All Blog Posts Tagged 'profile' (29)

Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame

Usually when a recruiter contacts someone via LinkedIn, it’s because s/he saw something of interest on that person’s profile. Then there’s THIS GUY that apparently liked what he saw enough to plagiarize…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 30, 2014 at 8:06pm — 28 Comments

Why "Who's Viewed Your Profile" on LinkedIn Doesn't Matter

There could be any number of reasons why someone looks at your LinkedIn profile and why your profile shows up in a search. 

A few possibilities include:

1) Nosy lookie-loos just curious about what you have going on.

2) You’ve changed…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 23, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Social Media in hiring: You can run but you can't hide!

Are last Fridays party and the not-so-great decisions that came along with it going to influence if you get your dream job or not? Well the truth is it could. The use of social media in hiring is something we all need to think about. It has made our lives increasingly public and Human Resources personnel…

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Added by Vera Gavizon on February 20, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Does this thing come with an instruction manual?

Earlier this week I posted a few profile-enhancing tips on a LinkedIn discussion group frequented by active job seekers. One of the things I constantly notice when helping newcomers get up to speed on the essential functionality of LinkedIn is how poor they tend to be at populating their profiles with meaty, search-friendly information.

This is especially noticeable in the job seeker community. Rather than placing career relevant and recruiter magnet content, they fill their headline,…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 8, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Don't be DUMB - Do SOMETHING when somebody reviews your LinkedIn profile

I've noticed online networkers have become much more aware of people who look at their LinkedIn profile during the last few months, but frankly not many do anything and let potential opportunities slip by - perhaps for the fear that they don't want to appear too pushy. I suspect there's something very British about that, but I admit that's a guess (wouldn't it be fascinating to see the LinkedIn behaviour stats country by…

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Added by Martin Ellis on January 22, 2013 at 10:06am — 7 Comments

Google Can Be Your Best Friend Or Your Worst Enemy When It Comes To Job Searching

I recently “googled” my name and found an assortment of results come up that I didn’t even realize were out there and visible to the public. Social media sites, registries I created, and websites that I’ve registered on and long forgotten about. When it comes to job…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on December 29, 2012 at 7:43pm — No Comments

6 Tips To Help Organize Your Time While Job Searching

Job searching can be overwhelming, long and tiresome. In order to use your time productively and get the best results, you should organize your activities and set short-term goals.  Organizing your time will help you to stay focused, avoid burning out and help you to achieve maximum results.

Below are some tips for…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on November 30, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Tips On Selecting The Best Job Recruitment Agent

Every job market is unique and in order to gain the most out of your job search, working alongside a specialised recruiter can be your ticket to success. Just as you may use a mechanic to help you with your car or a plumber to help stop your leaking tap, an expert recruiter can help…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on November 13, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Writing a Gold Medal LinkedIn Profile

Did you know that LinkedIn is now regarded as the world’s largest online professional network with close to 200 million members in over 200 countries. More and more hiring managers, recruiters, employers and head-hunters are using LinkedIn as part of their hiring strategy. With demand for jobs at an all-time high,…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on August 10, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

Facebook 'likes' value doubted - No Kidding !!!

I am seeing more articles on slowing of the Facebook hype, its a good sign because we can now focus on any real value for business. Spam or Fake profiles is a problem on Linkedin as well, you will notice a ton of people posting garbage.

 

 

Here is BBC article, quite interesting.

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A BBC investigation suggests companies are wasting large sums of money on…

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Added by Suresh on July 14, 2012 at 11:57am — 3 Comments

Facebook and Job Seeking

It is estimated that over 80% of employers conduct background checks on potential candidates that they are looking to hire, and some of these background checks now include social media checks on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts. Almost everyone is on Facebook these days, and…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on June 5, 2012 at 7:20pm — 4 Comments

Resume Advice Scott Thompson Should Have Followed….Tell The Truth

Thanks, Scott.

I ought to send Scott Thompson a thank-you note.  The former CEO of Yahoo recently stepped down (or perhaps was gently pushed) after it was revealed that he had been … let’s just say “less than accurate” about his academic credentials.  He claimed to hold a degree in computer…

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Added by Chris Englin on May 17, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

If you're gonna put in a half-ass effort on LinkedIn, you're wasting everyone's time

In my LinkedIn workshops I ask how many attendees are on LinkedIn. Some reluctantly raise their hand, clarifying they're on LinkedIn but haven't touched it in years. I tell them we'll do something about that, because otherwise it's a waste of time.

Alison Doyle of About.com wrote an honest article entitled “…

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Added by Bob McIntosh on April 18, 2012 at 6:01am — 7 Comments

How much money MBAs expect to make?



Our exclusive network of MBA talent gives us access to the career profiles of over 70,000 MBA students and alumni from the world's top-ranked business schools. These career profiles tell us a lot about the demographics of the current MBA population, including industry preferences,…
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Added by Ryan Pratt on December 12, 2011 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Do I really need a LinkedIn profile?

With so many social networking sites now available and new sites being developed on a daily basis, it is often hard to know which networking sites are worthwhile especially in helping to find a new job. 

We have all heard of Facebook and Twitter (If you haven’t where have you been hiding!).. however when it…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on December 7, 2011 at 12:12am — 1 Comment

Worried about the new Facebook privacy settings? Here’s how to update yours.

This post originally appeared on our blog at www.skillstorm.com/blog

 

Facebook recently unveiled their new look. Love it or hate it, the changes are universal and many people are revealing more than they wanted in their status updates.

The new Facebook will now allow you to watch movies, listen to songs or read newspapers…

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Added by SkillStorm on September 29, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments

Searching LinkedIn profiles with experience in Google



You can search for LinkedIn profiles with experience in a particular domain.



The Google search syntax is as follows:



keyword (site:www.linkedin.com/pub OR site:www.linkedin.com/in) -"pub/dir" <startyear>..<endyear>



For example, if you want to search LinkedIn profiles with RFID experience, the Google search string will be



RFID (site:…

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Added by Umamaheswari.K on July 29, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Using LinkedIn to Find Recruiters

Recruiters are a great source for finding a job that will fit your need and skill set.  They help you through the interview process and try to help prepare you for your interviews.  The best thing about having a recruiter help you is that they have already done most of the leg work.  They know the right contacts for certain companies and have built relationships with the people that work there.  

Social networking is extremely important in today’s society.  It’s a good way to…

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Added by Shana Borwegen on March 15, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

What happens in Vegas...

I’m 40 years old. Female. A Scorpio. 5’ 4.5” (yes, I included the ½ inch) and weigh 116 pounds. No, this is not a personal advertisement. I love a dog’s soft tender underbelly, extra dark chocolate, cherry red scarves, stick shift convertibles, sauvignon blanc on the beach, and Don Julio 1942 for a really good time. I donate to animal shelters, the Alzheimer’s Association and the…

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Added by Amy Renz on May 10, 2010 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

How long is your shortlist?

“What do you mean there is only one person on the shortlist?” Bob exclaimed as I discussed with him the recruitment process for the Environmental Engineer. Despite the tight labor market and war for talent, managers still expect and demand to see between three and five applicants on the shortlist.



One of the flaws in recruitment is that most managers tend to recruit on the basis of finding the best person for the role. Taking this flawed approach to the next level, they will… Continue

Added by Charles Van Heerden on August 19, 2009 at 9:51am — 4 Comments

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