Contacting people you don’t know, even over e-mail, can be intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. If you do your research, compose a professional communication, and get the right message across, it can be a rewarding process and a critical part of building your network. Read More
LinkedIn is the most popular professional networking website, with 100 million members. Many of us use LinkedIn and have heard that LinkedIn is a great tool for career advancement – and for your job search. But just how important is your LinkedIn profile? Here are some real-life stories that highlight some of the ways LinkedIn can change your job search. Read More
Having a strong online presence is a great way to brand yourself, to network professionally, and – believe it or not – to be found by recruiters. In today’s video blog, we share some tips on how to use your time online to stand out and increase your chances of being “found.” Read More
Today our guest blogger is Jeff Haden. Jeff is a columnist for Inc.com and CBSMoneyWatch.com. He has written more than 30 non-fiction books, including four Business and Investing titles that reached #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list.
Jeff learned much of what he knows about business from managing a 250-employee book manufacturing plant. Everything else he picked up from ghostwriting books for some of the smartest CEOs and leaders in business. Follow him on Twitter at @Jeff_Haden.
Overall, LinkedIn is the best social media platform for entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals. Unfortunately, your LinkedIn profile may not be helping you to create those connections.
So let’s tune yours up with six simple steps: Read More
Today our guest blogger is Matt Youngquist. Matt is the President of Career Horizons, serving Northwest individuals and organizations dealing with the unique challenges of job hunting and employment transition. Matt is a recognized expert in the field of career coaching, job hunting, and professional employment counseling. You can follow him on Twitter @mattyoungquist.
Over the last few weeks, my schedule has included teaching a TON of LinkedIn classes and webinars around town to continue “spreading the gospel” about LinkedIn, and its amazing benefits, to those folks who still haven’t quite gotten the hang of it. Read More
Having great online presence can really help your job search. In this video Ryan Gessel gives some easy ways to get noticed online. Read More
Most jobseekers are familiar with the power of LinkedIn as a marketing and networking tool. But did you know you can use LinkedIn to contact people you don’t know including those in industries or with job titles of interest to you? Read More
In today’s video we explain how to use social media and the web to boost your online presence. Having a strong online presence increases your chances of being found by a recruiter or company. Read More
Do you tweet? If you are a job seeker, Twitter just might help you find your next job. Recruiters are increasingly using Twitter to post job openings. But job seekers are also finding that posting on Twitter (tweeting) is a smart way to network, establish expertise and help others. Some tips for effective tweeting: Read More
LinkedIn is one of the best resources a job seeker can access. Many reports have shown that recruiters are planning to scale back use of job boards and hunt for candidates on LinkedIn before posting a job opening. Beyond networking with recruiters and colleagues, being on LinkedIn can also give you early or even exclusive access to job postings. More importantly, not having a LinkedIn account may send a negative message to recruiters. Read More