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Working with LinkedIn on Your Job Search: Part 2

For those looking to land a new job, the value of an effective LinkedIn site could be immeasurable.  Several weeks ago we looked at some basic LinkedIn skills that help you establish a very strong site that represents you really well.  So this time we’ll look more at how and why LinkedIn is so powerful: networking.   Connections To enable LinkedIn to work for you, your mission starts with Connections, and lots of them.  If your LinkedIn site has 200 Connections, you’re really just starting.  Set a goal for yourself of 400 Connections and keep building from there. Having said this, really strive to know all your Contacts so they can work for you.  You may be tempted to “Accept” every request to connect, but then when you go to actually work your LinkedIn site, you may spend a lot of time deciphering who ...

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Working with LinkedIn on your Job Search

As a career coach, I am often surprised when I’m looking at LinkedIn.  Surprisingly, at times, some people don’t seem to be using this job search and career development site to the fullest extent.  Or maybe some need to pay a little more attention to their site.  So here are some basic and advanced tips for you to consider in establishing or upgrading your site. If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, why not?  Not having a profile almost means you don’t exist. For many people, the first thing we do when we hear about someone is check them out on LinkedIn.  Who is he or she?  What does the person do?  Who does he or she know?  So if you don’t have a site, start creating your profile right now. A very important first step on your profile is your picture… you must ...

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Tips to Creating a Clear Social Media Presence

“You are what you share.”  C.W. Leadbeater Social Media is not just a part of the social world anymore, but now a part of the business world in which we operate daily as professionals. Companies use social media to communicate updates to their consumers, recruiters use it to assess online behavior, and research is driven from social media engagement data to create new products. These are just a few ways that social media networks are completely changing the landscape of the business world. As professionals, it is important to to creating a clear social media presence that represents your own personal brand positively. The ability to creating a clear social media presence,  communicating ideas, and making connections will be a driving factor in the success of all business people in the virtually connected future. The Big Three Networks Whether you are new to social ...

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