Job Hunting

  • LinkedIn Adds Personalized Conversation Starters to Messaging

    … Pickup lines, LinkedIn-style: The professional network announced the launch Tuesday of personalized conversation starters within its messaging feature. LinkedIn suggested that users can initiative conversations with contacts they have not communicated with for long time periods by mentioning topics including those contacts’ recent…

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  • LinkedIn Open Candidates Allows Users to ‘Privately’ Seek New Jobs

    … LinkedIn Thursday introduced a solution to the ages-old problem of looking for a new job without current employers or co-workers knowing about it. The professional network announced the launch of its Open Candidates feature, which is initially available for desktop and mobile web users in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia, with plans…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitter- 17 readers -
  • LinkedIn Beefs Up Personalized Insights

    … LinkedIn announced the addition of new personalized insights that will aid in the job-seeking process. Product manager Thogori Karago announced in a blog post that the professional network added a feature whereby it recommends jobs on users’ LinkedIn Jobs homepages for which its algorithm determines that users would be in the top 50 percent…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebook- 11 readers -
  • From 0 to 233,000 Members: 7 steps to running an effective LinkedIn group

    … networking. Always have. And I am good at it. What makes me good at it? I always make it about them and not about me. No one likes getting pitched at a networking event. I like people; I want to get to know them; I want to figure out ways to help them (introductions, information, etc.); [it’s] all about adding value. Over time, relationships…

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  • 4 Ways to Use Social Media in Your Job Search

    … For millions of job-seekers, social media is now a central part of the search. According to a recent Glassdoor survey, 79% of are likely to use social media to find jobs. Among younger workers the number is even higher: 86% of people in the first 10 years of their career said they are likely to use social media in their job search…

    Hootsuitein Social- 19 readers -
  • Your Resume Cover Letter: It’s Not About YOU

    … Tip: Forget About YOU, Focus on THEM From Penelope Trunk (read her article on cover letters, it’s good): “Someone has actually said that they are qualified for the job because it’s a good commute for them.” Yep. Sadly, people do that sort of thing all the time, and not just in job hunting, either. They focus on their needs, rather than what…

    Angela Booth/ Angela Booth's Creativity Factory- 10 readers -
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