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Making Yourself Irresistible on LinkedIn

If 86 per cent of those recruit­ing tal­ent using social media do so on LinkedIn, then it’s a good idea to make your pro­file as attrac­tive as pos­si­ble – par­tic­u­lar­ly if you’re look­ing for media jobs. Of all of the social net­works out there, LinkedIn is undoubt­ed­ly the most cru­cial when it comes to enhanc­ing your career or grow­ing your busi­ness, as it allows busi­ness­peo­ple to con­nect to, and net­work with their peers and peo­ple who can help them achieve their career goals. Sim­ply hav­ing a pres­ence on LinkedIn and par­tic­i­pat­ing in groups can attract recruiters and free­lance clients, so imag­ine what can be achieved if you explore LinkedIn’s func­tion­al­i­ty in more depth. By pol­ish­ing your pro­file you can make your­self instant­ly more appeal­ing to poten­tial employ­ers, but that’s a bit of a giv­en. Delve a bit deep­er and you can har­ness the pow­er of groups to com­mu­ni­cate with like-mind­ed indi­vid­u­als – you can even speak to peo­ple you’re not direct­ly con­nect­ed to with­out the need for an intro­duc­tion and you can use the myr­i­ad of inte­grat­ed apps to pull in infor­ma­tion from across the web to keep your posts and pro­file as up-to-date and rel­e­vant as pos­si­ble. Pro­file Pow­er!…

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Make Yourself the Most Valuable Candidate: Building your Reputation on LinkedIn

If you’re on a seri­ous job hunt, it’s cru­cial that you’re using LinkedIn’s numer­ous tools to grow your rep­u­ta­tion — par­tic­u­lar­ly if you’re on the look­out for tech­nol­o­gy or media jobs. Using the groups func­tion is a great way of devel­op­ing and increas­ing your net­work, while LinkedIn Answers can help posi­tion you as an expert in your field and show that when it comes to your sec­tor, you real­ly know your stuff. Using Groups to Boost Your Pro­file Per­haps the sim­plest and most effec­tive way of giv­ing your rep­u­ta­tion and pro­file a boost is by using the Groups func­tion. There are over a mil­lion groups on LinkedIn and these range in type from groups rep­re­sent­ing busi­ness sec­tors, per­son­al inter­ests, job-relat­ed groups, Col­lege and Uni­ver­si­ty groups, groups that rep­re­sent trade organ­i­sa­tions and groups ded­i­cat­ed to new busi­ness. Those mem­bers using a free LinkedIn account can join up to 50 groups and in doing so are able to inter­act with oth­er mem­bers as if they were first degree con­nec­tions. There’s no need for a rec­om­men­da­tion or to send an unso­licit­ed InMail. By join­ing the group LinkedIn recog­nis­es that you share com­mon inter­ests and there­fore allows you to make con­tact direct­ly. This func­tion…

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Taking Your LinkedIn Profile to the Next Level

With­out doubt, LinkedIn is the most pop­u­lar social net­work­ing tool for busi­ness­peo­ple, but is your pro­file work­ing as hard as it could be? We all know that get­ting a great pro­file in place is cru­cial, but there are a range of tools you can use to real­ly enhance your pres­ence. Mak­ing Your Pro­file Work for You By claim­ing your van­i­ty URL you can instant­ly add a more pro­fes­sion­al feel to your LinkedIn pro­file. This can also be opti­mized to dri­ve more traf­fic to your pro­file. You can also add a pro­file badge to your per­son­al web­sites and blogs so vis­i­tors can click straight through to your LinkedIn pro­file and it’s well worth mak­ing your anchor text more appeal­ing so you get more clicks through to your web­sites. Ensure your pro­file is sprin­kled lib­er­al­ly with key­words. By mak­ing the copy in your pro­file key­word rich, you can make sure you come up in the search results when­ev­er someone’s look­ing for a new employ­ee or an expert. You can also cre­ate a com­pa­ny pro­file too, if it’s appro­pri­ate. By cre­at­ing a busi­ness pro­file you have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to cre­ate not one, but two net­works and you can cross-pol­le­nate – gath­er­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties from…

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Resultly – Heralding the Advent of Web 3.0?

Want to search for media jobs quick­ly, with­out being bom­bard­ed with ads and irrel­e­vant infor­ma­tion? You’d bet­ter try Result­ly. Imag­ine the scene: you’re sat at your lap­top search­ing for infor­ma­tion on the lat­est iPhone or you’re on the hunt for a new job. You want user reviews, fea­tures and prices; open­ings, com­pa­ny infor­ma­tion or employ­ee infor­ma­tion, but first you have to sift through end­less con­tent that’s entire­ly irrel­e­vant. This was the sce­nario that Result­ly founder Ilya Berak found him­self in late one night as he researched the lat­est tech­nol­o­gy. Berak explains: “I went to Google search like every­one else in the world, and looked up ‘specs on the Xoom’, but I did­n’t find what I was look­ing for on the first page, plus I had to spend too much time typ­ing more and more refined search­es, includ­ing neg­a­tive key­words to sup­press the results I did­n’t want, and click­ing and point­ing repeat­ed­ly, dig­ging for the infor­ma­tion.” Sub­se­quent search­es on Twit­ter, Craigslist, eBay and Digg proved equal­ly frus­trat­ing and the whole exer­cise had tak­en him hours. This exas­per­at­ing expe­ri­ence led to the birth of Result­ly, an alerts engine that aims to take the pain out of Inter­net search­es. Result­ly – the Claims…

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5 Critical Research Tools Necessary for a Successful Job Search

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Despite the glob­al reces­sion, job oppor­tu­ni­ties are still every­where to be seen, and this process is made more suc­cess­ful with the use of job research tools. There are many research tools to give job seek­ers a bet­ter chance of land­ing a good job, and the best pro­vide you with the valu­able infor­ma­tion you need to get ahead. This guide takes a look at 5 crit­i­cal tools avail­able to you for mak­ing your job hunt a suc­cess­ful one. Job Search Web­sites Of all the ways to find a new job, job search web­sites give you the most infor­ma­tion for the small­est amount of effort. Instead of using them to search for jobs how­ev­er, it is more effi­cient to reg­is­ter your pro­file with them and to get noti­fied when jobs that suit your spec­i­fi­ca­tion, skills and expe­ri­ence come onto the mar­ket. Career Map­ping The biggest job search web­sites offer a career map­ping tool which helps you visu­alise and under­stand your career options based on the resume infor­ma­tion you pro­vide. With this tool you can browse what career direc­tions are open to you, or you can enter a desired job tar­get and work back­wards to see the steps you would need to take…

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