Everywhere you look there is social media.
in Share 967 LinkedIn, the socially connected professional network, has made numerous changes over the past few months to become more than a job resource. The changes have made it a viable tool for people to connect, discuss, get answers to questions as well as connect with people that they just may be working with in the future.
Networking is not about collecting phone numbers; it's about doing business.
in Share 636 Traditionally it was employers who had to make themselves visible when looking to fill vacancies – posting adverts in the press, then choosing a pool of candidates from a veritable tsunami of applicants. But not any more.
Most professionals use the social networking site in some capacity--but one expert says they're making a lot of mistakes. Flickr/Coletivo Mambembe
Dan Finnigan is CEO of Jobvite , a SaaS platform for the social web that companies use to find and hire people. You can follow him on Twitter at @DanFinnigan and read his blog -- the Jobvite Blog . About 120 million people now use LinkedIn , and 1 million more join every week. But how many users have a professional profile that’s actually attracting interest from hiring companies?
Over the last few years LinkedIn has really become a ‘go-to’ resource for networking for many, many people. During that time some have mastered its use while others are doing good just to login. From a recruiters perspective it’s an absolute goldmine and there are a few sure-fire ways to make sure you look like a good candidate and not a ’hack’. Never tell someone that LinkedIn is a job-board or that your afraid your boss will see that you are on ‘there’. This is rule numero uno.
Men build networks. Women build relationships. What's the difference, and how to do it.
in Share 808 Job networking events are often intimidating for college students and graduates. These events are often places where they feel out of place - but that shouldn’t be the case. Networking events are places were job hunters can make contact with prospective employers and show them just how strong they are as job candidates.
Networking is a key skill to have, especially when you're looking for a new job. Not all of us are great at it, though, and some may think of networking as simply schmoozing with people.
LinkedIn is the proverbial dark horse of social media: we all know it’s there, but few of us use it to its full potential. With just a little bit of effort you will see how the powerful social site can help you market yourself and your business far more than you imagined. With help from the LinkedIn guru himself, Lewis Howes , we have enrolled you in our basic LinkedIn boot camp training to give you the fundamental tools necessary to use the site for all your business and personal marketing needs. (Click image to enlarge)
Image by Getty Images via @daylife Many people who’ve been laid off feel like crawling in a hole, rather than broadcasting their new job status (or more accurately, lack-of job-status) to the world at large. But if you want to find another position, that’s precisely what you should do, says Sandra A.VanGilder, an executive coach with her own firm in New York . In the current economy, with so many talented people being let go, there is “absolutely no shame whatsoever” in clearly indicating that you are out of work,” she says. “You exude confidence by not being ashamed that you’re between jobs.” LinkedIn , which functions as an electronic resume, is a valuable tool to help you spread the word.
« How to Invite Contacts to Join BeKnown | Main | Overcoming Job-Search Hurdles » July 13, 2011 Should You Connect to Your Boss on Professional Networking Sites? In recent weeks, there has been a lot of buzz about BeKnown , Monster's new Facebook app that allows you to establish a professional network on Facebook.
That’s the latest feature from one of the leading automatic online job application software packages, SilkRoad Technology’s OpenHire. Thanks to a software update SilkRoad introduced last spring that is being adopted by many HR departments, once you’ve submitted your resume to a job site using OpenHire 5.0, you’ll be able to view potential connections between the organization and your existing professional network. OpenHire5.0 connects to your LinkedIn account to show you who in your network may be connected to someone at the organization; that lets you follow up your job application with an e-mail to a colleague to request a referral or set up an introduction to someone who can. Referrals matter, even in the world of automated Applicant Tracking Systems like SilkRoad. Studies have shown that more than 60 percent of jobs are filled through referrals.