LinkedIn (Step Two)

"Alkmaar, the Netherlands - June 3, 2012: An anonymous person is holding an iPad 3 device with a logon screen of the Linkedin app. Linkedin is a professional social networking website and it has been launched in 2003. Linkedin is mainly used for professional networking purposes, such as job search or company profiles."
Using LinkedIn to Advance Your Career

Most GetFive members use LinkedIn as a part of their job search. Like like your resume, your LinkedIn profile needs to be continually updated. Your professional experience, education, summary of qualifications, and even your headshot need to be up-to-date. The more information you have about yourself, the more potential contacts will be able to find you and the better you’ll be able to connect with the right person.

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Tips to Refine Your Professional Brand: Online Edition

Whether you’re seeking an entry-level position, looking to make a mid-life career change, or want to go from VP to the C-suite, your professional brand will come into play during a hiring or promotion decision.

In today’s fast-paced digital world, your online reputation must match what you present in your resume and at interviews. If a hiring manager notices discrepancies and questions content online, you’ll likely be removed from the short list.

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Connecting Your Resume, LinkedIn Profile, and Pitch

What do your resume, LinkedIn profile, and two-minute pitch have in common? Well, each of these items are crucial snapshots of your skills, experience, and career, and therefore are vital tools to use when you’re on the job search. By emphasizing your skills, abilities, accomplishments, and experiences, it allows you to position yourself when it…

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10 Rules for Using Social Media to Get a Job

You probably use social media often in your personal life, but it’s valuable for advancing your professional life as well. The majority of recruiters and hiring managers use social media in some manner to find and evaluate candidates. This means it’s an incredibly useful tool for job seekers, but it must be used correctly. Here…

"Alkmaar, the Netherlands - June 3, 2012: An anonymous person is holding an iPad 3 device with a logon screen of the Linkedin app. Linkedin is a professional social networking website and it has been launched in 2003. Linkedin is mainly used for professional networking purposes, such as job search or company profiles."
18 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile in 2018

Your LinkedIn profile is an important tool in your job-seeker toolbox, plus it will help you develop your professional brand and boost your networking potential. However, a great profile must be created and maintained. Make it your goal in 2018 to improve your profile and footprint on LinkedIn. Here are 18 effective ways how: 1….

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New LinkedIn Features Give Job Seekers an Edge

LinkedIn should already be a big part of your job search. In the social media company’s efforts to better serve its massive network of professionals, it recently released some useful new features. If you’re like many people, these new features often emerge under the radar. To make sure you haven’t missed anything — and have…

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How Social Media Contacts Can Aid Your Job Hunt

In the past, social media was more known for entertainment purposes and sharing news. But now these platforms, particularly LinkedIn and Twitter, are increasingly recognized as important career tools for both job seekers and job recruiters. 92 percent of recruiters have hired people through LinkedIn, the company reports, while 24 percent have used Facebook and…

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LinkedIn Is Rapidly Changing After The Microsoft Acquisition

It appears 2016 closed with a bang for LinkedIn. The $26.2 billion LinkedIn acquisition by Microsoft went through, which leaves users waiting with bated breath to see what 2017 will bring. The world’s largest professional social network site is the go-to for active and passive job seekers, as well as HR and recruiting folks. However, it’s not without…

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7 Simple Steps to an All-Star LinkedIn Profile

Do you have a LinkedIn profile simply because you’re “supposed” to have one? If so, you could be missing out on your next big career opportunity. A minimal profile with lackluster information is only slightly better than having no profile at all. Instead, you can give yourself an edge by fully filling out information and…