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How Does a Recruiter Use Social Media to Vet Job Seekers

Veteran technical recruiter Doug Munro shares how he uses social media to vet cleared job seekers.

Doug uses LinkedIn to find a more robust picture of a job seeker’s experience and abilities vs. what is found on a resume.

And he relates the sage advice we all know now – If you wouldn’t tell your grandmother or your current boss something, don’t post it online. Even if you have all your privacy settings locked down.

+Rob Riggins

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March 12 Defense Industry Weekly Roundup

U.S. Defense Companies Should Remain Strong if No Sequestration

Marcus Weisgerber, Defense News. Defense department and Congressional leaders told an investors conference last week that those companies and programs that have survived the current budget cuts are more than likely to survive the next five years, barring the dreaded sequestration when all bets are off. Dr. Ashton Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense and Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash) both echoed the sentiment that they don’t believe sequestration will occur and that the market should be settling for the defense industry.

Pentagon Contends with Surplus of Trucks

Marjorie Censer, Capital Business, Washington Post. The military rushed to buy tens of thousands of…

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ClearedJobs.Net Participates in Military Spouse Employment Summit

ClearedJobs.Net invites you to follow the Military Spouse Employment Summit via the Twitter hashtag #NMSNEvents. The Summit is presented by the National Military Spouse Network (NMSN) and will be held Friday, November 4, in Fairfax, VA.

ClearedJobs.Net CMO Kathleen Smith will present “Leveraging the Internet and Social Media in Your Job Search.” The presentation discusses the changes in the job search landscape with the advent of social media tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. It includes many practical tools and steps military spouses can implement immediately to assist their job search or promote their business interests. 

Smith says, “I’m humbled by the courage, skills and tenacity of military…

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Social Media Recruiting in the Defense Sector

The buzz concerning social media for promoting an employment brand and recruiting has reached a fever pitch. What was once thought not possible, namely access to social media sites at many companies and agencies, is now possible.

Recently, Market Connections released their survey about Social Media in the Public Sector (see below) showcasing the changing tide in how government agencies and contractors can access social media to promote their organizations, support customer services and retain key top talent. Now that the gates have opened many are in a quandary as to how to implement. 

Start small. The pressure will be on many recruiting teams to implement all forms of social…

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Social Media for the Security Cleared Job Seeker, LinkedIn

LinkedIn was launched in Reid Hoffman’s living room in 2003 and in this LinkedIn social origins CNN interview, Reid Hoffman shares how he started LinkedIn. LinkedIn had 40 million users in 2009, but today it has over 100 million. Of all the social networks, LinkedIn has always positioned itself as a professional network to connect professionals for career and business opportunities. When LinkedIn went public in May 2011, it was listed as a job board. Employers have been using LinkedIn from its inception as a tool to source candidates. And while LinkedIn has been around for 8 years, it has only been in the last few years that…

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