Category Archive: Social Networking

Rules of Engagement for Linkedin

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 This month I gave a workshop on LinkedIn and shared my set of ‘rules for engagement’ and how to build your connections.  Follow these 5 tips if you are looking to expand your network, find a job lead, get answers to your questions, or simply looking to connect with leaders in your interest category. Using …

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Twitter Basics for Your Job Search

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Many use twitter to send out updates on a television program, share weather complaints, or post daily routine. But twitter is one of the most powerful networking tools that exist, and should also be used for career success.  It can help individuals find job related connections, learn about the latest in industry trends, and access employment opportunities. …

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Is Your College Career Center A Placement Agency?

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I am a college career counselor and I love what I do. The problem is most students do not know all that their Career Services Department has to offer them in college. Most students utilize career services only around the time of graduation thinking it is a placement agency. College career counselors do help connect individuals …

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Holiday Blues? Do Something About It

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Between Hurricane Sandy and the recent shootings in Connecticut, there just seems to be a cloud hanging over the holidays this year. Its hard to get into the holiday spirit while thinking of all those families in turmoil.  Action is often what fuels hope and peace of mind. So here are 6 ideas guaranteed to …

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Job Search in a Nutshell: The 3 Must-Do’s

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Last year I won 1st place in JobMob’s 2011 blogging contest. This year’s article not only won a Grand Prize, but was also voted ‘Most Liked’. It was written for job seekers to maximize on the use of their time, energy, and resources.  Get started on these 3 must-do’s and take your job search in the …

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The ‘Job Search Trio’: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

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Networking face to face in a job search by getting out of the house and meeting people is a necessity. Now pairing that with a social media strategy only increases your chances of getting hired faster. You should build a professional image that markets your skill set and is in sync with where you want …

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Examples of What to Write When Asking to Connect on LinkedIn

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ALWAYS use a personal message in your invitation to connect with any other professional on LinkedIn. There is an art to networking, and it’s about building relationships. Never ask for a job. Job leads follow for those that are effective connectors.  Whether you find a contact you want to outreach to on Groups / Alumni …

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Networking for Recent Grads: How to Find and Connect with Alumni on Linkedin

LinkedIn is one of the most valuable networking tools available to professionals. Use its many features to connect with other graduates from your alma mater that are in your choice industry, that work for your target company, or that can offer advice related to your career. For new 2012 graduates its key to have a …

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LinkedIn 101: Step 2–Build your Connections & Network!

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Most professionals have a ‘LinkedIn profile’. But not everyone knows that LinkedIn is a place to find and engage a network of contacts during a job search.  In order to be a successful networker you have to have a profile that’s complete and promotes your personal brand.  Then you can proceed to broadcast your value …

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LinkedIn 101 for Beginners: Step 1–The Profile

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LinkedIn profiles receive a fairly high rank in Google, so this is a good way to influence what people see when they search for you.  If a recruiter is looking at two people, and one is an empty page, while the other has a great LinkedIn profile, we all know who will get the interview. …

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