10, 2012. 5 Replies

I took the long way round to come to the realisation that having "over 500" people in your LinkedIn network isn't necessarily a good thing, particularly if you're job hunting. This is the basis for…Continue

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3 costly mistakes jobseekers make on cover letters

Posted on March 17, 2012 at 3:04pm 0 Comments

What’s more important – having a good CV or a good cover letter…? The answer? Both! Cover letters are just as important as CVs because a good cover letter gets your CV through the door and a good CV then goes on to qualify you for an interview!

If you know anything about my background, you’ll know I fell into CV writing, cover letters and so on by accident while working in the media as the assistant editor of a magazine. Back then I had to recruit people (as well as everything else)…

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Why jobseekers need to show interest in Pinterest…

Posted on March 17, 2012 at 2:55pm 0 Comments

Unless you’ve had your head firmly stuck in the sand over the past three months or so, you would have noticed that everyone is going on about the latest social network that is set to “take the world by storm”. We’re not talking about Facebook, Twitter, and no, not even the still relatively new Google Plus – the latest boy/girl wonder site in question is none other than Pinterest.…

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Aug 10, 2012
Mildred Talabi replied to Mildred Talabi's discussion 'Why we should be advising jobseekers to reject LinkedIn connection requests'
"Peter, as Raoul can also verify - it's VERY easy to accumulate a large number of personal connections in a person's lifetime. If you think about all the people you ever went to school/college/university with, people you worked with in…"
Aug 10, 2012
Mildred Talabi replied to Mildred Talabi's discussion 'Why we should be advising jobseekers to reject LinkedIn connection requests'
"I love this response Steven - I think you're absolutely spot on, especially on the up to date profile part and being valuable to people who connect with you. It's important to remember good networking isn't just about what you can…"
Aug 10, 2012
Peter Ceccarelli replied to Mildred Talabi's discussion 'Why we should be advising jobseekers to reject LinkedIn connection requests'
"How the hell do you have 500 personal connections in your network?  Who has that kind of time to "know" that many people.  Regardless if you've ever met them in person or not.  That's crazy!"
Aug 9, 2012
Steven Davidson replied to Mildred Talabi's discussion 'Why we should be advising jobseekers to reject LinkedIn connection requests'
"I agree with Raoul, there are pitfalls to accepting invitations, and certainly I do not accept all nebulous invitations of people that have 1 connection or have not set up a proper profile. I nevertheless receive spam from a couple of people and…"
Aug 9, 2012
Raoul Q replied to Mildred Talabi's discussion 'Why we should be advising jobseekers to reject LinkedIn connection requests'
"Keeping it real on LinkedIn  I've worked very hard to build up my network and approaching 500 connections all of which I've had professional contact with over the years.  I do not however think it’s a bad thing for…"
Aug 9, 2012
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Why we should be advising jobseekers to reject LinkedIn connection requests

I took the long way round to come to the realisation that having "over 500" people in your LinkedIn network isn't necessarily a good thing, particularly if you're job hunting. This is the basis for my guest post on JobMob which you can read in full here: http://jobmob.co.il/blog/reject-linkedin-requestsI'd be…See More
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