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Mar 24, 2008

NEWS: 4 AdAge stories on LinkedIn

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The Quick and the Defunct | March 17th, 2008

When it comes to finding new talent, Mr. Cantarella points to a favorite adage of Time.com Managing Editor Josh Tyrangiel: "Fish where the fish are." So the company uses sites such as Craigslist, Facebook and LinkedIn, along with more traditional networking tools.

The Very Fine Line Online | March 17th, 2008

The fact is, the social networking sites can be wonderful tools for the workplace. If you are a new-business director and while searching Linkedin, you discover that your college buddy is now Director of Marketing at McDonald's, I think you just found yourself a new best friend.

The New Way to Network for a Job | March 17th, 2008

The results are effective. "If I contact, say, 10 people on LinkedIn whom I'm interested in pursuing for a particular position in AutoTrader, I'd hear back from seven or eight of them," says Rebecca Loughlin, a senior recruiter at AutoTrader.com. "With phone calls, even one [reply] would be considered good.

It's Time to Upgrade to You 2.0 | March 17, 2008

DEMONSTRATE DIGITAL PROWESS THROUGHOUT ANY JOB SEARCH - Find new ways to sell yourself. Describe case studies you've been part of. Have a website built and become active on LinkedIn and other professional social-networking sites. Creatives should have a DVD with examples of all forms of experience, including traditional media.

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