In response to reader requests, here are my favorite LinkedIn blog posts:
Transform your executive brand, resume, and career biography into a winning LinkedIn profile.
Limit your time on job boards. Instead, leverage LinkedIn to search jobs, research companies for market intelligence and due diligence, and connect/re-connect with people.
Avoid these blunders. Build your profile right and leverage LinkedIn’s personal branding and executive job search benefits.
Today’s c-level/senior-level executive job search requires a branded, searchable LinkedIn profile.
LinkedIn is one of many excellent resources to find company, industry and people information. Put together a targeted list of companies of interest to you and further leverage LinkedIn to connect with decision makers at those companies.
Take a look at your executive resume, LinkedIn profile, VisualCV, and other career marketing communications. What has immediate impact? What do you notice first? Do your brand and value proposition hit home at first glance?
Compelling, on-brand recommendations on your LinkedIn profile from those who know your work and value best, are a powerful way to attract your target audience, when combined with a strong, well-written profile.
Did you know that top-level executives are routinely Googled by recruiters and hiring decision makers vetting candidates and searched for on LinkedIn?
If you have any presence online, you’re making a first impression before you find them and submit a resume. But if they can’t find you online, or if they find anything that discredits you, you won’t be in the running.
Need proof that recruiters search LinkedIn more than other online social networks for top-level candidates, so you need to be there? I compiled some powerful comments from recruiters who attended a webinar about using LinkedIn.
Think about it, along with your personal brand statement, your photo (if you post one) on your LinkedIn profile, VisualCV, blog, and elsewhere online is likely the first thing people will see. Be very selective before publishing one and using it across all media.
Coinciding with the release of the second edition of his book “I’m on LinkedIn – Now What???”, I asked Jason Alba some questions about the personal branding value of LinkedIn for C-level executives.
A compilation of many blog posts about using LinkedIn by such social media experts as Jason Alba, Chris Muccio, Laura Schneider, Jacob Share, and Amit Agarwal.
LinkedIn and blogging are two powerful ways to fairly quickly build your network, increase your credibility, build an accurate online presence, and brand your unique promise of value to your next employer. In tandem, they complement, support, and play off each other.