Posts tagged ‘linkedin’

Why you need a good LinkedIn Profile Picture

Did you know that profiles with pictures on LinkedIn are 7 times more likely to be viewed than those without pictures?

Learn more about what it takes to make the most out of your LinkedIn profile picture and those on other social media sites to improve your job prospects here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203388804576613561719372694.html

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November 18, 2011 at 1:40 am Leave a comment

Top Job Search Faux Pas from NPR

* Not having an updated profile, with recommendations, on sites like LinkedIn or similar sites relating to your line of work
* Having a husband-and-wife e-mail address
* Having an AOL address. Some executives say those are very outdated.
* Not doing extensive research about the company, its culture and the position you’re applying for
* Not filing your resume digitally, even if you bring paper backups
* “Cold” e-mailing executives with whom you’ve never made a prior connection, either online or in person
* Asking an executive you’re hoping will hire you to be your “friend” on Facebook

Read the entire article here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=105483848

June 17, 2009 at 3:33 pm Leave a comment

Myths about job hunting in a recession

A lot of people I know are looking for jobs right now… and they’re doing a lot of things wrong. First of all, they’re giving up the job search before they even start – expecting that hiring freezes or their lack of a lots of experience/an MBA will keep them from being fired.

So many only look for jobs online – in yucky places like job boards (ala Careerbuilder, Yahoo! Jobs, or Monster). If you’re gonna be online – try networking. Or maybe even create your own content via Twitter or your own blog. Make friends with valuable contacts on LinkedIn and catch up with old friends, professors, colleagues and family members to let them know you’re looking for a job.

How about volunteering with some of your free time? Or studying up on the latest industry developments or seeking additional licenses or certifications relevant to your career development?

The worst thing you can do when you’re looking for a job is not look for a job AND not do anything productive with your time while you wait it out.

Have you started to buy-in to these 6 Myths About Job-Hunting in a Recession?

  1. No one is hiring
  2. The best place to find jobs is the Internet
  3. Avoid companies that are currently experiencing “hiring freezes”
  4. Expect a pay cut
  5. People aren’t hiring if you’re 55+ years old
  6. Advanced degrees guarantee you’ll get hired

March 18, 2009 at 6:28 pm Leave a comment