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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LinkedIn Networking 101: What Not to Do

Career Realism

One very important aspect of sales is networking. As career professionals, we often discuss how to network. Networking is a bit counter-intuitive. Most of us go into a networking situation thinking, “What do I need to get out of this?” Let’s face it.

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.

56 Best Job Search Blog Posts of 2012


The Top Job Bloggers’ Most Popular Articles of 2012. Andy Headworth : This is why your LinkedIn profile is NOT showing up in people’s LinkedIn searches. Barbara Safani : The Pros and Cons of the new LinkedIn Endorsements Feature. Dawn Rasmussen : LinkedIn Networking #FAIL: Here’s What Not To Do. Grace Kutney : Resume Trends of 2012- What to Follow and What to Discard. Hannah Morgan : LinkedIn Headlines that Entice.

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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.

What Not to Do When Networking on LinkedIn

Career Realism

Yesterday, I was speaking at a business group on the concept of career management, and among the many topics I covered, we discussed networking. That’s how networking can pay off. Networking job search linkedin networking social media

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ResumeBear: Help Recruiters Find You on LinkedIn

Resume Bear

By now, most people know that LinkedIn is an excellent resource for improving a job search by allowing job hunters to make new contacts with recruiters and companies that might not have found them otherwise. career job Job Search job seekers jobs linkedin resumebear

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.

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! HireEffect A SoMe job search coach with a serious passion for networking.

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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.

3 Online Tools to Network your Way into Job

Resume Bear

Social media is becoming increasingly important for job networking. On the bright side 63 percent of recruiters say that their organizations are exhibiting signs of recovery from economic difficulties, but job networking with social media is here to stay. LinkedIn.

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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.

How to Deal With Employment Gaps in Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

Executive recruiters and others assessing you through your executive resume and LinkedIn profile may red-flag you if they see long stretches of time, say a year or more, unaccounted for. For example, if your career history includes a gap like this: Company X – May, 2008 to February, 2012.

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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.

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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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. More than likely, they are happily employed and happily networking.

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Top 5 Tips to Successfully Attend a Networking Event

Career Realism

You’ve just attended a great networking event where you met a ton of great contacts. Many people attend networking events and then don’t act on the great contacts they met. By following these easy steps, you’ll be a networking genius in no time.

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

Hiring Technical People

I have a large LinkedIn network. I have worked hard to build that network. I bet some of you reading this are part of that network! LinkedIn makes it easy to do that. To me, a recommendation for a LinkedIn job, is just like a reference for a job.

These 30 Social Networking Blunders Can Derail Your Job Search

Catherines Career Corner

Written by Catherine Adenle “In this difficult job market, online networking is an important piece of the puzzle for workers wishing to build professional relationships, and ultimately, connect with their next great job,” said Liz Harvey, senior director of online products [.] Related posts: Can Linkedin, Facebook or Twitter Get You a Job? Social Networking Sites for Job Search.

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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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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9 Cheap Ways to Network in a New City

Career Realism

Of course, you’ve read all the networking advice. And contrary to what you might think, they are usually happy to help you network , find jobs, and pursue your career dreams. For now, just start by circulating this blog post to others looking for networking ideas.

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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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.

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

Your LinkedIn Network: Is Quality or Quantity Better?

The Undercover Recruiter

I was on a panel discussing LinkedIn the other day and an old favourite topic popped up: Is it better to have many or only highly relevant connections? Here are my thoughts about quality vs. quantity of LinkedIn connections. Using LinkedIn more like a rolodex in other words.

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.

5 Holiday Party Networking Tips

Career Realism

Here are some holiday party networking tips : 1. Accept all the invitations you receive because networking has become one of the best job search strategies available. Take some networking cards with you. Networking doesn’t end when the party ends. Networking career

8 Steps to Build Relationships After a Networking Event

Career Realism

We spend considerable time networking in person because we know it’s still the most important way to build relationships with colleagues, peers and potential new customers. I talk a lot about the importance of blending in-person networking with social media.

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. I speak to job seekers every day and ask them if they use Facebook as part of their networking and job search strategy. Here’s to your career in 2012 and beyond!

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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. It’s about networking, recruiting and sharing expertise on a global scale. One simple way to attract the right kind of interest is by being cannily aware of LinkedIn’s search function.

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. We love networking, meeting new people and finding great candidates to fill our openings. Many of us also like to give back to our networks, helping out in any way we can.

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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5 Sites for Finding Networking Events

Career Realism

If you are a job seeker, you’ve probably read that networking is essential to finding a new job opportunity. “Is I get asked this a lot by clients who are reluctant to network. Regardless of how extroverted or introverted you are, it is important to network.

Talent Circles: Talent Networks Done Right


Talent Network vs. Online Social Network. I realize that these networks and online communities don’t last forever, but what does? A single strategy that focuses on rented networks is not a talent network done right. and own your own social network.

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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