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This post was originally published at the LinkedIn blog I often hear how people have it difficult to understand just why some people are hired and some are not, and seems like sometimes the less skilled people are hired first. How come? Are they more active, do they have larger networks, are they nicer people or more shiny happy personalities? Perhaps, but not likely. We all understand that the skills and personality are important, but to be found is becoming more and...

This post was originally published at the LinkedIn blog What do you know about LinkedIn groups? Have you enrolled to the groups that relate to your skills, interests, industry, events and training you've attended, geographically focused groups related to your region/city/country, professional networking groups, company or university alumni groups, have you noticed and enrolled to the recruitment/job hunting groups? What have you done in groups? Have you started or joined discussions, promoted your company or yourself, checked out interesting people, or searched...

This post was originally published at the LinkedIn blog Managed to get the first test done with the new Twitter profile. Here are my two cents about how it's changing the way I (and most likely many others) will be using Twitter from now on, what's changed and how it will impact my Twitter usage. First of all, the new interface is such a replica of Facebook, that I wonder if MZ will be suing Twitter's butt sometime soon, seems like a...

One of the most interesting recruitment ads I´ve seen in a long, long time came out a couple of weeks ago in the U.S. by a company called Enterasys. They are looking for a social media pro of the best kind. What makes the job ad stand out so much, is how they are accepting applications and reviewing candidates. As a matter of fact, they don´t accept applications as many of us are used to, no resumes accepted. Instead, they expect...

Today we´re seeing a major step being taken in webshopping as we know it. For a while there´s been buzz around social media webshops, and the Finnish company Vuole with their social media webshop platform Savalanche has been one of the forerunners in this field. They have been actively setting up new webshops for various types of companies and products ranging from CDs to Mac computers, and such interesting Facebook webshops as e.g. Aanmaa handicraft and Miasma, and blogs like...

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