Chapter 12. Recruiters really do want to find you

A solid online presence is key to having top-notch recruiters find you, often for lucrative positions. Alexis, for example, is a recruiter for a small technology company that needs to find a new IT project manager. Although she has a database full of unsolicited resumes from prospective applicants eager to work at her company, she also wants to seek out passive job seekers for this high-profile position—people currently employed but who still might be interested in the position she has to offer.

To start, Alexis logs on to one of her favorite social networking sites that is popular with IT professionals. Alexis’s ideal candidate has three to five years of IT project management experience, holds ...

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