ResumeBear Tips For “2012? New Grads on Linkedin

Resume Bear

Our New Networking series has taken a look at how social media sites can be used as powerful networking tools for new college graduates, sharing our best picks for tips, tools, and more for Facebook, Twitter, and now, LinkedIn. Today, we’re exploring LinkedIn for new grads.

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20 Job Search Tips for 2012 College Graduates

Corn on the Job

The “life” 2X4 induces much more pain for graduates these days, so here are 25 Job Search Tips for the current or soon to be 2012 Graduates: 1. Use Linkedin: Spend serious time on Linkedin. Seriously, Use Linkedin: The power of Linkedin is unreal.

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Ten Things Job Seekers Must Do in 2012

Corn on the Job

The post is titled, “ 10 Things You Must Do to Make 2012 The Best Year Ever “ Go now or later, but definitely stop by and read it. Increase Your Time Spent on Linkedin: If you don’t have time, then minimize your trips to Facebook.

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5 Tips from a LinkedIn Jedi

Resume Bear

The man who wrote the book on LinkedIn shares his secrets to becoming an expert social networker. Along the way, Gowel used LinkedIn to achieve each step; an experience, he says, that has made him into an expert on how to use LinkedIn to become a master networker.

Reasons LinkedIn Can Cause Problems at Work

Resume Bear

This includes navigating around websites like LinkedIn, which is known for its ability to connect professionals with each other. You never know who may be looking at your LinkedIn profile, and this includes your current boss.

Why Your LinkedIn Headline Is So Important

Career Realism

If you’re looking for a new job, you probably already know the importance of having an updated LinkedIn profile, but you may not realize how important the LinkedIn headline section can be to your job search. Why You Should Update Your LinkedIn Headline. LinkedIn career

ResumeBear: The Missing Manual on LinkedIn Discovered

Resume Bear

The LinkedIn Rockstars, Mike O’Neil and Lori Ruff have been at it since early 2005. People asked “How can I get out of LinkedIn what YOU get out of LinkedIn?” Their solution: A LinkedIn Training Program to be held at the University of Denver sponsored by LinkedIn.

How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Professional Headline SEO-Friendly

Executive Career Brand

To maximize your LinkedIn professional headline, make it SEO-friendly. Your LinkedIn professional headline sits high up on the web page. Once you have a 100% complete LI profile , according to LinkedIn’s criteria — AND those all-important relevant keywords in your headline — your profile will likely land higher in search results for those keywords. Related posts: How to Get Your Personal Brand Into Your LinkedIn Profile.

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Top 100 Twitter Accounts Job Seekers MUST Follow: 2012

Resume Bear

At YouTern, we answer that question by providing our Top 100 “MUST Follow” Twitter accounts for 2012! CareerRocketeer A career advice powerhouse – and also a great Linkedin group!

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10 Most Overused Words On LinkedIn Profiles

Career Realism

For the second year in a row, the top ten most overused words on LinkedIn profiles have been announced. Opinions Of Your Skills Don’t Belong On LinkedIn. I used all ten of the words on LinkedIn’s list below to show you examples of how they get misused.

5 Common LinkedIn Mistakes

Career Realism

LinkedIn is gaining more and more importance in the job search and career development. But just signing up for a free profile isn’t enough; you need to invest time optimizing your profile and getting involved in LinkedIn in order to benefit from it. LinkedIn is a networking site.

Is Your LinkedIn Profile 100% Complete?

Executive Career Brand

When your LinkedIn profile meets their criteria for completeness, your profile is more likely to land higher in search results. LinkedIn says that adding a profile photo makes your profile 7x more likely to be found in searches. LinkedIn Guide for Executive Branding and Job Search.

You’re on LinkedIn, of course. But do you use it? Job Seekers Must!

Resume Bear

You’re on LinkedIn, of course. Engagement with LinkedIn seems to be part generational, part whether you’re marketing-oriented or not. As I speak with job seekers at both ends of the spectrum, I’m continuously surprised that so many people still don’t use LinkedIn effectively.

