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Got a minute?

October 19, 2014

I'm oft surprised by the number of work force professionals challenged by the thought of online personal branding...'I don't like to talk about myself', 'I'm a private person', 'I've more important things to do'. The future is digital folk and it's time we embraced it.

'But why? What does all this digital business mean?'

It means dedicated webpages replacing traditional resumes; LinkedIn membership volume and currency replacing Rolodexes; WhatsApp and other messaging apps replacing phone...

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Move over George Orwell

December 5, 2014

You're in the job market, resume's looking good and you're now waiting for the recruiter to call. Chances are they're busy checking out your online presence. Did you know that 98% of recruiters will view your LinkedIn profile before they meet you? What's more it's standard for hiring managers and recruiters to check out your Facebook and Twitter profiles as well. Yes...the tech savvy are now using sophisticated technology to piece together a bigger picture of your profile. Sounding a tad too...

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Social Media Dinosaur?

September 14, 2015

LinkedIn - the Modern Day Rolodex. Least that's how I see LinkedIn yet as a career management specialist, I'm oft surprised when my candidates oppose the idea of having a LinkedIn Profile. 'I don't want people invading my privacy'; 'stealing my personal information'; 'my ex stalking me'; 'people pestering me to connect'; 'no one I'd want to connect with'; 'I'm shy, I don't like to put myself out there; 'I don't have Facebook or Twitter - why would I want LinkedIn?'

'People will steal my...

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