LinkedIn For Veterans Job Seeking

Why LinkedIn is imperative for Veterans seeking civilian work With the increasing numbers of veterans returning from duty, many face substantial obstacles to finding employment upon leaving the service according to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance  (OFCCP).  As of August 28, 2013 the OFCCP released updated regulations on employment of veterans increasing the opportunities available to them by federal contractors, that’s the good news because more jobs will be set aside for veterans. As a veteran or any job seeker it is important to note that 97% of recruiters use LinkedIn to...

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Tips To Grow Your LinkedIn Network

LinkedIn is a powerful way to build targeted connections quickly I am a real advocate of using LinkedIn for business because I know you can target your ideal market, meet people quickly to start developing relationships.  With that said there are some key strategies that will make you stand out from the crowd and start engaging with the right people. Develop a marketing & social media strategy As with any social network, it is important to develop a refined strategy before you jump in and start inviting people to your network.  Start by listing your basic goals such as brand awareness,...

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LinkedIn Now Adds Company Status Updates

LinkedIn announced last week that company pages now have the update status box allowing  your company page administrators to directly engage with viewers and followers of your Company Page. This LinkedIn for business feature allows you to  post and share items like company news, promotions, relevant industry articles, and YouTube videos. With competition from business pages on Facebook and Google+, LinkedIn appears to have added this tool to stay up with these other social media platforms.  The goal on LinkedIn as in other social platforms is to get people to follow your company in order to...

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LinkedIn Supports Veterans

LinkedIn has launched a new microsite for their Veterans initiative tailored with tips, tools and information to help veterans find new opportunities across LinkedIn, including a free one-year Job Seeker subscription for all current and former veterans. This is a great way for Veteran’s to get connected and utilize their transferable skills to civilian jobs.   Please share this link with a Veteran.   http://www.linkedin.com/veterans Want to learn more about LinkedIn – go to http://www.linkedinforbusiness.net Connect with me on...

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How you can advertise for free on LinkedIn

As with many of the social media platforms,  anyone can advertise on LinkedIn and  there is paid advertising and there is free advertising. Your status update is a form of free advertising; another way is to post it into groups. These in theory are good ways but the trouble is that most people see those updates as advertisements and tend to ignore them so be selective as to how you make your offerings. One more creative way is to use a SlideShare or Google presentation where you  integrate this on your LinkedIn profile and share it with your network. This will actually get clicks and if it’s...

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LinkedIn Your Skills

LinkedIn  introduced a new section to user profiles, which helps you organize your skills and assets. In this new section, displayed immediately above your education section, you can add a section that highlights skills, languages, certifications and publications.  All skills you want your contacts to know about you.  Prior to this, you had to get creative and figure out a good place to place these brag-worthy items, often in the education or summary sections. Now they can stand out on their own and show what a well-rounded job candidate you are.            ...

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