Contact only those people who know you well and can provide specific examples of your strengths and differentiators.
For each person you ask to write a LinkedIn recommendation, provide them with three skills that you’d like them to discuss.
Ask them to include: How long they’ve worked with you, background on how they know you, description of the three skills you asked them to discuss, and at least one specific success example.
According to the research, recruiters tend to follow a consistent visual path when reviewing both resumes and online profiles, so an organized layout is crucial. Because professionally written resumes have a clear visual hierarchy and present relevant information where recruiters expect it, these documents quickly guide recruiters to a yes/no decision. In fact, the study … Continue reading
When people talk about social media, they usually mention Facebook and Twitter. But for professionals who are serious about using social media to advance their careers, there’s no better network than LinkedIn. In this presentation, The author provides some stats on why you shouldn’t ignore LinkedIn. The presentation also provides some important details when filling … Continue reading
Krista Canfield, PR Manager at LinkedIn has suggestions: “If you’re currently unemployed list your current position as “open to opportunities.” If you just recently lost your job, make sure you update your status field in your profile so your network knows that you’re looking for a job. You can update it with, “John is currently … Continue reading
The first, and most important thing to do is to make sure that your profile is up to date and as informative as possible – LinkedIn can only suggest jobs for you if it has a good idea of what you’ve done already. Equally, you want potential employers that look you up to see a … Continue reading
According to a new survey of job seekers, hiring managers, recruiters and HR executives, close to 100% of job seekers use LinkedIn as their number one social media site for job hunting Continue reading
Here’s a look at five privacy settings you should consider tweaking while you job hunt Continue reading
If you’re a job seeker, chances are you have heard of LinkedIn; maybe, you even have a profile. LinkedIn, however, is a lot more than professional profiles and virtual “connections.” There are Networks, Job Postings, Company Pages, News Listings, and Groups. As a job seeker, each component of LinkedIn is relevant and valuable to your … Continue reading
LinkedIn Job Search – Having a profile is a great first step, but if you’re like many professionals, you could probably leverage LinkedIn better to help you reach your career and job search goals Continue reading