Posted by Mark on June 24th, 2009
By Liz Ryan on May 19, 2014
Searching for a job can suck if you constrain yourself to the typical tools such as online jobs boards, trade publications, Craigslist, and networking with only your close friends.
In these kinds of times, you need to use all the weapons that you can, and one that many people don’t—or at least don’t use to the fullest extent, is LinkedIn.
LinkedIn has over 330 million members in over 140 industries. Most of them are adults, employed, and not looking to post something on your Wall or date you.
This week on ERE.net, there is a unified focus by a wide range of authors on the use of LinkedIn. To me, this focus is justified because LinkedIn has the potential of becoming the #1 corporate recruiting portal.
So you’re looking for a job, and you’ve turned to your LinkedIn groups to help you out. That’s great! Your college alumni association, sorority, and professional interest groups on LinkedIn are full of people who are generally inclined to help—and all you have to do is ask.
Understanding six scary LinkedIn secrets can help you make the most of your LinkedIn profile and presence, particularly if you are job seeking.
Scary Secret 1: Recruiters with a premium account can contact your former boss and coworkers through LinkedIn even before they contact you.
The party's in full swing, and you're invited. Just make sure you're a welcome guest with something significant to contribute. Here's what you should know.
By Matt Haskell | Posted: March 8, 2013
If you are on LinkedIn to connect with businesspeople, LinkedIn Groups is where the party is happening. Sometimes you get invited, sometimes everyone is welcome, and sometimes the party gets a little wild. You can even get turned away at the door.
Written by Kristin S. Johnson on March 3, 2013
With all the changes LinkedIn has rolled out in recent months, what’s a job seeker to do? I’ve heard from many people that as soon as they figure LinkedIn out, more changes pop up to learn about. It can be overwhelming!
Crafting an SEO- and Human-Friendly LinkedIn Headline
Written by Kristin S. Johnson on February 28, 2013 ·
LinkedIn is a dichotomous beast. There is the side that requires specific keywords to play well with LinkedIn’s algorithm, but there’s also the human element.
- Don’t Dismiss LinkedIn as Something Only for People Who Are Looking For a New Job. The best time to build your LinkedIn profile, connect with people, and participate on LinkedIn is now, before you need it. If you find yourself suddenly unemployed and decide that now is the time to start using LinkedIn, you’re going to be playing catch up. Instead, take time to “dig your well before you’re thirsty,” as author Harvey Mackay says.
We all know recruiters use social media to screen candidates on a daily basis. But how are they doing this?
The good folks down at Reppler recently conducted a survey of 300 professionals who are involved in the hiring process at their company to understand the use of social networks for screening job applicants. The results of this survey are shown in this infographic below.
Keywords, not buzzwords are what get a hiring manager’s attention
There are 277 million users on LinkedIn, according to the company’s latest results, and many of them — though not all — are probably competing for the same jobs. To improve your chances of scoring the next great gig, it helps to know how recruiters use the site.
Used right, LinkedIn can be a job seeker's golden ticket.
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Sep 18, 2015
Strong Job Search Success Team
Susan P. Joyce- Online job search expert, Job-Hunt.org writer
Posted: 11/16/2014 11:27 pm EST Updated: 11/17/2014 8:59 am EST
One of the interesting things I've discovered in my discussions with recruiters and employers is that employers often compare the job seeker's resume and cover letter with that job seeker's LinkedIn Profile. If they don't support each other, your chance at a job is greatly diminished.
Dec 13, 2015
The tool LinkedIn Recruiter, purchased today by industry leaders and recruiting organizations nationwide, has changed the way talent is searched for and found on LinkedIn.
By John Patten Posted on May 13, 2014
Sure, you’ve got your LinkedIn page fully up-to-date and your blog is posted — but are you really taking advantage of all of the free features available on social media sites to enhance your job search?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 28 million people currently unemployed -- that's including those involuntarily working part-time and those who want a job, but have given up on trying to find one. In the face of the worst economic upheaval since the Great Depression, millions of Americans are hurting. "The Decline: The Geography of a Recession," as created by labor writer LaToya Egwuekwe, serves as a vivid representation of just how much. Watch the deteriorating transformation of the U.S.