If your LinkedIn is not receiving many views, and virtually no recruiter traffic, the culprit could be a stagnant profile.
In today’s competitive LinkedIn marketplace populated by 450 million members, a profile that simply exists is not likely going to drive the traffic you need to get the nibbles (and the interviews!) you need when engaged in a full-on job search.
In fact, engaging
The summary of your LinkedIn profile is 2,000 characters of prime real estate to genuinely differentiate yourself among the 3,000,000-member online community. Too often, this is the area people squander, by either not completing the summary at all, or by lifting something directly off the resume – the tone of a resume does not read correctly in the living, breathing, conversational LinkedIn co
If you are in job seeking mode, you should have your LinkedIn profile optimized so that you are ready for “prime time” when a recruiter or hiring manager comes across it.
However, completing your profile is only part of your challenge with LinkedIn. If you want to make the most of your presence there, you must also commit time as a regular user. You should be checking on your Groups and thr
Imagine that two people are playing basketball. The first player is constantly checking out his opponent and adapting accordingly. The second player has a blindfold on, and in those moments when he manages to grasp the ball, takes wild shots at anywhere but the net.
Who do you think will win the game?
The same principle applies for LinkedIn: developing a profile without benchmarking the compet
With 120 characters of space available, your LinkedIn headline can make you or break you. Standing out amongst 400 million LinkedIn users is tough. What about when 94% of recruiters are sourcing job candidates on there?
Having a strong headline on LinkedIn will increase your chances of having recruiters reach out to you. Not sure what keywords you should be including in your headline? Here are
During my first months of using LinkedIn back in 2007, it often seemed like I was trying to make my voice heard above others with MUCH bigger microphones!
When you’re not visible, you’re not seeing much in the way of new connections and engagement from others. At the same time, you’re trying to build out your network (tip: minimum 100 direct connections, shoot for 501+ as ultimate goal),
I would hope that most professionals these days understand the importance that LinkedIn has become in social media, Internet presence, and career advancement. From having the ability to network with colleagues around the world to having an on-line biography for potential employers and recruiters to see, it is one of today’s “must have” tools for job seekers and professionals alike.
I don’t have to tell you that there is a lot of “noise” out there in social media land, and getting noticed is becoming more challenging by the day. If you are a job seeker who has just started your search, it is likely that you are already feeling overwhelmed with everything that is available to you both online and from in-person networking events.
Job seekers receive all sorts of guidan
It is important to get recommendations on LinkedIn to build credibility. But how do you go about asking someone to write you one? Here are a few tips…
1. Choose People Thoughtfully
Before asking anyone for recommendations, you need to prioritize. Look at all your work experience and create a list of all the people who witnessed your work. You’d ideally want to identify people who are known
Struggling to get serious job search mileage out of LinkedIn? If employers surf your Profile and then leave (or ignore your response to job postings), you might be missing simple strategies for presenting your brand on the site.
Consider these straightforward, corrective actions in your LinkedIn strategy, methods, and perspective – which can make the difference between landing a great job and
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