Your LinkedIn profile is a mini snapshot detailing who you are as a professional. It is important for a job seeker to know, hiring managers and recruiters search LinkedIn daily looking for qualified candidates. You should also know, when they find a resume they like, they will absolutely check the candidate’s profile searching for additional information.Read More >
It’s that time of year again when we take that hard look at ourselves…New Year’s. We pick ourselves apart at the seams; what can we do better, where are we going, and are we doing what we can to get there? Really we should be evaluating ourselves throughout the year, but instead, the New Year symbolizes the time of year when we conjure up some monstrous resolution that we try to hold ourselves to. These resolutions are really created with the best of intentions, but the added pressure also has the power to weigh us down. So many dreams to chase, it is hard to know where to begin. Another complexity, if we don’t develop specific strategies, we can end up letting ourselves down.Read More >
LinkedIn is a professional forum that allows us to showcase who we are as a person, what we are capable of professionally, what successes we have had in our career, what training, credentials and qualifications we have, and a list our work experiences. This social media site provides us with an ability to connect with potential employers, clients, and other peers in our industry. Perfecting our profile will convince others that we are someone they should know.Read More >
A LinkedIn profile has similarities to a resume, but understanding the differences and the unique features of each is critical for success. The first, and most important thing to remember is to never cut and paste your resume onto your LinkedIn profile. Even though some of the information requested by LinkedIn can be found on a resume, the difference is in the presentation and wording which leaves a profile more of a resume snap-shot, not a duplicate.Read More >
LinkedIn offers a unique opportunity to expand a job seekers professional network. A job seeker should devote time to create a stellar profile in order to maximize their job search effort.
Think of your LinkedIn profile as your own free marketing tool. This site makes new opportunities available for connecting with others in your industry. These connections will likely be what decreases your unemployed timeline. Typically, hiring managers prefer to fill a position by using a referral. Using a referral for hiring saves a hiring manager time from having to scan countless resumes on generic job boards. For a job seeker, LinkedIn provides them the free ability to connect with new opportunities, and then ask them for an introduction to a mutual connection.
There is no bullet proof way to separate yourself personally and professionally on social media in this modern day hyper-connected world. After all, these accounts are created on a public domain where personal and professional connections regularly overlap. A job seeker knows the likelihood of a recruiter or hiring manager checking social media sites to gather more data on a potential hire. Making careless decisions with posting can ruin your reputation. Happily and securely employed? People are fired for inappropriate postings.Read More >
“Social” media, right there in the name it says “social.” Aren’t these platforms designed for us to cut loose, be ourselves and have a little fun? I mean after all aren’t we all just being “social” with our peer group? Hear this warning: social media pages (LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter) are not completely private, and these sites are used to assess someone’s character. It does not matter if you are looking for a job or currently employed, a poor quality post can ruin new job opportunities or get you fired. Best rule of thumb, if you do not want your boss to know ‘X’ then that’s your indication not to post ‘X’ at all. Once you post something online it’s there for all to see and bad and ugly news travels fast!Read More >
Job seekers have a lot of competition these days. Any one job opening has the potential to generate hundreds of applicants. This is why a job hunter must explore all the different ways to gain the competitive edge to improve their chances over the next candidate. You took time to craft a tailored resume for each job, and great news, your resume caught the hiring manager’s attention! Now is when you must know how you can continue to impress them with your selling points before you are even called for an interview.Read More >
Job seekers have ways to expand their networking reach better now than ever before. In order to benefit, it is important to recognize the various strategies for how to take advantage of these resources. LinkedIn, specifically, is a tool recruiters now use to find, narrow, and expand their candidate selection pool. If a resume spikes the interest of a hiring manager it is likely they will visit the candidates profile page. Why? A well-constructed profile page will elaborate on your traditional and formal information found on a resume. Think about it, if a hiring manager is interested in a candidate they are smart to gather more information before investing in an interview, right? Which is why they visit LinkedIn profiles. To increase your odds of being selected you must use your profile page to elaborate on who you are, showcase what you have done, and prove what you have to offer. All of which will increase your odds for an interview!Read More >
There are a couple of things you should do when looking for a new career opportunity. One is to create a resume masterpiece and the other is to perfect a powerful LinkedIn profile page. Perfectly executing and utilizing these two marketing tools will increase your odds in being discovered. However, be aware…you should not combine the two.Read More >