Chris Russell, Facebook Job Search Expert
Chris Russell is the CEO & Founder of CareerCloud.com. An advocate for job seekers everywhere, he is widely considered to be the "mad scientist of online recruiting," a badge he wears with pride.
Chris got his start back in the mid 1990's when he moonlighted as a resume writer after his friends kept asking him to write their resumes. Then, in 1999, he started his first online job board, FairfieldCountyJobs which blossomed into a 20 site regional network.
Last year he sold that company in order to start CareerCloud. Over the years, he's written a book and launched dozens of job boards and recruitment sites to help job seekers find work. His long running podcast, CareerCloud Radio has been around since 2007 and is consistently a top 25 show in the iTunes - Career category. Its chock full of interesting and practical job search advice, especially about using social media.
Helping to connect job seekers with employers is his passion and mission in life. Follow him on twitter @chrisrussell, and circle him on Google+.
Articles by Chris Russell
- Finding Insiders Using Facebook
Someone referred by a current employee is the person most employers prefer to hire. Known as an "employee referral" these candidates typically become very good employees, known as a "good hire" in the recruiting world.
Facebook for Job Search:
- Facebook Can Be Your New Resume
If you are a Facebook "power user" you've probably updated your About section more than once. With all the recent changes Facebook has made to that part of your profile, your About section can now essentially act as your new resume.
- Why You Shouldn't Give Up on Facebook for Your Job Search
In the early years of Facebook I generally kept my distance from friending everyone and made a rule for myself to just connect with people I meet in real life. But lately my tune is changing. I'm starting to see the power of connections you can make with it.
- Leverage Your Facebook Connections on These Three Sites
Driven by the younger generation and the ubiquity of Facebook, some job sites are now letting candidates use their Facebook account to do a variety of things in the recruitment process. Though some still scoff at the idea of using Facebook in anyway related to job search, these companies are making it more realistic, useful, and possible.
- Using Facebook Ads to Land Jobs: 4 Success Stories
Facebook is perhaps the most under-utilized platform when it comes to job search. While its true that no one goes to Facebook to job hunt, there are a variety of ways to use it to promote yourself, stand out, and get hired.
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About the author...
Chris Russell is the CEO & Founder of CareerCloud.com. An advocate for job seekers everywhere, he is widely considered to be the "mad scientist of online recruiting," a badge he wears with pride. His long running podcast, CareerCloud Radio has been around since 2007 and is consistently a top 25 show in the iTunes - Career category. Follow Chris online via twitter @chrisrussell, and circling him on Google+.