What’s The Secret to Getting Hired From LinkedIn? (Part 4: Boosting Your Profile SEO)

Frustrated with LinkedIn and waiting to see if things change?  I hope not.  If your Profile is passed over by employers, you need to use these power-packed LinkedIn strategies: Part 1: Build More Connections Part 2: Set Your Groups Strategy Part 3: Analyze Your Competition Now, we're on to one of my favorite steps for maximizing LinkedIn: 4 … Continue reading What’s The Secret to Getting Hired From LinkedIn? (Part 4: Boosting Your Profile SEO)

What’s the Secret to Getting Hired From LinkedIn? (Part 3: Analyzing Your Competition)

Wondering if LinkedIn will REALLY help you land your next job? This strategy is another part of my series in answering these common LinkedIn job search questions:   “Why are others getting hired off LinkedIn, but not me? What am I doing wrong?” Part 1 (Build More Connections) and Part 2 (Set Your Strategy for Groups) may already be actions you've missed. … Continue reading What’s the Secret to Getting Hired From LinkedIn? (Part 3: Analyzing Your Competition)

What’s the Secret to Getting Hired From LinkedIn? (Part 2: Setting Your Strategy for Groups)

This strategy is part of a series I've developed in response to these classic LinkedIn job search questions:  “Why are others getting hired off LinkedIn, but not me? What am I doing wrong?” In Part 1: Your Connections, I explained why you MUST build more Connections--even if this seems a simplistic strategy--because doing so will boost … Continue reading What’s the Secret to Getting Hired From LinkedIn? (Part 2: Setting Your Strategy for Groups)

What’s the Secret to Getting Hired From LinkedIn? (Part 1: Building Your Connections)

I’m continually asked this question by job hunters in almost every industry, occupation, and career level:   "How can I use LinkedIn to land a job?" “Why are others getting hired off LinkedIn, but not me? What am I doing wrong?” To start off, it’s simple:  display a professional demeanor, update your Profile with critical … Continue reading What’s the Secret to Getting Hired From LinkedIn? (Part 1: Building Your Connections)

Are You Making This Critical Mistake on LinkedIn?

Dumping your resume content straight into each section of LinkedIn—and calling it done? If you’re still assuming that your resume will stand in for your Profile, you’re doing yourself (and your job search) a disservice. Here’s why: your resume might be well-written and contain solid achievements—but that doesn’t mean it was developed for online reading … Continue reading Are You Making This Critical Mistake on LinkedIn?

5 Best-Practice LinkedIn Strategies for Executives

Cautiously readying your LinkedIn Profile for an executive job search? You’ll need to consider LinkedIn strategies that differ substantially from those used by mid-career professionals. For example, many executives choose to limit the information they distribute on LinkedIn, due to company confidentiality or other reasons. Executives are also approached more often than other users on LinkedIn, … Continue reading 5 Best-Practice LinkedIn Strategies for Executives

Watch Out for These LinkedIn Myths

Updating your LinkedIn Profile, but worried that you’ll somehow slip and expose your job search, or otherwise “out” yourself to your boss? Before you log in, panic-stricken, to change the controls on your Profile, read this first! LinkedIn settings—and the visibility associated with them—not only change often, but are regularly misunderstood, as shown by these … Continue reading Watch Out for These LinkedIn Myths

Stop Waiting for LinkedIn to Produce Magic Results

In my recent conversation with Andrea Coombes of Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch, we discussed the common pitfalls most job seekers (boomer-age and otherwise) make in using LinkedIn. Of course, we covered tips on including a professional photo, strengthening your LinkedIn Summary, and joining the right Groups. However, the largest mistake I see most job seekers … Continue reading Stop Waiting for LinkedIn to Produce Magic Results