Online groups can be a great way to broaden your network – get to know others in your field, connect with leaders and put forth your expertise. As you interact online, rules of good behavior and etiquette apply, just as they do in the real world. Here are some ways to keep your online encounters positive: Read More
Job seekers know LinkedIn can be a vital part of a successful job search. But use it incorrectly and you will alienate people in your network, create bad will and maybe even cost yourself opportunities. Here are some common LinkedIn mistakes and how to avoid them: Read More
LinkedIn is a job seeker’s best friend and there’s a lot you can do to optimize use of LinkedIn in your job search. One important action item is to add recommendations to your profile. Some job seekers feel hesitant to ask for these recommendations. If done right, they can greatly enhance your LinkedIn profile and strengthening your impression with recruiters and hiring managers. Read More
The holiday season is upon us, and many (like me) are scrambling to find gifts for professional colleagues. While budgets are tight for many, a meaningful gift doesn’t have to cost anything. A recommendation on LinkedIn is a thoughtful gift that will bee appreciated for many reasons: Read More
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
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
You know LinkedIn is a great networking tool, but are you using it to to its fullest? In today’s video, Jobfully Social Media Marketing Manager Dennis Grubbs explains how to use LinkedIn Groups to make connections. 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