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A Job Interview You Don’t Have to Show Up For

A Job Interview You Don’t Have to Show Up For Microsoft, Verizon, Others Use Virtual Worlds to Recruit; Dressing Avatars for Success By ANJALI ATHAVALEY June 20, 2007; Page D1 It’s now possible to meet with recruiters without actually showing up for a job interview. Some employers are experimenting with Second Life, the online virtual community owned by San Francisco-based Linden Lab, to screen prospective hires. The program allows job seekers to create a computer-generated image to represent themselves — […]

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Summer Reading

Summer Reading, By Kate Lorenz, Editor According to a Harris Interactive survey, 35 percent of Americans say reading is their favorite pastime. But let’s face it, for many of us, it’s hard enough to find time to read a book review — let alone an entire book! Fortunately, the slower pace of summer — with its long days and trips to the mountains or beach, offers more opportunities to crack open a book or two. Here are eight recommendations […]

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Top Questions to Ask the IT Hiring Manager If you are an HR manager or recruiter, understanding what an IT hiring manager is looking for in a new hire is not always easy. To help you obtain complete, accurate information before beginning the interview process, Dice has developed a list of key qualifying questions. This checklist of top questions for the IT hiring manager is designed to help you pre-qualify technology candidates, saving time and effort during the initial screening and interview process.

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Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn

Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn The average number of LinkedIn connections for people who work at Google is forty-seven. The average number for Harvard Business School grads is fifty-eight, so you could skip the MBA, work at Google, and probably get most of the connections you need. Later, you can hire Harvard MBAs to prepare your income taxes. People with more than twenty connections are thirty-four times more likely to be approached with a job opportunity than people with less […]

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Hiring Line By Liz Ryan Offer-and-Acceptance Etiquette Recruiters and job seekers can reach an agreement more quickly and comfortably by employing a technique called a “supposal” Job seekers often call me and say: “How much time can I ask for to evaluate a job offer?” Well, how much time do you want? I’d say two or three days is standard, unless the weekend is coming, in which case you can ask for the weekend, too. “Oh, my goodness,” said one […]

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