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?
I recently read an article that recommends job seekers to put their LinkedIn profile URL on their resume. That’s great advice, and I agree… just make sure you’re directing people to a profile that will have a positive effect on your job search.
What’s the difference between a resume and a LinkedIn profile? Brenda Bernstein of The Essay Expert answers this question and more on a recent interview posted on Bill Vick’s EmploymentDigest.net.
Here’s a chance to get to know Brenda Bernstein of The Essay Expert on a more personal level. This conversation about LinkedIn profiles will give you a personable view of both The Essay Expert and the pieces of your LinkedIn profile.
One of the biggest mistakes I see people make in their LinkedIn profiles is that they do not distinguish who they are from who their company is. I call this “conflating” yourself with your company. “Conflating” is a completely natural thing to do, especially if you, like so many of us, identify yourself very strongly with your company. It just doesn’t work for your readers and potential customers.
It all started with LinkedIn. Well, actually it started with a website. It took months before I finally admitted to myself that I wasn’t going to create a website on my own. I bit the bullet and hired someone, wrote some content, and poof! I had a website – TheEssayExpert.com. My website was beautiful. But who was going to visit it?
I had no clue how to market myself.