There is a tremendous amount of energy going into to promoting LinkedIn as a definite avenue for job hunting. As I do not have much experience with LinkedIn, I wanted to direct you to a couple of articles that go into a lot of detail. The Wall St. Journal article is rich with links to connnect to other articles. Also, the info on how to set up a LinkedIn profile seems very good.
Of Course, Kevin and David posted an article here that promotes their program, which you can access here:
Here’s to your edification and success in your job hunt.
Making LinkedIn Work for You
Some Juggle commenters have asked for a post on the professional networking website LinkedIn. The site passed 100 million users in March and continues to grow by about one million members a week. Its public offering this week is drawing even more attention.
Non-users of LinkedIn may wonder, why bother? Posting a profile, keeping it updated, building and maintaining your network of connections, and responding to messages takes time.
Of course, LinkedIn can help you find a job and research prospective employers by contacting current and former employees. Recruiters use it heavily to find what they call “passive candidates” who are open to new opportunities but not actively looking.
18 Articles Help You Master LinkedIn Strategy and Technique
The successful LinkedIn IPO last week seems to indicate that investors expect business networking and content curation giant LinkedIn to grow within its niche despite increasing Facebook domination of the social web.
By maintaining a business focus, LinkedIn’s growth could persist unhampered by that of its social networking counterpart. For this reason, many articles have been written of late presenting strategies and techniques to maximize LinkedIn effectiveness, including my own 10 Tips for LinkedIn Social Networking.
Ten tips to enhance your job search on LinkedIn
When you’re job searching, and even if you’re not currently seeking employment, LinkedIn is the one site you should be using to enhance your job search and boost your career prospects. The best way to do that is to make sure you are using the full power of LinkedIn to maximize your employment potential. Here are ten tips on optimizing your job hunting experience on LinkedIn:
1. Edit your Profile. The first step is to make sure your LinkedIn Profile is complete. The more detailed your LinkedIn profile, the more chances you will have to be found and to be contacted. This is important because your profile is what you use to connect with people how you get found on LinkedIn. Complete your LinkedIn profile as carefully as you write your resume and provide prospective employers with detailed information on your skills and experience. If you’re currently unemployed, list your current position as “Open to opportunities”. If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, sign-up.
How to find a job in 2011
If there’s one thing that’s different in the post-recession job market it’s this: “Submitting your résumé and cover letter is not going to get you a job.”
That’s according to Jennifer Becker, managing director of Ajilon Professional Staffing, a division of Adecco Group, the world’s largest staffing firm.
So what works? Experts say making connections, adapting to each potential employer and promising results are the only ways to get hired.
Making connections: “Networking is the only game in town right now,” said Ford Myers, executive career coach and author of the book, Get the Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring. “Everything is built on personal connections, nothing else works.”
AMERICA’S recovery has not been an easy one for workers. For months, the economy expanded without doing much at all to create jobs and bring down unemployment. And recently, the economy has shown signs of faltering yet again, raising the possibility that in 2011 recovery would once more fail to bring meaningful gains to workers.
The Bureau of Labour Statistics has given American workers a big reason to hope, however. This morning, the BLS released payroll employment numbers that show a labour market growing progressively stronger. American firms added 244,000 jobs in April, and the private sector added 268,000. Payroll figures for February and March were both revised upward. Over the past three months private-sector employment has risen by an average of over 250,000 jobs per month.