Posts tagged “linkedin”

The Do’s and Don’ts of Adding Your Resume to LinkedIn

When developing your LinkedIn profile, a simple copy and paste of your resume just won’t cut it. Yes, a LinkedIn profile is an online version of your resume – the keyword is online. That means that you are targeting this profile for an online audience, and that is very different from targeting an offline audience. The attention span of an online reader is shorter than that of an offline reader. When it comes to LinkedIn, you are hoping to catch [...]

4 things you need to remove from your LinkedIn profile

We've broken down lists and lists of things you need to include on your LinkedIn profile, and how you can optimize and improve your LinkedIn profile - but many of you don't realize what you need to remove from your LinkedIn profile. Just like your resume, there are little details on your LinkedIn profile that you must pay attention to. In the case of your LinkedIn profile, it is even more important to pay attention to these details because your [...]

How to network in-person

When professionals refer to networking to advance their career, many times they are simply referring to their use of the social networking site LinkedIn.com. Yes, LinkedIn has done a fantastic job of branding itself as the #1 method to grow your professional network, but let’s not throw away the traditional methods just yet. Humans are more likely to remember an individual they’ve met in person, rather than a name they’ve viewed on a screen. Therefore, networking in-person will remain the most [...]

5 things you must do before upgrading your LinkedIn account

LinkedIn now has over 225 million users worldwide, and most of those professionals have chosen to stick with the free account. There have been rumblings that LinkedIn is limiting the visibility for users with free accounts, but does that mean you should upgrade to an Executive account and pay your monthly or annual fee? We think not. Many users are not using LinkedIn on a daily basis and haven’t even bothered to fully optimize their profiles – so an upgrade [...]

10 Lessons on Developing a Job Search Strategy

We often mention the concept of a job search strategy on our blog, because it really sums up all of the avenues you need to travel down in order to land a new position. However, it has come to our attention that some of you are unaware of what an effective job search strategy really entails. You cannot simply take your existing resume and cover letter, change around the information and fire it off to hundreds of companies and somehow believe [...]