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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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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.

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.

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?

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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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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How to Recruit on LinkedIn – 15 Practical Tips [Free eBook]

The Undercover Recruiter

Wanted to let you know that our eBook “How to Recruit on LinkedIn – 15 Tips for your Profile, Networking & Branding” is available as a free download from today. How to Recruit on LinkedIn – 15 Practical Tips [Free eBook].

The Perfect LinkedIn Status Update [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

Posting the perfect LinkedIn status update on your brand or company page is extremely difficult to get right. Here is a blue print for the perfect LinkedIn status update, courtesy of SalesForce. Using LinkedIn insights will help you understand and know your audience better.

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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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

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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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.

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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LinkedIn Endorsements: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Undercover Recruiter

LinkedIn recently rolled out Endorsements , a way to endorse your connections’ skills with just one click. LinkedIn even pops up a handy-dandy reminder box, going so far as to suggest which Skill you should endorse for which friend. LinkedIn Endorsements: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

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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

How Facebook Beats LinkedIn for Job Search [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

Facebook better than LinkedIn for recruitment? Jobseekers in 2012 clearly understand the importance of social networking when it comes to connecting with employers. Facebook remains the favoured platform for job hunting, but Twitter and LinkedIn both showed spikes in candidate usage.

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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Fake LinkedIn Profiles: Connect, Ignore or Flag?

The Undercover Recruiter

From the beginning, it was impressed upon me the importance of having a strong LinkedIn network. Additionally, I joined several groups , including several Open Networker groups, letting the LinkedIn community know that I welcomed invitations to connect. LinkedIn fake Profile

Do LinkedIn Recommendations Really Add Value?

The Undercover Recruiter

By now we have probably all seen the new LinkedIn endorsements which allow you to easily click endorse your connections. As lovely as this is and everyone likes to be endorsed, from a recruiter’s point of view, nothing beats a written LinkedIn recommendation.

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.

Top 10 Words to Avoid on Your LinkedIn Profile

The Undercover Recruiter

It’s almost the end of 2012 (where has all the time gone?) – so the Top 10 lists of the year will be rolling in soon! At the end of 2011, LinkedIn was home to 135 million members. Top 10 Words to Avoid on Your LinkedIn Profile.

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