Having a LinkedIn Profile today is not the option it was in the early 2000s. To not have one in 2023 is declaring yourself out of touch. To not be active on it is a professional shortcoming. While it is unlikely that LinkedIn will ever replace document or file-based resumes in the foreseeable future, it may not be the best place to post your resume. And here’s why. Continue reading Should You Post Your Resume on LinkedIn?
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Networking on LinkedIn ~ Take the Polar Bear Plunge
The polar bear plunge is held during the winter when participants enter a body of water despite the extremely low temperature. For LinkedIn members who have used the premier business networking site as just another online place to download their résumé, putting their toes into the networking waters often freezes them into inactivity.
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Top Ten 2020 LinkedIn Changes for your 2021 Career Branding
1. Record a 10-second message next to your Profile name to create audio appeal. This feature is especially beneficial for your Profile visitors if you have a hard-to-pronounce name.
2. The new “Dwell Time” method of classifying content and algorithm weighting based on time actually engaged on content can give you 48+ hours for your thought leadership content to gain new traction and visibility.
3. Combine Dwell Time with the autonomous post tool to build engagement and feedback on your topics.
4. Set-up video networking meetings and informational interviews directly in Messages on mobile with Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Verizon. Continue reading Top Ten 2020 LinkedIn Changes for your 2021 Career Branding
Skills make you Retrievable and Recommendations make you Believable
When you want to be found by recruiters and hiring managers on LinkedIn remember that Skills = Keywords and play a significant role in matching you to what a prospective employer is looking for. So, make sure you are taking advantage of all 50 Skills slots on your LinkedIn Profile and that your Skills are targeted to the positions you want to be found for. Like the breadcrumbs left by Hansel and Gretel in the classic Brothers Grimm story, they are the path for finding your way to your next opportunity. Continue reading Skills make you Retrievable and Recommendations make you Believable
What does your LinkedIn Activity convey to employers
Your LinkedIn Profile Activity section will only appear IF you create and post content. Think of your Activity section as a highway billboard. The average driver will only have about 5 to 10 seconds to view a billboard, read any text and comprehend the message. What do you want the recruiter (driver) to see in your Activity (billboard) that strengthens your job candidate potential? Continue reading What does your LinkedIn Activity convey to employers
SUMMER: TIS AN IDEAL RÉSUMÉ UPDATE SEASON
Summer is synonymous with vacations, road trips, and getting away with the family. But, guess what: jobs take vacations, too, which means that June, July and August are ideal months to update your résumé and make your LinkedIn profile more searchable and compelling.Continue reading SUMMER: TIS AN IDEAL RÉSUMÉ UPDATE SEASON