Joshua Waldman

Joshua Waldman is talentRISE’s Social Media Strategist working with companies on how to hire the best talent. As the author of “Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies”, he has advised countless job seekers in a new world where social media is changing how careers are launched and built. To learn Joshua’s secret strategies for shortening the job search and getting the right job right away, watch his exclusive video training at CareerEnlightenment.

Companies that Use Social Media to Recruit Have Lower Turnover

There are some very compelling reasons that social job search and social recruiting are just good business. In a study of over 1,800 individuals by The A-List, over 60 percent of those who used personal connections to get hired reported being extremely satisfied with their jobs. The rest, about 40 percent, who got jobs via other means (think job boards), reported dissatisfaction with their...

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4 New Job Search Tools to Check Out in 2012

The year 2012 seems to be the year of innovation around the job search. They say great inventions come when people find a better way to solve a problem. Others say laziness is the mother of all invention. But I say that great innovations happen when millions of Americans are out of work and finding a job sucks. So in honor of America's comeback, here are four of my favorite innovations so...

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The New LinkedIn Profile Improvement Tool

On LinkedIn profiles, 100% isn't complete anymore. With several new sections added, just filling out your basics is no longer good enough. LinkedIn has recently rolled out the new Improve Your Profile Tool, which takes its users beyond the well-known profile elements to have a much richer display of professional information. Of the new sections to your profile, pay particular attention to...

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Avoid These Two Extremes in Your LinkedIn Headline

There are certain areas, when training people on using LinkedIn, that always seem to cause controversy. The first area of controversy is about profile pictures. But the second, and I think most misunderstood area, is your professional headline. Your headline is the area just below your name in the top-most blue box of your profile. Every time you send an invitation to connect, or send an...

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