LINKEDIN:COM – Maximize Profile 100% Profile Completeness – add all jobs, schools, organizations, etc Change your personal URL Profile http://www.linkedin.com/in/cathyhenesey Publish your full public profile ADD all your email addresses Add your email in CONTACT Settings and SUMMARY section Change your “What are you doing?” often Posting job titles works for me JOIN or START Groups(Tribes)
Linkedin.com: Build Network Build it and they will come! Min. 500+ Network Caution: 10K or more is really slow Upload all OUTLOOK Contacts and old business cards, membership directories, etc. Accept all legitimate connections with real names Forward appropriate connections to others Get and Give recommendations Add Slideshare presentations Add Amazon Book list MAKE IT INTERESTING! BUILD A TRIBE
Facebook Learn the privacy settings and check them monthly as facebook is always changing them. Accept everyone as friends….keep a separate “folder” for family. Let people know you are looking for a job…. Get on BRANCHOUT – FB’s version of Linkedin Use LI and FB together to find people that work at companies you want to target Watch your wall comments – everything is public…..
Applying for Company’s online Don’ts Do’s Tailor your resume to job description Don’t send paper resume or fax resume Apply online first before trying to get a connection Don’t send to executive Use your real connections to get a referral unless you know them Complete all fields on application and not or have a reference “refer to resume” Can do VS. Have done Include best contact information including Cover Letters unless email and telephone numbers you have something Include client names or specific projects if unusual to explain doing consulting now No pictures, hobbies, Include certificates in attachments allowed interests unless related for in uploads. to job Try and find an employee referral who will refer you to the job. Don’t have cutesy email names Get some cheap business cards with all contact information on it
Need to be found online! Get on facebook and Twitter, Plaxo and Jigsaw(if employed) Obvious: Monster/Careerbuilder/Niche Associations Linkedin.com Full profile with contact information listed at bottom of profile Need at least 500+ connections to make it work Accept all invitations; scrutinize more on forwards Google yourself and see if a recruiter would find you?
What to do while not working Volunteer at company you want to work for, non-profit, or niche association – use referrals and ask for introductions Join associations and attend meetings – ask for “transition discount”. Share leads even if you are interviewing for same job…..what goes around comes around….10 fold. Join many, many email distribution lists to receive jobs. Look for small consulting opportunities at smaller companies who are posting jobs….volunteer to do a project in exchange for a reference on LI or letter.
Join my Tribe Follow me on Twitter @cathyhenesey Be my friend at Facebook – www.facebook.com/cathy.henesey Invite me on linkedin.com – email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Cathy Henesey Cell: 214-725-0710