Finding a Job Using LinkedIn

Excerpt from book Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn For Business – by Ted Prodromou

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So, let’s say you’re looking for a job. I bet you joined LinkedIn because everyone says it’s the best place to find a job. Almost every time I’d mention LinkedIn to someone, the person inevitably responds: “I signed up for LinkedIn but I’d never use it because I’m not looking for a job” or “I signed up for LinkedIn a year ago to get a job and I still don’t have one.” It seems like most people think LinkedIn is explicitly a job opportunity web site like Monster.com, of course I tell everyone that LinkedIn is a great job opportunity website but it is so much more.

Yes, LinkedIn is a great place to find a job if you know what you’re doing and you are willing to make the necessary effort. So many people think they just have to sign up for LinkedIn account and companies will magically find them and offer them a job. Well, I have some bad news for folks: Just signing up for LinkedIn will not get them jobs. Like everything else in life good things don’t come to you unless you work for it. You need to put in the effort to find a job, whether it’s on LinkedIn, another job site or in person.

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3 Things That Will Get Your Resume Thrown in the Trash

ResumeMeghan Casserly Forbes Staff

You know all about getting your resume noticed. (Clean layout! Accomplishments, not duties!) But do you know what’s on the flipside? What you might be doing that could cause recruiters to overlook your resume—or worse, toss it in the trash?

Gasp! The trash? I know what you’re thinking, but the truth is, recruiters have dozens, even hundreds, of resumes to comb through every day. So, in an effort to cull them down to a reasonable amount, they’ll simply toss any that don’t meet what they’re looking for. Continue reading