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by Kurt Schmidt

Paying it Forward

I’ve spent years telling job seekers that it’s okay to contact people who work in their desired field and ask their advice.  Doing research, identifying appropriate contacts, and sending short introductory notes is okay, no better than okay, it’s the [...]

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Why Isn’t LinkedIn Better?

Before I get to the title question, I am a huge LinkedIn fan. I use the site daily and have had a premium membership since 2007. LinkedIn has been very good for my business and I like it, both in [...]

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Quora: What is the best way to find an entry level job after getting your degree?

Quora Question: What is the best way to find an entry level job after getting your degree? “I’m finding it frustrating that after a few months I am still not able to find work. I graduated cum laude and even [...]

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Quora: In job interviews, recruiters always ask your current pay. Should I be honest about it? Or is it okay to lie?

Quora Question: In job interviews, recruiters always ask your current pay. Should I be honest about it? Or is it okay to lie? ************* Answer: As a recruiter, part of my job is ensuring that it is possible for my [...]

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Quora: What career path should a college student take to become a recruiter?

Quora Question:  What career path should a college student take to become a recruiter? To become a recruiter in the technology industry, what path should a college student take when leaving college? What skills are important, and what sort of [...]

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Thank you NOVA!

Every seat was taken.  The organizers were a little surprised and I was a touch intimidated.  I’m not a practiced public speaker (but I will be soon).  I agreed to do the event a month or so ago and assembled [...]

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Thank You!

Today is the final day of the free promotion for my book, Modern Job Search, and I wanted to express my thanks to the people who participated.  It is humbling to think about people taking time to read something I [...]

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From LinkedIn: I call BS: Bad Advice and Recruiters

I don’t have a lot of time for blogging but wrote this for LinkedIn recently and wanted to publish it here as well: Lately there have been what seems like a lot of “articles” published on LinkedIn that are highly [...]

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MoJo Search Holiday Promotion – Starting at $0.99!

Still shopping for Christmas gifts?  Know someone looking for a job?  Get the unemployed person you love Modern Job Search and help them get their job search on the right track! Modern Job Search goes on sale starting Friday, December 19th at [...]

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LinkedIn Update: The “Friend Invitation”

Aren’t new features great?  Well okay, not all the time…but this time I think so! You may not have noticed but LinkedIn recently made a very significant change to the categories used to validate invitations to connect with other members [...]

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