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A Social Media Work-Around: Reuniting LinkedIn & Twitter

March 28th, 2014

How to Connect LinkedIn Twitter FollowersDid you know that there’s currently no direct way to discover who you know on Twitter via LinkedIn contacts (or vice-versa)? Back in the day the two platforms had a relatively happy marriage, integrating their services to allow members to share content and connect across both networks, but as they grew in size and business objectives changed with a keener eye on advertising revenue, the social media giants strayed further and further apart. Eventually an “amicable split” was announced in 2012.

While LinkedIn updates can still easily be pushed out to Twitter, LinkedIn no longer displays tweets or allows simple contact syncing. On one hand, it may actually have been a good thing as our LinkedIn newsfeeds avoid an onslaught of irrelevant tweets, but it did make it more difficult to find mutual contacts on both platforms.

Luckily, there’s still a relatively simple way to use Gmail, Outlook or any of the other large email clients as a mediator to bridge the two social networks and find Twitter users who you may already be connected with on LinkedIn. It takes a bit of work, but it’s worth it if you’re looking to expand your network!

To Find Your LinkedIn Contacts on Twitter:

  1. Log in to LinkedIn. Under the Network tab, click Contacts.
  2. Click the Settings gear in the top right.
  3. On the right side of the page under Advanced Settings, select Export LinkedIn Connections. Export the file as a CSV and save the file.
  4. Open the file in Excel. You’ll probably get a prompt with the Text Import Wizard. Chose “Delimited,” click next, and then set the delimiters to be separated by commas. Click Finish and  your contacts will be neatly arranged in columns. Resave the file once again as a CSV.
  5. Import your Excel file of contacts to your email provider. This varies by email provider, but typically it’s a simple process of just uploading the Excel file under your Contacts.
  6. Using Twitter’s Find Friends tool you can directly sync your email account to discover which LinkedIn connections are already on Twitter.

Voila! You’ve probably now discovered a whole new group that you never realized were on Twitter!

While you’re at it feel free to connect with members of your local Talener office on social media by checking your nearby office’s page on our website and hovering over our team members. You’ll find quick links our members’ respective social media pages to stay in the loop on new job openings and other updates from the Talener team. Happy networking!

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Here’s What NOT To Do At Your Next Job Interview

March 26th, 2014

What not to do on your interview

Check out the infographic that was hosted today on the front page of Business Insider! We highlighted some horror stories and tips to make sure you do your best in your next interview:

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A Revealing Look Under the Hood of Talener.com

March 21st, 2014

A look into Talener.com's AnalyticsIf you didn’t know, a few months ago we did a major overhaul of Talener.com. The big switch from our old all-black site aimed to provide a whole new experience for visitors: responsive-design for devices of all shapes and sizes, a more organized site layout, an easier application experience, and new, relevant content for those looking to learn more about our business.

Behind the scenes, our new website provided a whole new level of user insight to help us continually improve visitor experiences. In paying closer attention to our Google Analytics, we pulled a few interesting insights about our website visitors. While we can’t make overarching judgments about the behavior of general job seekers, we certainly can infer some patterns and present some of our predictions on how and why people are using our site. Without further ado…
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Building an Awesome Career in Software Development

March 4th, 2014

We wanted to reshare a slide deck that Github trainer and technology pro Peter Bell recently resented presented at Stevens Institute of Technology. For the full presentation, click here!

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Cracking the Interview Dress Code

February 6th, 2014

While the tech job you eventually land may have a more relaxed dress code than your typical sales or corporate gig, that doesn’t mean you should dress for the interview like you already have the job. And while there certainly are those companies that pride themselves on the youthful start-up atmosphere, which includes that certain style of dress, technology professionals are employed in industries that range the gamut – from finance corporations to ad agencies to everything in between – where fashion protocol is a whole different story. While the Zuckerberg getup (hoodie, t-shirt and jeans) may work down the line once you’ve nabbed the job, it’s probably not advisable for most interviews.

You shouldn’t have to worry about playing a what-to-wear guessing game or having to research online to find feedback from past interviewers who may regretted their fashion choices. If you’re working with a decent recruiter who knows their clients well, they will point you in the right direction. If you’re interviewing directly, you can even ask the HR Rep what typical interview attire is. Err on the side of caution though and always dress more formal than not!

For more insight into what to wear and some interview appearance basics check out our Slideshare presentation below! It should help demystify the professional fashion lingo and provide some helpful pointers to guarantee a great first impression from the moment you walk in the door.

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