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Job Seekers: What Recruiters Want To See On Your LinkedIn Profile

Job Seekers: What Recruiters Want To See On Your LinkedIn Profile | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

"While I am not the authority on LinkedIn  by any means, I have spent a lot of time looking for candidates on it (for many  real, open roles at amazing companies) and I know what I like to see." - Jaime Petkanics-Levo League

 

"So here it  is… what recruiters really want to see on your LinkedIn:
Read more:  http://www.levoleague.com/career-advice/what-recruiters-really-want-to-see-on-your-linkedin-profile#ixzz2MU8uKjUr


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Good concise straight forward advice.

 

Direct from a recruiter who looks at more LinkedIn profiles than we ever will.

 

As a recruiter, Jamie is looking for the facts. As a 2nd step, she recommends you wrap the facts within a story. Considering a story can help the facts be retained by over 20 times, this advice is dead on.

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5 Reasons Job Seekers Should Be On LinkedIn for Career Growth

5 Reasons Job Seekers Should Be On LinkedIn for Career Growth | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

"It’s a mistake to think of LinkedIn as a giant job board and your profile as just another resume. The power of any social networking tool is in the networking."

 

The article covers the various reasons to be on LinkedIn to help grow your career. Including building a network for later when you need it, reading the news around your industry and numerous areas in between.

 

One of my partners is a professor and he recommends to every student they need to be on LinkedIn, not when they graduate, today. It is also one of the top branding sites for your career growth, whether you are in college or are already numerous years down the road and should not be ingnored.

http://www.careerealism.com/linkedin-non-job-seekers/

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Job Seekers Using LinkedIn to Help Brand in 6 Ways

Job Seekers Using LinkedIn to Help Brand in 6 Ways | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

Somewhere along the line you started treating it more like a resume. It's time to fix that.

Overall, LinkedIn is the best social media platform for entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals. Unfortunately, your LinkedIn profile may not be helping you to create those connections.



So let’s tune yours up with six simple steps:

Step 1. Revisit your goals

Step 2. Layer in your keywords

Step 3. Strip out the clutter

Step 4. Reintroduce your personality

Step 5. Take a hard look at your profile photo

Step 6. Get recommendations

 


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5 Tips to Grow Your LinkedIn Network

5 Tips to Grow Your LinkedIn Network | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

Job Seekers tap into LinkedIn’s 150 million–member worldwide network.

Yet it’s important to focus on the right kinds of activities that will yield the best results.

 

This article identifies five key strategies and activities you can focus on to build and grow your network.

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Job Seekers: 9 Mistakes Commonly Made On LinkedIn

Job Seekers: 9 Mistakes Commonly Made On LinkedIn | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

"Lots of articles describe how to create a more marketable LinkedIn profile, how to find the right groups to join, how to choose the best profile photo..."

 

"Since most people understand the value of taking those steps, let's go deeper."

 

"To really harness the power of LinkedIn, don't make these mistakes: - Jeff Haden"

 

1. You give only because you expect to receive.


Via Kara Moore
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Quick easy read to remind all of us about the little things which make lasting impressions, whether in virtual space or at work.

 

While reading consider how long it takes you to scope out the new person at work and decide in your mind, "Is this person worth knowing"?

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Kara Moore's curator insight, February 11, 2013 9:45 AM

I agree with a lot of these, esp. the generic invite messages!

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7 Status Updates to Post on LinkedIn for Job Seekers

7 Status Updates to Post on LinkedIn for Job Seekers | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

"Once you get a professional headshot up and your summary written, there’s a lot to tackle. Should you be more active in LinkedIn Answers? Participate in discussions in Groups? Start listing the books you’ve read? Where to begin?"

 

"To avoid feeling overwhelmed, you might want to start with the familiar. You are probably already on Facebook (as there are now almost one billion users, it’s kind of hard to avoid). If you feel pretty comfortable posting status updates to your friends, why not start using LinkedIn with that same approach?"

 

The article covers 7 types of status updates you can post on LinkedIn to help your job search. It also describes the types of status updates to avoid.

 

Recommending to find "your" unique approach to the types of status updates you post to help rise above the noise in your job search.

 

Full article:

http://www.careerealism.com/linkedin-status-updates-job-search/

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Graduating Job Seekers Using LinkedIn to Find Their Dream Job

Graduating Job Seekers Using LinkedIn to Find Their Dream Job | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

Most job seekers have heard the saying, "You will need to learn to sell yourself."

 

Most of us cringe when we hear the "S" word sales, however, LinkedIn has made it easy to go find your dream job. Allowing you to "sell" in the background and focus on being your own marketing department to rise above the noise.

 

Here are 5 tips and tools to help you get started.

 

1 - Create your own line profile, which becomes a living resume

2 - Link to those you know to understand who "they know"

3 - Use the search tools to research jobs within LinkedIn

4 - Research potential companies via your contacts to find referals inside the companies and get introduced to them to network.

5 - Use the "JobInsiderToolBar" while you navigate websites to see who you may know at the companies you want to work for as you are doing research.

 

These tips and tools will help job seekers get started as they head down the path to find their dream job. Go directly to the job seekers resorces with this posting for numerous other tips and tools offered by LinkedIn to help in your job hunt.

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Ken Morrison's comment, July 1, 2012 6:27 PM
Hi Jody. It was a nice surprise to see you yesterday. Tomorrow I will be doing some guest speaking at a conference for college students preparing for their career. I will share this scoop.it website with them.
Good luck on your project that you finished yesterday!
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How to Keep your Job Search Secret on LinkedIn

How to Keep your Job Search Secret on LinkedIn | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

One of the biggest fears people have about updating their profile is their employer will see the changes. You don’t want your boss to know you’re looking for a job until you’ve found one.

 

It’s perfectly possible to create a strong profile – one that attracts recruiter attention – without alerting your current employer. Here’s how.

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