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How to Get Your Personal Brand Into Your LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

Start with LinkedIn – the most important social network for any job seeker, but especially for executive job seekers. Many savvy executives competing for the jobs you want have already embraced all that LinkedIn has to offer. Transform it into a winning LinkedIn profile.

11 Tips for Choosing Your LinkedIn Photo

Career Realism

All of these pictures have something in common: each is a photo I saw featured on a LinkedIn profile or included in an e-mail message I received from someone using a Google Account. Did you know that LinkedIn profiles with photos receive 50-70% more inquires than profiles without?

LinkedIn Cheat Sheet: 5 Tips for a Professional Profile

Career Realism

Who has time to research LinkedIn ? That’s why we created the LinkedIn Cheat Sheet ! LinkedIn Cheat Sheet. Here are five solid LinkedIn tips from our experts: 1. Original article: “ Pay Attention to Your LinkedIn Settings “).

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5 Reasons Non-Job Seekers Should Be On LinkedIn

Career Realism

A question I frequently get when training job seekers on using social media is “Won’t my boss think I’m looking for another job if I’m using LinkedIn ?”. Why You Need To Be On LinkedIn. And you have 10 people in your LinkedIn network. Build a strong network on LinkedIn now.

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He Got FIRED! Posting His Resume on LinkedIn, while Employed.

Resume Bear

John Flexman is thought to be the first person in the country to bring a case for constructive dismissal after a dispute over putting his details on the professional networking site LinkedIn. ‘It should not be a problem for me to have a LinkedIn profile.’

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LinkedIn Endorsement for Someone You Don't Know Well

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: I am getting bombarded with requests to endorse people on LinkedIn. This is a newly-redesigned feature on LinkedIn and there is bound to be an adjustment period. Ask Deb linkedinIf it is someone I know and can truly endorse their skill, I am very happy to endorse them.

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LinkedIn Quick Tip: Monday = ‘Endorse Day’

Career Realism

Recently, LinkedIn launched a new feature that lets you quickly and easily endorse people in your network for one or more skill sets they’ve chosen to list for themselves. Mondays Were Made for ‘Endorse Day’ on LinkedIn.

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4 Clues Your LinkedIn Strategy is Working

Career Realism

This means your profile is circulating well in LinkedIn. You have enough connections, groups, and activity on LinkedIn that your profile is starting to reach (and interest!) People are reaching out to you—both on and off LinkedIn. Social Media clue linkedin social media

How to Reach Out to Recruiters Using LinkedIn

Career Realism

It’s easier than ever to find recruiters who specialize in your field by using LinkedIn—and even better, they’re often receptive to your queries from the site. LinkedIn can be, as one recruiter noted, a “massively useful tool for job seekers.” Social Media linkedin recruiter

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LinkedIn Networking 101: What Not to Do

Career Realism

Last week, I received a LinkedIn request that simply said “Susan, I am looking for a new career opportunity and would like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.”. So lets go over a few basic ideas when using LinkedIn or any networking tool. Let’s face it.

LinkedIn Tip: Be Sure To Add Skills To Your LinkedIn Profile

Resume Bear

The Skills feature of a LinkedIn profile is one of the most often overlooked features, but one that is critical to anyone leveraging LinkedIn to develop a social network or look for a job. In addition to listing your education and experience, the skills section can help your profile by adding tags that ensure your profile is more attractive to search engines and easier to locate for those using the LinkedIn search. By Sean R. Nicholson.

LinkedIn Headlines: What Not to Do

Career Realism

There are certain areas that always seem to cause controversy when training people on using LinkedIn. So assuming that your first impression with a recruiter is probably going to be on LinkedIn, those first 120 characters must have sufficient impact and clarity.

Using LinkedIn For Confidential Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Do you have the same fear that many of my c-level executive clients have when I tell them they need a branded, 100% complete LinkedIn profile and to fully leverage all the social network has to offer? They never completed their profiles or used LinkedIn at all.

10 Tips For Improving Your LinkedIn Profile

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn has become one of the most effective social networking sites for business professionals. Whether you are actively searching for a new career, or just checking out what opportunities are out there, having a strong LinkedIn profile is a must.

