Tag Archive | linkedin

My problem with LinkedIn: Are we truly connected?

Just a quick post for some research I’m doing. As I go through my job search I’m starting to realize there is one major flaw with LinkedIn: lack of true connections. Think about it. If I were to ask you to introduce me to one of your 1st Connections (assuming you know me personally and would […]

TalentNet Live Dallas. My overall takeaway: authenticity is key.

If you follow me on Twitter at @marcmapes then you probably saw my flood of live tweets from TalenNet Live Monday, April 2nd at the JCPenney headquarters in the Dallas area. I should probably apologize for over-tweeting, but I’m not going to. There was a ton of awesome material being dispensed and it needed to […]

Personal(ity) Branding – 5 tips from a newcomer

I know it’s hard to believe, but personal branding did not start with Seth Godin, Dan Schawbel or William Arruda. According to Wikipedia the concept of personal branding was first introduced in 1937 in the book Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill in which he spoke about the “ways and mean of marketing personal […]

Kicking the job search tires…again

I find myself  in a very strange, perhaps somewhat unique situation. One I  hoped to not encounter for a long time, if at all. I’m back to looking for a new job after leaving my startup…a startup aimed at completely disrupting the external recruitment industry. Yeah, I fully grasp the irony here. My last bout […]