Friday’s Links for Career Mastery

Here are this week’s finds.

How do you use LinkedIn to find a job?
http://www.sonnyahuja.com/2010/13-class-tips-to-get-work-through-linked-in/

Please don’t make these “Big Blunder Job Hunters Make” – from WSJ.COM: http://ht.ly/25j9a

Often overlooked – but still important – non-verbal skills for success.  When do you use these?  At the interview, at the first day of work, when you meet clients, coworkers, all the time!  This is a handy list.  http://whatyourbodysays.com/premier-tips/how-to-make-a-great-first-impression/

How do you decide whether to accept a job offer?  And offer is like any other opporunity – and while that is a complex decision – this post shows a quick first round of questions to address: 

Be sure to post your fave links below as well.

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