In this brief post I don’t aim to bring everyone up to speed. Bit I’d like to cover a list of the very basics that you may want to check for yourself. If you are way beyond this, and are open to learning more, please check out the Tools page and please consider attending the Productivity Tools webinar that I will be repeating/scheduling soon.
If you see anything basic missing, by all means, please comment below:
1. It’s time to update your hardware, the operating system, and get a fast Internet connection if you haven’t.
3. Update your LinkedIn profile with a photo and fill out the details. Get at least several hundred connections. Invite only those who is likely to accept your invitations; this means either people who know you or people who claim to be “open networkers”/LION’s/Toplinked.com, etc. Join a good number of LinkedIn groups; 50 is ideal.
LinkedIn is still the place number one for recruiters to be. But take marketing messages from LinkedIn with a grain of salt.
4. Learn to use at least a few advanced capabilities in Google and Bing search. Keep in mind that the Yahoo.com search is identical to Bing’s.
5. You don’t necessarily have to be on Twitter. You definitely don’t need to catch up on SEO (search engine optimization); it is changing dramatically anyway as we speak. You will need to get a profile on Google+, the sooner the better.
One last thing, don’t rely on tools that search for you automatically based on your requirements!