Why You Need To Join A LinkedIn Group

Posted by Joshua Waldman on Thu, Nov 10, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

 

Job Searching with Social Media expert Joshua Waldman joins us today to give another tip, as to how to grow your effectiveness on LinkedIn. From Joshua: 

In 2006, when I still worked at Cisco, I started a little LinkedIn Group called “Cisco.”  Okay, not very creative or original. But I thought it was a good idea at the time to help Cisco folks leverage our mutual LinkedIn networks for career opportunities. HR didn’t like the idea though — which only made me want to do it more. 

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Topics: LinkedIn

LinkedIn Tip:  Join a Group

Posted by Joshua Waldman on Tue, May 24, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Job Searching with Social Media expert Joshua Waldman joins us today to give another tip, as to how to grow your effectiveness on LinkedIn. From Joshua:

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Topics: LinkedIn, Branding

Students Tap Alumni in Job Search

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Thu, May 19, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

There is an increasing trend for college students to tap Alumni in the job and intern search process, and for good reason. It is highly effective. 

 NACE (the National Association of Colleges and Employers) just released data that nearly 70% of recent graduates say they reached out to alumni during job search.  This is up from 60% just a few years ago. 

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Topics: LinkedIn, career

3 Secrets for Recruiters to Find You on LinkedIn

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:59 AM

Recruiter, LinkedIn

When you search for employment or internships, effective searching is a combination of:

  • Physical People you come in contact with that either you know, are introduced to you, or at events like career fairs
  • Virtual Leveraging others that you do not yet know to proactively grow the ‘reach’ of your search

LinkedIn is an incredible tool for both sides of the equation and is often not utilized to its full potential.

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Topics: LinkedIn

Informational Interviews – Part Seven, The Conclusion - A Summary

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Fri, Dec 04, 2015 @ 09:49 AM

First, if you want to feel the power of this strategy, what would happen if you did 40-50 informational interviews with bright stars in the industry or profession you are about to enter? How would your understanding of that direction be enhanced? How much better would you be when you are doing an actual interview in that field? How would your confidence grow relative to your long-term happiness in that decision? In short, would you be better off or EXTREMELY BETTER OFF? You want to nail your dreams? Get busy.

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Topics: Job Search, Job Preparation, LinkedIn, Network

Informational Interviews – Part Five  – LinkedIn University Pages

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Remember to expand your job/internship search, you need to reach out beyond the ‘physical’ job search. This includes companies that recruit from your campus. After all, there are multitudes of companies and organizations, that have fabulous jobs that need someone like you, but don’t happen to set up a booth at your career fair. It is up to you to seek them out.

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Topics: Job Search, Job Preparation, LinkedIn, Network

Expanding Your Network for Great Career Advantage with LinkedIn (Getting to 2nd & 3rd degree connections)

Posted by Alan J. McMillan on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

This is about leveraging your LinkedIn network but let me give you some real life context.  This will bring together your-brand, your-network and LinkedIn in order to give you career advantage.

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Topics: Personal Brand, Personal Networking, Job Search, Linked-In, Alan McMillan, Network, Career Advantage, LinkedIn, 1st degree connections

5 Best/Worst Majors – You Really Need to Read/Share This

Posted by Alan J. McMillan on Sat, Mar 08, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

What are the 5 best/worst majors?  These articles come around often, I am sending this one your way with some advice.  You can Google and see lots of these-type best/worst lists.  The link to this article is at the end of this post.

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Topics: Job Search, Job Preparation, Alan McMillan, Dream Jobs, LinkedIn, best college majors, worst college majors

The Most Important Factor of Interview Preparation

Posted by Alan J. McMillan on Thu, Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:16 AM

There are many areas you can work on and develop regarding interview preparation.  This blog will focus on the most important one, research.

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Topics: Personal Networking, Job Search, Job Preparation, Financial Independence, Alan McMillan, Dream Jobs, Career Advantage, LinkedIn

Leveraging Campus Resources For Your Job Search

Posted by Alan J. McMillan on Tue, Mar 04, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

Once you land in your first role, you can rest assured that your new employer wants a highly engaged employee.  What’s that?  Employees who operate consistently above and beyond the norm.  Better described they: 

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Topics: Personal Networking, Job Search, Job Preparation, Professional Network, Alan McMillan, College Experience, Job Fair, Branding, Career Advantage, LinkedIn