Category Archives: LinkedIn

5 Ways to Leverage Google & LinkedIn for Job Interview Prep

Job interview research

Congratulations on making it this far in your job search. You cleared the initial round of resume-scanning and are now ready to go in for an interview!

In order to prepare for the next step, it is always good to know about the company… so here are five simple tips to help you with this all-important job interview prep using Google and LinkedIn:   

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How to Help Recruiters Find Your Profile on LinkedIn

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Things on LinkedIn aren’t so simple now. LinkedIn has gotten ridiculously crowded, and many people – on both sides of the interview table – haven’t adapted to the new reality. Recruiters and candidates are not finding each other on LinkedIn anywhere near quickly enough…

If you would like to start receiving random phone calls from recruiters in your field, you’ll need to deliberately help recruiters find your profile…   

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8 Do’s and Don’ts for Peak Networking on LinkedIn

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With social recruiting on the rise, a poor or inappropriate online presence can be a potential turn-off for recruiters (not to mention the impact it will have on your networking).

This is especially true on LinkedIn, where 9 out 10 recruiters will go to learn more about you, so here are my top eight do’s and don’ts for peak networking on the world’s largest professional network…   

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How Easily Can Employers Find You?

Are Employers Finding You

Having an online profile that attracts employers and recruiters is critical to a successful job search. But, the best profile will be useless to you if those employers and recruiters you’ve worked so hard to attract have no way to reach you once they find you. So don’t play hard to get!

If an employer or recruiter is interested in making contact, you must make it very easy for them to reach out… because being difficult to contact causes opportunity to evaporate…   

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The Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary for Recent Grads

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Recently, I provided a template for a LinkedIn profile summary for people who have a job… aka “The Passive Job Seeker.”

Today, I offer another profile summary — this time for recent graduates who need a job now, or soon…   

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What Picture is the “Social You” Painting for Employers?

The Social You

For a minute, let’s forget about that beautiful profile pic of yours. Instead, focus on the picture that employers paint in their heads when they discover you in the online world. A world in which – no matter who you are – everything you do and say online contributes to how others see you… the social you.   

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