The resume used to be the most important tool to landing a new job. With an audience of 150 million users, however, the LinkedIn profile now stars as the powerful catalyst connecting job hunters with hiring managers and recruiters.
Your one-two punch as a young professional is a well-written resume and LinkedIn profile: Your “right cross” is an expertly prepared profile marketing your talents, while your targeted resume is the “left jab” in landing the job.
Put yourself ahead of the competition… be prepared with both!
One of LinkedIn’s most important attributes is to offer group members an opportunity to connect with alumni, business, employment, environmental, networking, non-profit, and sports colleagues, to name just a few.
Since LinkedIn is all about marketing yourself and reaching out to others, have you considered what kind of impression you’re making with something as simple as your invitation to connect? It’s all about etiquette.