It may be best to provide draft statements for someone you'd like to get a LinkedIn recommendation from, writes Elaine Varelas. It can also help if you tell the other person what skills or abilities you'd like to emphasize in the recommendation.
If a hiring manager asks you about the specific work you did in a previous job, but you signed a nondisclosure agreement that prevents you from giving specifics, simply speak in general terms, writes Elaine Varelas. Let the interviewer know you can't be more precise because of the NDA and think beforehand about what you'll say if asked about previous projects.
Campaign fundraising for judicial races has more than doubled during the past decade, according to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law. Michigan and Wisconsin have each taken steps to try to limit the influence of money on judicial races, but the report's author says these efforts fall short of the full-scale reforms that are needed.
The Facebook application BranchOut lets you use your friends to help you find a job. The app organizes your contacts by where they're employed, allowing you to see whether the people you already know are working at companies that interest you. Once friends install the same app, then you can see who they know at various organizations. Unlike LinkedIn, however, BranchOut will not allow you to connect with strangers.