Posts tagged LinkedIn
Recruiters Explain Which Types Of Messages They Actually Reply To

You’re looking for a job—which means you’re networking your pants off. Wisely, you’re focusing on contacting recruiters and human-resources folks in particular, and you’re (just as wisely) taking a two-pronged approach: paging through LinkedIn for all it’s worth, and piecing together the email addresses of the contacts you identify, whenever you’re unable to send them an InMail message.

You realize it’s a bit of a crapshoot, since a lot of the time, this means reaching out to people you don’t know, so it’s all the more crucial that you nail your introductory message. But how do you do that? Recruiters and HR professionals receive loads of unsolicited notes from jobseekers, and yours needs to stand out.

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Recruiters Explain What The Worst LinkedIn Profiles Have In Common

Recruiters spend lots of time combing through LinkedIn profiles—possibly more than many would like. After awhile, they can start to blend together, which means that whatever you can do as a job seeker to stick out from the crowd (at least in a way that reflects well on you) is probably worth trying.At a minimum, though, you’ve got to sidestep the most common mistakes and drawbacks that recruiters encounter on LinkedIn constantly. These are some of the issues that recruiters, hiring managers, and execs who constantly use LinkedIn to staff their teams say the worst profiles have in common.

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Live From Anaheim...It's LinkedIn Talent Connect!

I'll be following in the large footsteps of Ed Nathanson and Matthew Jeffery who hosted the first two livestreams last year in San Francisco and London respectively (highlight video below). They set the bar high, and I'm looking forward to continuing what they started and bringing viewers inside the Anaheim Convention Center for interviews with speakers, attendees, and other behind-the-scenes live looks at Talent Connect 2015.

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