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HR Confidential: LinkedIn landmines you didn’t know you were stepping on

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I’m no guru. And neither are you. Yet a quick LinkedIn search tells me that I have over 65,000 people with the title of “guru” in my network. Don’t be one of them. Unless you really are ... in which case you sir, or madam, are awesome.

Skill inflation, creepy bar photos, way-too-personal information, and “guru” misuse are just a few of the LinkedIn landmines that candidates step on with disturbing regularity. We invite you to listen in as HR Confidential Executive Producer Robert K. Elder and I discuss the various ways well-intending candidates blow it on the most widely used career networking site around.

 

 

 

September 6, 2016 - 4:04pm