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  • by Jason Alba - October 13, 2015
    Nine and a half years ago I lost my job. The emotions are so intense that I can recall them as if it were just yesterday. Some things are hard to forget. I was fairly new in this town, not knowing many people, and feeling quite lost and unsupported. Other people had either grown up around here and had friends from high school who were now in a position to help them network¡­ I didn¡¯t have that. And some people had profe...
  • by Jason Alba - February 14, 2014
    I do my best writing in the morning. I like to get at least one blog post cranked out early… if I do it in the morning I think the quality of the post is better. I have less distractions then, than later. I have come to cherish the mornings as a time to get my best and most important work done. About a year ago I realized there was other important stuff I needed to do, which typically took too long to do. I was sav...
  • by Jason Alba - February 14, 2014
    As I work on the fourth edition of my LinkedIn for Job Seekers DVD I said something that made me think a bit. It had to do with the “who has viewed your profile” section, which will show you nothing unless you upgrade. For many years I’ve felt that this is another way that LinkedIn gets people to upgrade. We like to know who’s looking at our stuff, and what they think, and what their interest is, and if we are in a job...
  • by Jason Alba - February 5, 2014
    John Sumser is an HR consultant that you’ll meet at any HR conference worth going to. He is usually a speaker, and I’ve been following his newsletters for years. In his blog post, The LinkedIn Lawsuit, he talks about the lawsuit I blogged about recently. At the very end of his post he has five points, starting with this: 1.How is it possible for both the user and LinkedIn to own the same bit of data. The language in t...
  • by Jason Alba - November 13, 2013
    This is something I’ve blogged about and talked about quite a bit, but yesterday I got an email that reminded me of how powerful this technique is. And when I say technique, I’m saying this is something that awesome networkers do, whether they are introverts or extroverts, whether they are power connectors or have neglected their networking for a long time. In other words, you can do this right now, today (probably)....
  • by Jason Alba - November 15, 2007
    When I first started my job search I was the hunter, looking for my next great opportunity. I did "all the right things" in a job search, so I thought. I had a nice resume, applied to almost a hundred jobs online, and even tried my weak hand at networking. Months into my job search I had only interviewed at two companies. As a job hunter, I was a dime-a-dozen. Even though my education, experience and capabilities were fa...