On July 15, in an interview by Margaret Larkin on WCKG Chicago’s Geoff Pinkus Show, I was asked what main mistakes people are making on LinkedIn. My response was that the biggest mistake people make is not being on LinkedIn in the first place – or not taking it seriously if they are.
Are you bilingual or multilingual? The general rule on LinkedIn® is that you may only have one profile; having multiple profiles is a violation of the Terms of Service that could get you booted off the site. However, there is one exception to that rule: the Secondary Language Profile. As of January 2013, over 64%…
In part due to my hiring a publicist a couple of months ago, I have been appearing frequently on radio programs around Wisconsin and Chicago. I was also interviewed by a program out in Massachusetts. I thought that rather than write an article this week, I would offer you the opportunity to listen in on some of my interviews. They cover topics ranging from resumes to LinkedIn profiles to college essays. Enjoy! And don’t forget I will be interviewed for a full hour on December 10 on Wisconsin Public Radio!
Many of you might have heard that LinkedIn profiles are about to undergo another facelift. Rumor amongst career professionals has is that the new profile will highlight the Summary section in a new way—making it more important than ever to have a compelling Summary to offer your readers.
Even before LinkedIn posted a blog with tips for older job seekers in September, I received some good news from a couple of my 50+-year-old connections on the job search front. Both of them are followers of my blog, and both agreed to share their stories with you. I hope their success inspired job seekers of all ages to keep on taking action!
You are a multi-faceted human being… and yet you only get one LinkedIn profile. The question “Who am I?” is an important one for job seekers and professionals, and it’s not always easy to answer. This article will give you tips on how to focus so you don’t look like you’re trying to be all things to all people.
LinkedIn presents job seekers with a dilemma: The site requires an “up-to-date current position (with a description)” for a 100% complete profile; and according to LinkedIn, 100% complete profiles are 40 times more likely to be viewed. But if you are a job seeker, you might not have a current position other than “job seeker.” Should you create a “filler” job description to be 100% complete? Or should you hope that 95%-or-so complete is enough?
Many people are flummoxed when it comes to choosing a LinkedIn profile headline. What keywords should they include? How do you get that up and down symbol ( | )? (Hit shift and the backslash key.) Is it more important to have keywords or a Tagline / Unique Selling Proposition (USP)?
This article will mainly address the last question: Keywords or USP? The answer to the question depends on your main goal with your LinkedIn profile.
Everyone is saying to post your resume to Google… so how do you do it?
I received this question from one of my subscribers, and will answer it soon. But first, are you an online job seeker? If so, I have some important recommendations for you. Seriously… keep reading!
LinkedIn announced on October 10 that it was rolling out yet a new feature that will change the face of what it means to follow a company on LinkedIn: Company Status Updates. Here are some ideas of how you might use this new feature to your advantage.