General Linkedin Tips and Insight
Make sure your profile stays up to date
I would highly recommend that you update your LinkedIn account if you are looking for employment.
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Have a professional picture of yourself on your profile
I would start by making sure you have a professional photo attached to your personal profile.
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You can keep a conversational tone on most sections of your LinkedIn profile
You should populate the experience sections with your resume but feel free to use a more conversational tone and describe key projects that you’ve worked on
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Use LinkedIn to connect with recruiters, do not use Facebook
LinkedIn is a wonderful tool for this type of professional networking, while Facebook seems to be more for personal relationships.
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Use LinkedIn to connect with recruiters, do not use Facebook
My recommendation would be not to use Facebook as a tool for job search. Facebook is more of a social site vs. a site for job search.
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Join groups and take part in conversations
I use Linked In every single day to find not only qualified candidates for my open positions but also to post jobs, read and participate in discussions and search for other important hiring trends.
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Gather recommendations on your LinkedIn profile
I would also encourage you to obtain recommendations.
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Gather endorsements on your LinkedIn profile
I have found having endorsements is so helpful.
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See who your connections are linked with
When thinking about the best point of contact to make within organizations through LinkedIn, I actually recommend peer-to-peer networking.
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