Over the last few weeks I have been asked by students and alumni that are fortunate enough to have several job offers, how to decline the offer or offers they do not want to accept. In fact, one of my own daughters recently had several offers for...
I disagree with most of the people who the writer says not to connect to except I agree with not connecting with spammers and those with fake accounts. I definitely disagree about not connecting with open networkers. Open networkers may have huge networks that can help you find and connect with the right people in the right companies for your job search or business interests. Additionally many of them are very open to being helpful to you in your pursuit to connect with people.
I accept invitations to connect from all types of people -- open networkers, newbies to LinkedIn, salespeople, etc. and nearly 100% of the time I have found the connections to be beneficial or at least not a threat.
If you're in the market for a new job, today's hiring managers agree that one of the most important things you can do to improve your chances is be on LinkedIn.
"There are a lot of social networks," says Shilonda Downing, owner of Virtual Work Team LLC, a Homewood, Ill., human resources recruiting and staffing firm. She says LinkedIn is the go-to site for professionals and that, "These days, it's very important for your career to have a presence on the site because there's a high likelihood that wherever you're applying, the recruiters there use LinkedIn, too."
An issue that comes up regularly is about time. Everyone wonders how much time on LinkedIn (and on social mediain general) is enough time to devote to make it work and to produce successful results for your business.
The answer to the question is slightly subjective although it is a good idea to have some sort of time range in mind. You should figure that if you spend between 15 to 30 minutes a day on LinkedIn.
How important is a college degree when applying for a job? Many six-figure salaries require a degree, but there are ways to get your resume past the application tracking system (ATS) even without a degree.
Asked to name the most pressing financial issue facing most Americans today, both workers and retirees are most likely to identify job uncertainty. If job worries are what’s keep you from saving for retirement, here’s what you have to do right now.
Recently LinkedIn eliminated RSS feeds from groups as a way to control the volume of posts coming in as discussions as well as to control spam. Here's what has changed regarding posting to LinkedIn Groups.
LinkedIn is more than just Facebook in a business suit. It’s an online directory of your professional contacts, a self-updating rolodex, a powerful marketingoutlet, a professional search engine, and a searchable depository of industry news and insight.
Perhaps most importantly, LinkedIn allows for easy touches that build business and relationships. More and more professional services firms are starting to realize this, which may be why LinkedIn overtook Twitter and Facebook as the most popular social network for B2B marketers in 2012.
Everyone is now talking about social recruiting, using social media in recruitment, but still many people are missing a few tricks with the 'recruiting default social network', LinkedIn. Just because you have a LinkedIn profile, ...