En Route: A Career Blog

Category: LinkedIn Profile

Mistakes to Avoid on Your LinkedIn Profile

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
POSTED: January 13, 2015 at 8:44 am

I’ve heard that in 2015 most hires will be found on LinkedIn or via employee referrals. Since LinkedIn is such an important piece in the hiring puzzle, don’t let silly mistakes be the reason you weren’t sought out and hired for your dream job. Profile Photo: I’ll be honest—if someone doesn’t have a profile picture, I... » Read Full Article

Eye Catching LinkedIn Summary

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
POSTED: November 27, 2013 at 12:11 pm

  I recently attended a LinkedIn conference and the presenter expressed the importance of having an outstanding summary. The summary is essentially your “elevator pitch”- unfortunately the majority of people are missing the importance of branding the summary and telling “their” story.   First Person Your summary should be written in first person and should... » Read Full Article

Tips to Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: August 16, 2013 at 2:00 am

As my last post stated, social media is one of the best ways to maximize your job search. And it all begins with having a dynamite LinkedIn® profile. This video has some good ideas on how to enhance your information so that you’ll get noticed, whether you’re looking for your next career opportunity or clients... » Read Full Article

LinkedIn’s Newest Features Help Your Job Search

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: August 13, 2013 at 9:38 am

A recent article in US News & World Report relates exciting news about the latest features LinkedIn® has come up with. Tools that can help job seekers. As we all know, social media is the way to go in today’s often impersonal employment market. Scanning software, rather than people, view resumes first, weeding out those individuals... » Read Full Article

Are You Using LinkedIn? You Should Be

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: July 5, 2013 at 2:00 am

There’s a very impressive infographic on MarketingProfs that shows LinkedIn‘s value when it comes to a candidate being recognized and contacted by recruiters and hiring managers. LinkedIn has approximately 200 users from 200 countries. Clearly, its reach is wide. (Photo credit: marketingprofs.com) And that’s what every professional needs, whether they’re looking for a job or... » Read Full Article

Get the Most Out of Your LinkedIn Profile

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: February 15, 2013 at 10:08 am

Every professional knows the value and necessity of an impactful LinkedIn profile. You would be hard-pressed to find a more expansive professional network right at your fingertips. However, are you getting the most value you can from it? You Can Maximize Your LinkedIn Presence I recently read a ragan.com article – “8 Ways to Supercharge Your LinkedIn... » Read Full Article

To Find a Job – Go Where the Recruiters Go

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: February 12, 2013 at 8:49 am

That’s the advice found in How to Use Social Media to Find a Job – an article on SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management). They are the HR experts and I couldn’t agree more with their take on finding employment. It’s Not Enough to Simply Apply for Positions Not in today’s depressed job market. You have to think... » Read Full Article

Tips to help you improve your LinkedIn profile

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: October 30, 2012 at 10:14 am

Recently, I attended a webinar on LinkedIn conducted by Netshare. The host was Jim Durbin (The Social Media Headhunter). Great speaker. Thoroughly knows LinkedIn and how to use it to your advantage. Although I can’t provide the wealth of information in this blog that Jim had in his webinar, I would like to offer readers... » Read Full Article

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