Over 300 million job seekers have flocked to LinkedIn to network with fellow professionals and connect with employers.
Yet many of them actually hurt their personal network, and greatly reduce their chances of being contacted by a recruiter, because they make one or more of these 10 rookie mistakes on LinkedIn…
When I was growing up, I worked in my dad’s grocery store.
Near the end of the day, I would refill and rotate merchandise and “pull the shelves” so they’d be full when we opened the doors in the morning. If we didn’t have enough product to fill the shelf, we rearranged the inventory so the shelves looked full anyway. Why? Because we never wanted the customer to think we had little to sell.
Countless times, we’ve heard this well-worn axiom for career success: “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” But have you ever given thought to who those “who” really are?
While having successful and time-tested business pros to tap for advice is invaluable, it’s important to develop a deep and diverse network…
After a fast-paced #InternPro Twitter chat last night titled “Don’t Be a LinkedIn-diot: Build Your LinkedIn Profile Like a Pro,” we thought this classic infographic from Mindflash just may be what the doctor ordered.
After all, once those shiny new profiles are out there for all to see, it’s time to start flexing those personal networking muscles!
Almost everyone, including college students and entry-level professionals, now realizes that a presence on LinkedIn is a mandatory element of career development. And more than ever, people are creating a LinkedIn profile.
Here’s the problem: most of those profiles… suck.