LinkedIn Profile Quick Tip #1: Tweaking Your Professional Headline

Career Realism

Your Professional Headline within your LinkedIn profile is one of the first things a recruiter sees. 5 ‘Must-Haves’ for Your LinkedIn Profile. Want to learn what to put on your LinkedIn profile? LinkedIn tips image from Shutterstock.

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5 Ways to Boost Your LinkedIn Profile

Corn on the Job

That’s because LinkedIn is so much more than just an on-line resume. One simple way to attract the right kind of interest is by being cannily aware of LinkedIn’s search function. Job Search Social Media Linkedin Linkedin Profile

LinkedIn Profile Quick Tip #4: Adjust Your Specialties

Career Realism

The “Specialties” section of your LinkedIn profile summary offers you a valuable opportunity to draw in a reader’s eye to the skills you want to leverage in your next job. Want to get more great ideas on how to build a LinkedIn profile that will get the attention of recruiters?

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How to Ask for an Introduction or a Recommendation for a Job on LinkedIn

Hiring Technical People

I have a large LinkedIn network. LinkedIn makes it easy to do that. To me, a recommendation for a LinkedIn job, is just like a reference for a job. If you see a job on LinkedIn that you want, do ask for an introduction or a recommendation.

How NOT to Contact Recruiters on LinkedIn

The Undercover Recruiter

Lots of us in the recruiting world are very active on LinkedIn, doing what we can to be accessible to jobseekers. LinkedIn is a great tool for helping others and I love to do my part. This is the most common request in my LinkedIn inbox, but one where I’m least able to help.

7 Status Updates to Post on LinkedIn When in a Job Search

Career Realism

If you’re like many of my clients, you know you need to be more active on LinkedIn. Should you be more active in LinkedIn Answers? If you feel pretty comfortable posting status updates to your friends, why not start using LinkedIn with that same approach?

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The Right Way to Connect Your Twitter and LinkedIn Profiles

The Job Quest

Have you connected your LinkedIn and Twitter profiles yet? I’ve been getting quite a few followers over on Twitter lately who are pretty new to that medium; if this applies to you, you may be wondering why it’s a good idea to connect Twitter and LinkedIn.

How I Accidentally Became One Of The Top 1% Viewed LinkedIn Profiles

Career Realism

How I Accidentally Became One Of The Top 1% Viewed LinkedIn Profiles. I would hope that most professionals these days understand the importance that LinkedIn has become in social media, Internet presence, and career advancement. RELATED : 7 Tips To Best Utilize LinkedIn.

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Reminder: LinkedIn Webinar TODAY

Career Realism

Today at 1:00 PM EST we will be airing our “ 5 ‘Must-Haves for Your LinkedIn Profile ” webinar LIVE on CAREEREALISM. 5 ‘Must-Haves’ for Your LinkedIn Profile. Want to learn what to put on your LinkedIn profile? Webinar Reminder! Don’t forget!

Ten Job Search Strategies for 2012

Career Solvers

There are many simple, painless changes you can make in 2012 to increase your chances of finding your next job. Offer endorsements via LinkedIn and other social media sites to people whose work you know and trust. Here’s to your career in 2012 and beyond!

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Recruiting & Hiring on Twitter, Facebook, & LinkedIn by Country


Social networks in particular present an opportunity to engage employees on a wide scale sourcing and engaging them via social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. LinkedIn: The Social Network Recruiting Standard.

7 Phrases to Delete From Your LinkedIn Profile

Career Rocketeer

An interesting practice seems to have cropped up on LinkedIn, where phrases long taboo on resumes (such as “self-motivated team player”) are creeping back into lists of job hunter credentials. Unfortunately, these mundane, redundant phrases make it difficult for you to maximize the power of LinkedIn for your search – while also making it more challenging [.]. Featured Social Media Laura Smith-Proulx LinkedIn SEO1

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3 Career Mistakes to Avoid in 2012

Career Realism

I’m already on Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter – and I barely use those. It’s easier to understand than Twitter, has better follower interaction than LinkedIn, and is visually more appealing than Facebook. Job Search 2012 career job mistake personal branding search unemployment

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