De-de Mulligan has been a Hudson Job Search Advisor since 2013. She is an accomplished professional who owns a marketing agency in Streetsboro and has been active in the digital space since 2009. She is passionate about helping job seekers find their next career path and is considered by many to be an expert in LinkedIn strategy and implementation tactics.
Consider what You are Missing
LinkedIn has nearly 3 million visits per day, that’s 35 visits every second. A 2014 Jobvite survey of 2,135 adults found that 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to source and vet candidates, while only 36% of job seekers are active on the site. In total, there are 665 million users today. If you don’t utilize LinkedIn’s services to the fullest you might as well get in line behind its users.
Six Keys to a Better Profile
Be an Active LinkedIn User
You know how millennials are always on their phones scrolling through Instagram and Facebook, do you ever wonder why they can’t keep their eyes off their phone? Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret, IT’S CONTENT! People are continuously posting content for their followers, content that makes their profile relevant and popular. Start contributing to the LinkedIn feed on a regular basis. Set yourself apart from the rest by posting short clips or by sharing industry tips. Do so in “Star a Post” box at the top of the screen.
Optimize for New Opportunities
You have the ability to customize your search criteria on LinkedIn when looking for jobs. You can specify the industry you’re looking to get in to, where the job is located, experience level, and even how many applicants the position has. By customizing your filters you have narrowed your search down to jobs that actually interest you rather than wasting time with dead ends. You are essentially making your search easier and more worthwhile.
While you are getting the hang of things on LinkedIn be sure to remember some of De-de’s Dos and Don’ts found below. These are some basic guidelines that will help you look professional and desirable, well, a desirable employee.
Our Next Hudson Job Search Meeting Is June 3rd
Our next meeting is on the “Power of Attitude in Your Job Search.” Marvin Montgomery will speak on the many times in life that we sit back and wait for good things to come our way. It’s inevitable that storms will come into our lives, and there is nothing you can do to prevent the majority of them. They could be Health, Finances, or Business related. Montgomery will speak on the seven ways to maintain a Positive Attitude even when things are not going your way.
Charles Swindoll, who believes that “Life is 10% what happens to a person and 90% how we react to it.”
No need to register in advance, but seating is limited to approximately 40 individuals. Please dress business casual.