LinkedIn just added an exciting new feature. And it should really improve your ability to communicate with your connections: LinkedIn active status.
Active Status, simply put, is a way for you to see if a connection is currently active on the LinkedIn site…
I recently attended a two-day conference of top recruiters. And it was a very educational experience as I met and interacted with over 100 of these top professionals.
And not just because of the talk around recruiting best practices, but because it quickly become clear to me that recruiters are the best networkers on the planet. They have connecting down to a science!
When you hear the work “networking”, do you get a sudden tightness in your stomach? If so, that’s a pretty standard reaction. I’ve attended many networking events in my professional life, and I’ve realized… they can be a lot of work!
But, with just a bit of planning ahead of time, you can make the process easier by taking some of the work out of networking. Here are a few tips to help you maximize your next event:
You may not know it yet, but while you are working hard to build a respectable personal brand – you may be doing the exact opposite. While you labor to extend your contact list and sphere of influence – you are actually limiting your potential.
All because you’re making these nine easily fixable rookie networking mistakes:
Like them or hate them, LinkedIn endorsements aren’t going away.
Dismissed by many as something as about as useful as a Facebook “like,” many career industry experts and recruiters see this feature as pure fluff. They felt many endorsements were akin to “I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine.”
But social media experts have a different angle. Thought leader and 312digital.com founder Sean McGinnis had this to say about it in a recent Facebook post: