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The Magic Formula of How to Give and Get LinkedIn Recommendations Part 3 of 3

With LinkedIn such an important social platform in the recruiting and hiring process, having recommendations on your profile is important. Great recommendations can make a difference! Consider them your online reference sheet packed with a punch. How to Request Recommendations on LinkedIn Only ask for recommendations from people who are relevant to your goals — [...]

By | January 13th, 2015|Blog, Job Search, Social Media|Comments Off on The Magic Formula of How to Give and Get LinkedIn Recommendations Part 3 of 3

The Magic Formula of How to Give and Get LinkedIn Recommendations Part 2 of 3

In Part 1 of this series I talked about how LinkedIn recommendations give you visibility, search engine optimization, and keyword searchability. The magic formula for writing a recommendation was revealed along with what people are looking for when they read a recommendation. If you missed Part 1, click here. If You’re Asked to Give a [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Blog, Job Search, Social Media|1 Comment

The Magic Formula of How to Give and Get LinkedIn Recommendations: Part 1 of 3

LinkedIn recommendations are a natural evolution of references and letters of recommendation. However, they often are more credible than these traditional documents, because it is harder to fake a recommendation on LinkedIn than it is to forge a letter. Since many companies are restricting reference checks to verification of title and dates of employment, a [...]

By | December 16th, 2014|Blog, Job Search, Social Media|Comments Off on The Magic Formula of How to Give and Get LinkedIn Recommendations: Part 1 of 3

Are Potential Employers Comparing Your Resume to Your LinkedIn Profile?

photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.com It’s a fact that prospective employers will check out potential candidates online. One of the first places they go is LinkedIn. This social media platform gives them the perfect place to compare the LinkedIn profile with the resume. Five things employers look at in a LinkedIn profile: Recommendations, Endorsements. [...]

By | November 5th, 2014|Blog, Job Search, Resumes, Social Media|Comments Off on Are Potential Employers Comparing Your Resume to Your LinkedIn Profile?

10 Strategies to Keep Your Job Search a Secret on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the top social networking site for professionals who want to be found and build a network, but you want to be careful how you use the site when in the midst of a confidential job search. Know your company’s policy about LinkedIn. If there isn’t a policy in place, consider approaching your boss about [...]

By | October 8th, 2014|Blog, Job Search, Social Media|Comments Off on 10 Strategies to Keep Your Job Search a Secret on LinkedIn

Don’t be “Dumb” and “Dumber” on LinkedIn – Top 10 Tips

Since LinkedIn launched in 2003, it has evolved into the premier social network platform for professionals.  A few stats: More than 300 million users worldwide 41% of people now report 500+ connections 50+% of users are spending more than two hours a week on LinkedIn Are you a pro at using LinkedIn or just barely [...]

By | September 9th, 2014|Blog, Job Search, Social Media|Comments Off on Don’t be “Dumb” and “Dumber” on LinkedIn – Top 10 Tips

Have you been asked during an interview for your Facebook password?

Has this happened to you – an interviewer asking for your Facebook password during the interview? It’s more common than you might think. It’s known as Shoulder Surfing.   This is actually a violation in Facebook’s privacy policy says Lori Andrews, a law professor specializing in Internet privacy. Did you know that in May 2011 [...]

By | August 7th, 2014|Blog, Interviewing, Job Search, Social Media|Comments Off on Have you been asked during an interview for your Facebook password?

Tips to Finding a Job in 2014 – Part 3 of 3

In the last several weeks, this series on Tips to Finding a Job in 2014 has covered tips for using LinkedIn, Twitter, as well as ways to build experience. If you missed parts 1 & 2 of this series, click here to read. PART 1  PART 2 .  This last tip may reveal some unknown tips [...]

By | May 28th, 2014|Blog, Job Search, Social Media|Comments Off on Tips to Finding a Job in 2014 – Part 3 of 3

Tips to Finding a Job in 2014 – Part 2 of 3

With June fast approaching and the flurry of college graduates about to saturate the job market, job seekers need to be savvy to compete. College graduates don’t always fall in the young and inexperienced category. Many are adults with career experience returning to school for higher education. These next two tips may be of particular [...]

By | May 21st, 2014|Blog, Job Search, Social Media|Comments Off on Tips to Finding a Job in 2014 – Part 2 of 3

Tips to Finding a Job in 2014 – Part 1 of 3

As we approach mid-year, it’s a good time to take a look at your job search progress. Most everyone is gung-ho in January, but enthusiasm starts to lag after the first quarter of the year. In the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing 4 important tips to review to help you stay on track. Here’s [...]

By | May 7th, 2014|Blog, Job Search, Social Media|Comments Off on Tips to Finding a Job in 2014 – Part 1 of 3
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