LinkedIn Posting Do’s and Don’ts

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What you can (and can’t!) say on LinkedIn Sharing frequent updates on your LinkedIn profile is a great way to showcase your expertise and create strong connections by giving your contacts greater access to your personality and professional strengths. Writing strategic, positive or thoughtful posts will boost your credibility. Inappropriate, negative or faux pas-filled Read More

How to create a powerful LinkedIn profile

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How long has it been since you’ve taken a look at your LinkedIn profile? There are more than 364 million people in over 200 countries currently using LinkedIn. If your profile is outdated, poorly written or just plain blah, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. I’ve helped countless executives from around the world establish a productive and memorable presence on LinkedIn Read More

Linkedin inMail Best Practice to Bypass HR

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An email asking about LinkedIn inMail best practice arrived in my inbox this week. The job seeker was exploring the merits of contacting the managing director of a large company directly via LinkedIn's inMail. In doing so, he hoped to elevate his chances of bypassing HR by striking up a relationship with the previously unknown MD. Now, everyone these days (including me) Read More

LinkedIn Summaries for Job seekers

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When writing LinkedIn Summaries for job seekers, I subscribe to the people-focused approach—never write anything you wouldn't say to another person face-to-face! LinkedIn is all about personal connections. As I view your smiling face on my screen, I don't want to read: "John is a personable manager, with an engaging personality and a track record of delivering Read More

Using Twitter for Job Search (without the angst)

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When  jobseekers hear the word 'networking', they envisage a time-consuming, extravaganza of events that will see them endlessly schmoozing an array of strangers; debasing themselves by asking for help, embarrassing the people they speak with by setting the expectation for quick results, and finding themselves becoming the type of fake 'salesman' they never wanted to Read More

LinkedIn Advice for Job Seekers

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Will you follow this LinkedIn Advice for job seekers? LinkedIn isn't just a service for job seekers. Get started on LinkedIn before you need to use it. A sudden and unexpected redundancy or sacking means you are constantly playing catch up. Take time to “dig your well before you’re thirsty,” as author Harvey Mackay says. Keep up the maintenance. Your LinkedIn profile Read More

Your LinkedIn Photo—You Must Get it Right

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Are you getting your Linkedin photo right? LinkedIn is the window to your next job; to the career-changing next relationship, to new opportunities and friends. Your LinkedIn photo says to the world, "This is my public face; if you hire me this is what you will see every day, and this is will be the impact I have on your team and the people around me". Frankly, a lot of Read More

LinkedIn Headline Tips for Jobseekers

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LinkedIn Headline Tips for Greater Impact Most jobseekers now know that LinkedIn is a crucial tool for the job search. The good news about LinkedIn (as opposed to a resume), is that you can keep changing the content to optimise your impact, and get feedback quickly as to how your changes are working for you. The LinkedIn headline section is a good place to start with your Read More

Review: Job Searching with Social Media (For Dummies)

It seems an avalanche of titles has hit the market recently praising the virtues of social media, and in particular, the positive impact it can have for jobseekers. Another such book has hit the shelves today called "Job Searching with Social Media (For Dummies)" by Joshua Waldman. The author has been kind enough to send me a forward chapter of the book and from what I've Read More

Of Social Media, Scruples and Interviews

Remember Scruples? In case you don't recall, it was a board game that posed morally challenging questions such as "Would you return money you saw fall from an elderly person's wallet if you were struggling to feed your family tonight?" So, let me ask you this: Imagine being in an interview; all is going well until the interviewer asks, "Do you use social media"? Do Read More

Social Media Privacy: Overrated or Mandatory?

"I don't want to see their resumes before I see their Facebook. AND don't give me that privacy stuff; get over yourself, nobody is stalking you! These are the words of a small business owner I was chatting with recently and the catalyst that prompted this article. This young, dynamic entrepreneur is no doubt tapping into a workforce of young professionals who will Read More

Online Resume Services: Think Before Uploading

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I love technology. Love everything about it and a good deal of the time as soon as I find out about some new service or software I'm playing with it minutes later. Sometimes though you need to think before you launch yourself online; especially when it comes to publicly available information about you. Today I learned about Twitres. It looks like a really cool service. Read More

Social Media Networking & Your Career: It’s Not Just a Fad

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“The Internet?  We are not interested in it.” – Bill Gates, 1993 In 1989, we purchased our first home computer. It was around $1800 and even more if we added an item the salesman assured us we couldn't live without... a 10 megabyte hard disk! (Yes I said 10 meg). Hubby was all for it. "It will be so much easier" he said. "You can save your documents on the hard drive." I Read More