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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:23

LinkedIn adding new features

SAN FRANCISCO LinkedIn wants to become more useful to workers by adding personalized news feeds, helpful messaging 'bots' and recommendations for online training courses, as the professional networking service strives to be more than just a tool for job-hunting.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:32

Don't let your degree hold you back

Within the last few weeks I've witnessed two young women trying to land a job. One has been successful; the other is still looking. These women don't know each other and they live in different towns. But they share many of the same traits. Both were raised in Maine, left and have now returned. Both are in their 20s, well educated and bright. I'm thrilled for this state that they're both back to stay!

What's been interesting is how each has approached her job search. Both are hoping to work in their chosen field. Both have been networking and talking with people in their industry a great strategy. But their expectations differ greatly. One has been unwilling to accept anything that she thinks is beneath her. She has passed on opportunities in her industry because they are parttime, not in her preferred community, don't pay well enough or are too entry level. She is still looking. The other young woman interviewed for a number of positions and was even willing to accept an internship (not a job) with a company because she wanted to get her foot in the door. By the end of her first day as an intern, she was offered a permanent job!

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