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Arnie Fertig: Job-Hunt's Social Media & Job Search Expert

Arnie Fertig has seen the hiring process first hand through his experience in HR, owning his own boutique recruiting company, and working with hundreds of job hunters on a one-to-one basis to advance their careers.

In addition to writing for, he publishes weekly on the "On Careers" Blog at USNews & World Report.

Arnie was an early adaptor of LinkedIn, and his profile is in the top 1% of viewed at that site.

He is passionate about helping people learn the nuts and bolts of job hunting in order to transform frantic "I’ll apply to anything" searches into focused hunts for "good fit" opportunities.

Arnie is an active member of the International Association of Career Professionals-NE, Career Counselors Consortium Northeast, and Career Directors International.

He earned the Masters of Public Administration degree (MPA) from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, a Masters in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and rabbinic ordination from the same school. He was an awarded the Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa, in recognition of 25 years of distinguished service to the North American Jewish Community.

He is active on Twitter, with the handle: @jobhuntercoach

Further information about Arnie Fertig’s background, writings, and coaching activities are found on his site:

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Articles by Arnie Fertig

How LinkedIn Helps Your Job Search

  • 4 Ways to Find Job Opportunities on LinkedIn
    In this article, we'll explore not only the Job Board aspect of LinkedIn, but also three other ways you can find position listings that are hidden in plain sight.

  • 4 Steps to Build an Effective Job Search Network
    Do you remember your mother warning you over and over again when you were a young child: "Never speak to strangers"? As adults, however, in order to progress in our careers we need to continually reach out and meet new people and develop new relationships.

Setting Up an Effective LinkedIn Presence:

  • 3 Keys to Great LinkedIn Recommendations
    We rely on recommendations for everything from where to eat, shop, travel, and what products or services to buy. Recommendations have always been a part of the hiring process, as employers rely on the word of someone who knows a potential employee to vouch for his or her talents, expertise and character.

LinkedIn and Recruiters:

  • 7 Ways to Attract Recruiters on LinkedIn
    Like so many things, there is no one "right" way to use social media in general, and LinkedIn in particular. This is particularly true when it comes to your job hunt. But what is equally true is that failing to take advantage of LinkedIn is tantamount to negligence in the business of job hunting.

Using LinkedIn Effectively:

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About the author...

Job-Hunt's Social Media and Job Search Expert Arnie Fertig, MPA, works with clients throughout the U.S. who are dedicated to their own career advancement on the nuts and bolts of job hunting. He is the Head Coach at, and contributes weekly to the USNews & World Report "On Careers" Blog. Connect with him on LinkedIn, on Twitter (@jobhuntercoach), or directly: Fertig [at]

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