If you’re not going to do it right, there is no point wasting your time (and everyone else’s) on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is “the” site for professional networking. Everyone, in my opinion, should have a (complete) LinkedIn profile, should connect with everyone they know, should join LinkedIn Groups, and should use LinkedIn for job searching when they are in the market for a new job.
That said, LinkedIn is not going to work for you if you don’t identify yourself. I’ve received several invitations to connect in the last week from people who didn’t identify themselves. Setting up a LinkedIn profile with “Private Profile” or “Human Resources Manager” instead of your name and asking me to connect with you isn’t going to work.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor
If you’re beginning to think every one is using LinkedIn to source candidates, you’re close to right. Nearly every survey on source of hire or use of social media by recruiters shows LinkedIn to be a key part of the mix; often it leads all the listed social media sites. The company itself reported adding … Continue reading »
Reblogged from Social Media / SEO / Mobile / Digital Marketing News: LinkedIn is a powerful social platform if used properly, when connections are cultivated repeatedly over time. Also: news on Twitter ad products and Pinterest. See on http://www.businessinsider.com
Let’s look at LinkedIn it from a candidate perspective first. How do you find recruiters that are posting jobs that may well be of interest to you? Don’t use the main search bar at the top of the LinkedIn page, click on the advanced search to the side. Now you can use the extra field …Continue reading »
This may sound odd, but if you’re unemployed, you actually have BETTER opportunities to promote yourself on LinkedIn than other users. Openly displaying your personal brand and skills is simpler than fretting over the possibility that your boss is reviewing your Profile changes with suspicion. Still, marketing yourself on LinkedIn when you’re openly seeking a … Continue reading »