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December 31, 2015 / Molly Moseley

LinkUp’s hottest blog posts of 2015

2015 was a great year for the LinkUp blog! Our readership grew exponentially and our posts received a lot of great engagement. As we look back at the year, it’s been fun to see which posts created the most buzz, garnered the most readers, and struck a chord with our job seekers and recruiters. So with out further adieu, here are our top 5 blog posts of 2015!

shutterstock_1695859255. Top 10 people to follow on LinkedIn to give your career an edge

Following someone on LinkedIn is like subscribing to their blog, but we’d argue that it’s better. Why? In addition to reading insights and expertise, you can also see other articles each influencer shares, as well as the engagements he or she has with other members. You can even participate in the conversation yourself to show your own familiarity with the subject matter.

Here at LinkUp, we recommend following these top 10 LinkedIn influencers to give your job search and career a boost. Read more

4. The grass isn’t always greener: 7 reasons not to quit your job

Daily headlines tout reasons why you should quit your job or discover your passion. Doing so is a good thing … if you are truly unsatisfied. Unfortunately, what often gets overlooked in the excitement of a possible new opportunity is all the positive things that having tenure at your current job provide you.

In fact, if you think about it, there’s probably a lot of really great reasons NOT to quit your job. Before you make the jump, consider our list of seven compelling reasons you should stay at the job you currently have. Read more

Brian Williams3. HR insight: Lessons learned from the Brian Williams scandal

Earlier this year NBC announced Brian Williams’ suspension without pay for 6 months from his job as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News. He had falsely recanted a story from 2003, in which he claimed a helicopter he was riding in during the Iraq war was shot down, resulting in countless headlines about his journalistic and personal integrity.

For HR professionals, the topic of employees lying is no laughing matter. When it is uncovered that an employee has been untruthful, what are the proper procedures to take? Much depends on the type of lie and severity of the situation, of course. Regardless, having an internal plan to reference ahead of time can be helpful in clarifying the process so any investigation can be handled in a quick, professional manner. Read more

2. Job hunter pet peeves: Bad recruiter habits you hate

Job search is hard, and certainly not without frustration. From not hearing back on job applications to wonky applicant tracking systems, job seekers are fed up! In this post, we highlight the woes of job seekers, as many are at their wit’s end with recruiters and the bad habits they’ve developed.

Check out the most popular pet peeves that drive job seekers crazy, pulled directly from reader comments about recruiters. Read more

1.shutterstock_308967977 Recruiter pet peeves: Top 10 pitfalls that drive them crazy

Speaking of recruiter pet peeves, our number one post of 2015 highlights those we hear most often. From the people who dress way too casual for an interview (no, board shorts and cutoffs aren’t okay) to those who show up way too early for an interview (two hours just isn’t necessary), they’ve seen it all.

Beyond the interview no-shows, what really grinds their gears? Job seekers beware: here are 10 pet peeves that drive recruiters up a wall. What other annoyances can you add to this list, all you recruiters out there? Read more

What’s on tap for 2016? 

Thanks for making 2015 the most successful year yet for the LinkUp blog! We’re looking forward to what 2016 will hold but we need your help! What topics should we cover in 2016? Reply in the comments!