Social Media

30
May

4 Keys to Scoring Amazing LinkedIn Recommendations

{Click here to read the original article on The Muse.}

How do we as humans make purchase decisions? In large part, we make them based on social proof.

What do others say about this product or that? Does someone we admire and trust rave on and on about it? Think for a moment about Yelp. How many times have you gone right over to Yelp.com — not company websites — before trying out a restaurant, a new hair stylist, or a resume writer?

My guess is plenty. You do this because you want to see what others are saying, and you’re going to base your decisions, at least in part, on these reviews. Read more

23
May

Using Your LinkedIn Profile to Change Careers

{Click here to read the original article on Career Enlightenment.}

Read this LinkedIn headline and tell me what you think:

Creative problem solver with a committed heart currently seeking a position with a company where I can make a difference!

Personally, I probably wouldn’t click that profile.

Often, people struggle with knowing where on their profile to tell the world they are “seeking a position.”

If you are an active career changer, I’m sure you’ve thought about it too. If you do it wrong, you will not only scare away every recruiter who reads your profile, you will probably have a hard time building your network as well. Read more

4
Apr

Everything You Need to Know About Managing Millennials

{Click here to read the original article on Experteer.com.}

Millennials are now America’s biggest generation — isn’t it time we started paying more attention to the way we manage them? According to information collected by the US Census Bureau, millennials, who are categorized as being born between 1982 and 2000, now exceed 83 million, outnumbering baby boomers by more than 13 million. Read more

3
Jan

Jobseekers: Do This Before LinkedIn’s Next Update

{Click here to read the original article on The Essay Expert.}

In September 2016, LinkedIn announced a redesign of its desktop (non-app) user interface. The announcement noted, “This is the largest redesign since LinkedIn’s inception.” The design update is expected to bring the desktop experience closer to what users of the LinkedIn mobile app are used to seeing.

More important than how LinkedIn will look once the redesign is rolled out is what features will – or won’t – still be included.

In the past, when LinkedIn has refreshed its user interface, it has removed features. In anticipation that this may happen with the forthcoming redesign, you should consider backing up your LinkedIn profile right now, so you don’t lose any data. This exercise will take you 5-10 minutes at most. Read more

20
Dec

8 Ways Job Seekers Can Leverage Social Media During the Holidays

{Click here to read the original article on Career Enlightenment.}

The holidays are a busy time for most, but that doesn’t mean you should put online networking on the back burner – particularly if you’d like to start the New Year out with a new job. Read more

13
Dec

5 Ways To Keep Your Job Search Going Between Christmas And New Years

{Click here to read the original article on Time.com.}

Don’t assume that nothing happens!

If you have been hustling at year-end to try and land a new job but haven’t closed on anything yet, don’t assume that nothing will happen these last few days of the year. Yes, it is quieter, but use the down time to your advantage. More importantly, not everyone is taking time off, so you can catch people when they’re not as busy. Read more

14
Jun

The Art (and Science) of Face-to-Face Networking

No matter how popular and how easy it is to apply for jobs online or to network using LinkedIn, Twitter or other social media channels, the vast majority of people still find jobs the old-fashioned way: by talking to people they know and making face-to-face connections to people who can hire them. Networking from referrals, casual contacts and professional associations still beats online networking. Face-to-face offers the opportunity to move deeper and faster with your contacts. Read more

15
Mar

Have You Ever Googled Yourself? Here’s Why You Should

{Click here to read the original article on Glamour.}

Googling yourself may seem self-indulgent. But with more than one-quarter of Americans — and one-third of millennials — believing their online first impression is more important than their in-person introduction, you can start to see the appeal of grooming your Google results. Yet despite knowing just how important our own search results may be, a new survey by Domain.ME has found more than half of people don’t monitor what’s said about them online. Read more

12
Jan

5 Tips for Preventing Age Bias in Your Executive Resume & LinkedIn Profile

{Click here to read the original article on Careerrocketeer.}

Back in the job market for an executive role? You may have encountered (or wondered about) potential age discrimination when putting yourself “out there” for an executive job search.

If you find yourself experiencing rejection in your job applications, the possibility of age discrimination may seem all too real.

Yet, it’s possible that you’re actually CALLING attention to your age – more so that your leadership qualifications. Read more

6
Jan

5 Tips on How to Use LinkedIn Better

{Click here to read the original article on Real Simple.}

Whether you’re looking for a new job or just want to network, use these tips to make your profile more effective.

You’ve friended just about everyone you’ve ever met on Facebook (including your crush from the summer of ‘89). You’re a pro at curating deceptively easy dinner-party recipes on Pinterest. And on Twitter you have a couple of hundred followers reading your 140-character zingers. Yet all this time you’ve hesitated to join LinkedIn. Are you missing out? Here’s a guide to the career-networking website, along with ways to navigate it if you do sign up. Read more

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