Now that LinkedIn's Publishing Platform is widely available, you’ve certainly noticed all the new posts popping up on your status feed. However, if you haven’t considered using the platform (also called Long-Form Posts) to promote your own brand as a job-seeker, you’re missing a huge opportunity. There’s no limit to the topics or volume of posts … Continue reading Why You’ll Benefit From Using LinkedIn Publishing for Your Job Search
Annoyed with the flood of "Congratulations!" notes on LinkedIn every time your work anniversary rolls around? Here's a simple fix: remove the Months on your jobs in the Experience section. Simply navigate to your current job on LinkedIn, click the pencil icon to edit the dates, and select "Choose" instead of specifying the month. Hit Save … Continue reading How to Stop Your Work Anniversary Notifications on LinkedIn
Have you noticed that your resume content and achievements are often too long to fit into your LinkedIn Profile? Despite the ease of uploading content into LinkedIn, there’s no way around the limitations (2,000 characters - including spaces!) available for each job. However, if you get smart about keyword strategy and learn to condense your … Continue reading How to Add Your Success Stories on LinkedIn for Better Traffic
Putting your best foot forward on LinkedIn? Not if you're hunting through your phone or searching family pictures for your avatar. If your photo doesn't enhance your credibility, it CAN hurt your job search. This especially true if you're posting any old photo without giving it serious thought. These items should NOT take center stage … Continue reading 4 Things I Shouldn’t See In Your LinkedIn Photo
Waiting for a way to block specific users on LinkedIn? You’ll be happy to hear about LinkedIn’s new Member Blocking feature, which was announced in February 2014. Hailed by account holders as a significant improvement, Member Blocking allows you to prevent another user from viewing your professional details. The feature was built in response to a … Continue reading How to Block Stalkers on LinkedIn
Built a LinkedIn Profile that doesn’t seem to be “working” for your job search? You might not be drawing enough traffic to it. Years ago, I realized that applying Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques on my Profile attracted more traffic. Applying my knowledge of web SEO and database optimization, I was able to draw a sizable audience … Continue reading How to Double – And Triple! – Your LinkedIn Traffic With SEO
If you use the Who’s Viewed Your Profile tool on LinkedIn, you’ve probably noticed visits from Anonymous LinkedIn users. You know – the ones who frustrate you with “This member chose to be shown as anonymous,” while leaving only a gray, faceless avatar? That’s me. But before you send negative vibes my way, I’d like to … Continue reading I’m An Anonymous User on LinkedIn – And Here’s Why
Applying for jobs on LinkedIn, but no one is biting? You might have missed this critical step: Popping your Profile text into Word and running spell check! Before you dismiss this step as unimportant, consider the following Profile errors seen in the past 10 days ALONE: Information Technology spelled as “Ifnormation Technology” in the HEADLINE of … Continue reading Did You Make This Mistake in Updating Your LinkedIn Profile?
Worked for hours on your resume to add success stories and details, without so much as glancing at your LinkedIn Profile? If you're not getting results, then your resume might not be the problem. It’s important in today’s digital sourcing world to pay as much (if not MORE) attention to your LinkedIn Profile than your … Continue reading Has LinkedIn Thrown a Wrench in Your Executive Job Search?