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Gen Z grad landed LinkedIn job by applying to waitress at conferences, then handed out her résumé during breaks

Posted on AllSides April 13th, 2024
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Gone are the days when hiring managers are impressed by cold messages on LinkedIn. With more than a billion users on the platform, it’s perhaps no surprise that overloaded recruiters are increasingly ignoring messages from strangers. This is why recent grad Basant Shenouda went back to basics, combining the insight offered by social media platforms with good, old-fashioned hand-shaking. After graduating in 2019 from the University of Bonn—one of Germany’s top universities—she spent six months sliding into recruiters’ DMs and applying for jobs online, before realizing she needed to do...

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