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Work all your networks

Networking is the best way to find a job, but making the right connections increasingly involves multiple platforms, career counselors and recruiters say.

September 2011

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Stu Coleman, a partner at recruiting firm Winter, Wyman, talks about the interview and how to follow up.
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Hiring and HRHiring and HR contributor Elaine Varelas knows the ins and outs of human resources.


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Help! I missed a Deadline
Elaine Varelas offers advice as to what one should do when a work deadline is missed.
10 ways to boost confidence10 ways to boost confidence
As the overall job market remains tight, it's important to know how to stay in the game.
Unusual resume mistakesUnusual resume mistakes
When asked to recall the most unusual resumes, hiring managers shared some very odd examples.
LinkedIn helpLinkedIn help
Discover the site’s hidden features and its more obvious ones.
Tweeting for that next jobTweeting for that next job
Here are few tips and Twitter no-nos to remember.
8 online job search tips8 online job search tips
Are you searching online for a job, but keep coming up empty?

Using social media to search jobs

Social media can seem sort of aimless - until it helps you land your next job, writes columnist Scott Kirsner.
Etiquette at Work

Build a network before you need it

Networking is a process. It starts in school before your first job and should be pursued throughout your career.

Hiring in Mass. outpaces the nation, but slowdown looms

The Massachusetts economy has outperformed the US economy this year, but local job hunters should prepare for longer searches and cautious hiring.
Consumer Alert

Scam artists target job-seekers desperate for work

Downturns in the economy bring their own scams, which prey on those who can least afford another blow. Those desperate for jobs are a ripe target.
Turning global experience into a local job
Career Makeover

Turning global experience into a local job

On paper, Patricia Vondal’s career looks like a dream job. But after 25 years on the road, Vondal wants to plant roots in New England.
Staying positive in a tough job market
On the Hot Seat

Staying positive in a tough job market

Rosemary Alexander is executive director of JobNet in Boston, one of state’s busiest One-Stop Career Centers. Globe reporter Jenifer B. McKim talked to Alexander about the economy, hot jobs, and the importance of staying positive.