Easy steps you’re likely not doing on your LinkedIn profile

I have written about LinkedIn before but it is improving regularly and you need to take advantage of these tips and LinkedIn's improvements. Using LinkedIn is a very effective and efficient tool to get your “story of success” in front of the thousands of people in your career field who need to hire professionals just like you – or just you! First, pay attention to your LinkedIn profile. It’s been said that “one picture is worth 1,000 words” for a reason: the “non-verbal” but visual language speaks to what people think and feel about you on first impression, to hook their interest. Your best photo will have a well-lit background and present just you with a friendly, professional appearance. Second, don't paste-in your resume! List your functional (not official) title, company, and general timeline for each job listed in reverse-chronological order. Also, cluster promotions in years (“promoted 4 times in 10 years” or “promoted Years X, Y, and Z”) instead of listing all...
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You Need A 2014 LinkedIn Routine

As an Executive Coach who sometimes offers job search coaching, I often see professionals spending too little time or time on the wrong things on LinkedIn. You have probably heard countless times that LinkedIn a powerful job search adjunct. But it’s also a formidable career management tool. Consider these statistics: LinkedIn is the #1 candidate sourcing tool used by recruiters. It is one of the prime tools for cementing your personal brand and expertise in your field. If you are looking for a new job, realize 96% of recruiters use LinkedIn to source candidates for open positions. Most adults change jobs every 2 to 3 years on average for a total of 8 to 10 job changes throughout their working lives. If frequent job changes are a fact of life  (they are) and if recruiters and hiring executives are hanging out on LinkedIn in droves (and they are), then doesn’t it make sense for you to do the same, whether or not you’re employed or actively job...
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Ways To Attract Recruiters To Your LinkedIn Profile

Ways To Attract Recruiters To Your LinkedIn Profile You know the drill. You’re unhappy in your current job — or unhappy with no job — and are desperately updating your LinkedIn profile that hasn’t been touched since the last time you were in this situation. Well, you’re not alone; this sums up the dysfunctional relationship many professionals have with their LinkedIn profiles. While some flock to LinkedIn only when in need and apply to already posted positions, the platform is at its best when maintained regularly and optimized to allow hiring managers to reach out to you. LinkedIn's career expert Nicole Williams helps elaborate on ways to optimize your profile and attract more recruiters to you now. Develop a Keyword Strategy If search engine optimization is not your expertise, here is a mini lesson. LinkedIn’s search functionality makes it easy to find people by their name, skills and any other words that appear in their profile — which is why these words should be chosen...
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