Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sound advice "Cynical Girl" style

Laurie Ruettimann is somewhat of a celebrity in the HR world and runs the Cynical Girl blog.  She recently attended the SHRM conference in Las Vegas and had the opportunity to rub elbows with representatives from Facebook-based apps like BranchOut and BeKnown.  Her advice to you is:’s awesome to go on the internet and look for a job — and I applaud job boards for expanding into the world of social networking — but if a company can hire you without spending a dime with BranchOut or Monster or LinkedIn, it will...Go ahead and get a profile on BeKnown, LinkedIn, and Branchout — and then get off the flippin’ computer and get yourself to industry association meetings, Rotary Club meetings, and alumni mixers. Volunteer your time. That’s the way to get hired in America — and throughout the global economy.  Read more...

I would say that is some pretty good advice. Thanks Laurie!

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