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.
On July 24, 2011, LinkedIn announced their “Apply with LinkedIn” system. According to LinkedIn’s Blog, Apply with LinkedIn will allow you to “submit your profile for any job application on the web with one simple click.”
Many people approach me to ask whether it’s worth the price to subscribe to LinkedIn Job Seeker Premium. One of my subscribers, Susan Poseika, signed up for the one-month free trial and was kind enough to share her evaluation of the service. Her experience is anecdotal — only one person’s experience — and does not necessarily predict what anyone else will experience. Still, I thought it would be valuable to share.
On December 30, 2010, a consortium of 156 career experts from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. met to brainstorm about career and employment issues. They published their findings on March 14, 2011 in Findings of 2010 Global Career Brainstorming Day: Trends for the Now, the New & the Next in Careers. As my readers, you are privy to the valuable findings of this group of Career Thought Leaders.
In December 2010, LinkedIn rolled out 4 new sections for LinkedIn profiles: Skills, Certifications, Publications and Languages. Haven’t heard of these sections? Don’t know how to use them? Read more.
The Essay Expert is now a resume writer for ilostmyjob.com and Brenda’s e-book, LinkedIn Power Tune-Up, chock full of LinkedIn tips, is featured in ilostmyjob.com’s blog today.
LinkedIn now offers Job Seeker Premium. Could it be the right job search tool for you?