Posts Tagged 'linkedin'

Making the Most of Social Media in Your Job Search

Thelisa LavergneWe can all agree that looking for a job can be challenging. Keep in mind, that job hunting is a two-way street. While YOU are researching potential employers and learning all you can about the hiring managers who’ll be interviewing you, THEY are checking you out too. The good news is that social media networking tools can be a tremendous asset in finding a job or career. Networking is one of the most important components of job searching. Continue reading ‘Making the Most of Social Media in Your Job Search’

Are You Really LinkedIn? (Continued)

FriedaWelcome back to the continuation of Are You Really Linkedin? The previous blog discussed several options you have when requesting and submitting recommendations through Linkedin. This is a great way to add interest to your profile. If you are a job seeker that wants to increase traffic on your page related to your skills, I encourage you to continue reading this blog. Continue reading ‘Are You Really LinkedIn? (Continued)’

Are You Really LinkedIn?

FriedaAre you really LinkedIn when it comes to requesting or giving professional rec-ommendations to your connections? Your digital footprint will forever be judged by any information documented in your profile, so please allow me to share a few suggestions that have proven extremely successful for me. Know that pro-fessionalism is a must when it comes to recommendations within the popular business networking website, LinkedIn. Continue reading ‘Are You Really LinkedIn?’

Social Networking 101

The Workforce Solutions blog this week has focused on the importance of networking. On Monday, David explained that networking is still alive and well in this digital age. Then Cornelius shared tips on accessing the “hidden” job market, building lasting relationships and overcoming the challenges of networking for people who aren’t naturally social.
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Twelve Days of Job Searching

DavidOne of my favorite Christmas songs is “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” I have written the words to the song below and have taken a bit of poetic license in changing the lyrics so we can use them as a memory tool to help remember the important parts of a successful job search campaign. The song can be sung in any key you desire. Very unintentionally, I change keys quite often while singing.

And-a-one, and-a-two . . .
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That App Ain’t Right

Applying to jobs in non-traditional ways
I have dealt with hundreds of employers over the many years I have been with Workforce Solutions and each employer has their own “perfect way” of sourcing and recruiting candidates. *sigh* Applications . . . They come in many forms. There’s the dreaded online application that asks you to upload your resume then puts everything in the wrong place. There’s the paper application that is too long for its own good. Then we have the request to “please send a resume and cover letter” – to whom? where? why? how?

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