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Third Career Carnival Blogging event

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Today, Stephanie Lloyd is hosting the third career blogging carnival on her blog, Radiant Veracity. She has featured posts from career bloggers such as Ben Eubanks Outbreak psp , G.L. Hoffman, Jennifer McClure

, Craig Fisher Alice's Restaurant full movie , Heather Huhman, J.T. O'Donnell, Miriam Salpeter, myself, and many more.

Visit her blog for details and enjoy!


Interview About Using Twitter for Recruiting and the Job Search

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Stephanie Lloyd, career blogger at Radiant Veracity and owner of Calibre Search Group, is writing a series for her blog on how recruiters are using Twitter in the recruiting efforts. Today was my turn for an interview. Here's an excerpt, but definitely check out Stephanie's blog for the entire interview and for her career advice "served with a healthy dose of candor and a smile."

Interview with Lindsay Olson: How do you use Twitter in your recruiting efforts?

With all of the publicity Twitter is getting these days it′s no wonder I′m getting so many questions from job seekers asking how they can use it effectively in their job search as well as how recruiters use it to find candidates.

I decided to interview several recruiters who are avid users of Twitter and ask them what advice they have for job seekers. This week I talked to Lindsay Olson Scrooge movie download .

How do you use Twitter in your recruiting efforts?

I started using Twitter two years ago. I use it to keep in contact with candidates and companies with whom I already have a relationship as well as forge many new relationships. I mainly follow professionals in my industry specialty — public relations and marketing.

I share information about our searches, but my goal is to use it for more than just posting information about my company and searches. I post relevant industry links and information about the industry as well as career advice from my blogs and blogs of others that I think my audience may find insightful.

By sharing useful information and engaging with my followers daily, I′ve built relationships it would have taken years to build, if ever, any other way.

For the rest of the article, see Stephanie's full post.

Thanks, Stephanie!

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What Not to Say or Do in an Interview: Part 2 by Stephanie Lloyd

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This is part two of Stephanie Lloyd's 2-piece series on what not to say or do in an interview. You can find the first five here.

6.  Interviewer: "What questions do you have for me?" Candidate: "How much vacation will I get?"

Do *not* discuss salary or benefit packages, particularly during the first interview! Remain open. If you are asked what you′re looking for, it is fine to let them know what your salary and bonus structure is today.  Beyond that, let them know you′d rather defer that conversation until you′ve learned more about the opportunity, and they′ve learned more about what you can bring to the company.

7. Interviewer: "Candidate flushed the toilet during the phone interview."

Phone interviews are frequently a first step in the interviewing process.  Do *not* disregard the importance of this first impression! Be sure to set up a specific time in advance for the call.  This will allow you to be fully prepared and avoid situations where you are unable to conduct an effective interview. Make sure your phone (especially if you are on an extension) is audible or in good working order.  Avoid cell phones. Be aware of any potential distractions, i.e.; radio, television, background conversations, etc. If you have the "call waiting" feature on your phone, do not interrupt your conversation to answer a call.

8. Recruiter: "Candidate was so nervous; the poor guy asked me how my weekend was four times."

Do *not* appear nervous or desperate! A client recently told me that their top candidate for a particular position was ultimately not given the offer because he appeared so desperate during his interviews with the hiring manager.

9. Recruiter: "Candidate showed up for her 4:00 p.m. interview at 2:30."

If you have an interview scheduled for a job you really want, don′t be late. Also, do not be an hour and a half early. It′s disrespectful; recruiters and hiring managers have busy schedules just like everyone else. Be sure you know where you′re going so that you can arrive ten to fifteen minutes early. Drive to the location in advance of the interview if necessary to be sure you know exactly where you′re going. In the event that you do arrive more than ten minutes prior to your scheduled meeting time, wait in your car or find a nearby place — outside the office/waiting room — to wait.

10. Interviewer: "Candidate showed up with his mother and said she would give him an excellent reference."

No matter what, do not, I repeat, do *not* allow your parent(s) to go with you. And do not let your parents try to negotiate your offer for you! Your parents have no place in the interview process. EVER.

What would you add?

Stephanie Lloyd is a Recruiter and the Principal of the Calibre Search Group in Atlanta, Georgia. She has more than 15 years experience in financial services recruiting and sourcing and started her own firm in 2006.

You can find Stephanie on Twitter at @atlrecruiter, on LinkedIN, or on the Calibre Search Group website.

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What Not to Say or Do in an Interview - Part 1


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