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LinkedIn for Job Seekers: Part Three

By: Viveka Tuesday February 3, 2015 comments Tags: Job Seekers, Job Searching, finding job with Lin

LinkedIn for Job Seekers: Part Three

It Is Who You Know - So Who Do You Know? Time for you to do more homework! Research companies on LinkedIn that you would be interested working for. Just click on the search and drop down to "Companies" and type in the Company name. From the Company page you can see who you might knowat the company you want to work for, and after you perfect your profile (see LinkedIn for Jobseekers: Part Two to make sure you the best most professional profile possible), work on actively building your relationships with some of the people who work there. You might even know a few already! (When I am prospecting a company to work with, I am often surprised that I already know some folks there who can help me land the gig!) Dont worry if the peopleyou know are not the HR or hiring manager... Read More

How to Use LinkedIn: A Job Seekers Guide

By: Viveka Thursday April 25, 2013 comments Tags: LinkedIn, Networking, Social Media, Optimizing LinkedIn, profile development, LinkedIn Strategies, linkedin networking, Job Seekers

By Richard McMunn The emergence of social networking sites as arguably the primary method of communication has caused countless changes to the way people interact. LinkedIn is not a social network as such, this mainly down to its much more astutely business appeal. Nevertheless it did pioneer many of the now commonplace functionalities of other networking sites and so making the most of the job seeker benefits it offers, lies in capitalizing on what is now regarded as the social networking model of growth. Getting Started In spite of the comparisons that can be made between LinkedIn and social networks such as Facebook, it is important to remember that this is a professional site and as such it should be treated accordingly. The utmost importance to attention to... Read More

Go-Givers Find More Work: The Five Laws of Stratospheric Success for Jobseekers

By: Viveka Monday June 7, 2010 comments Tags: Job Seekers, Bob Burg, The Go-Giver, Go-Givers Sell More, John David Mann, Jobeekers, Finding a Job

Anyone who has been around me for more than ten minutes, knows how much I love Bob Burg and the book he wrote with John David Manns : The Go Giver. I think "The Go-Giver" absolutely exemplifies the best of social media culture (although he doesnt mention social media at all!) "The Go-Giver" and their new book: Go-Givers Sell More basically tell us that by giving of our time and talent, we can attract much more business and compensation (all forms) than by constantly trying to "sell sell sell" and "get get get." I was recently asked to give a Key Note for the Longs Peak Networking Group . I just assumed Id be speaking on social media because - you know - thats what I do ! But they wanted me to speak to their jobseekers about something else. About the need for generosity... Read More