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Go Social for Your Job Hunt
By SHERYL SOOKMAN
When a position appears on a job board that you're interested in applying for, do you just submit your resume and cover letter and hope the company or organization will contact you about scheduling an interview?
With over 13.5 million people still unemployed, you need to take a more pro-active approach if you want to get in the door for that interview. You need to determine who can help connect you with the hiring manager, the internal recruiter or some key individual in that company or organization, and social media sites provide a way for to happen.
IDENTIFY YOUR CONNECTIONS
Your first step is to research your prospective employer on sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. LinkedIn provides you with three categories of individuals from that company: 1.) People in your network (1st through 3rd level as well as people in LinkedIn groups you've joined); 2.) New hires at the company; and 3.) All employees.
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By ZACHARY CHOUTEAU
Whether meeting planners are seeking a peerless spectator sports outing or on the lookout for team-building options that build winning bonds, college campuses boast endless opportunities. To top things off, these university venues are usually budget-friendly and are located in appealing destinations.
Here are some intriguing athletic-themed options, ranging from group gridiron excitement to a snazzy collegiate Hall of Fame showcasing superb meeting spaces, that are fit for winning teams.
John Q. Hammons Arena, Missouri State University
Springing up in Springfield, Mo., in 2008 with the help of a $30 million donation from Missouri-based hotel developer and MSU alumnus John Q. Hammons, the JQH Arena instantly became one of college basketball's most enticing hard-court havens.
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