Tag Archives: Networking

“The New LinkedIn” – Come to My Free Presentation!

14 Jun

LinkedIn LogoWithin the past week, LinkedIn has rolled out a whole new menu system, and changed the way you can use the site for your job hunt. I’ll be covering this and more in my presentation, “THE NEW LINKEDIN”, sponsored by Career Transitions of Greater Boston,

When: Tuesday June 18th, from 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Where: Burlington Public Library, 22 Sears St., Burlington, MA

This meeting is free, and open to all!

HERE IS JUST PART OF WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
• Why you should build your online network, and how to do it
• How to use your network to help you get your next job
• How to create an effective, compelling profile
• The value of recommendations and endorsements
• How to use LinkedIn to research opportunities and stay up-to-date in your field
• How to identify and be seen by the thought leaders in your industry
• How to use LinkedIn groups to multiply your networking efforts, and make you “findable” by the right people

Whether you are a LinkedIn neophyte or veteran, come learn about the new LI interface and how you can use it to further your job hunting success. I hope to see you!

Resume Verbs, Networking, & LinkedIn Groups – Recent Topics

28 May

I’ve been writing about a range of topics important for your job hunt in my recent articles on U.S. News & World Report. Here are some of the topics and links, and at the bottom is the link to the archive of more than 30 articles that I’ve published in there the last year there.

10 Pack-a-Punch Verbs to Include on Your Resume.  When you are writing your resume, each bullet point should begin with an action verb, and you should then couple it with what you did, how you did it, and your results. You might be surprised how effective you can be when you describe what you’ve done using words like: catapult, maximize, mentor, collaborate, and more. This article shows you how to think about verbs you can use. http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/05/21/10-pack-a-punch-verbs-to-include-on-your-resume

6 Tips for Working the Room at a Networking Event. You job hunt is ultimately about meeting people and connecting with them in person. Writing a great resume, doing great research on LinkedIn, and applying on line are all important, but they are essentially tools to get you into the “main event” of a job interview. So often, people are shy, or don’t fully take advantage of networking opportunities. And even when “in the room” with the ideal contact it easy not to know quite what to say or how to act. This article provides a roadmap for how to get into a room and work it to your advantage. http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/05/14/6-tips-for-working-the-room-at-a-networking-event

6 Foolproof Ways to Use LinkedIn Groups to Land Your Next Job. You probably got the first memo: Being on LinkedIn is of key importance in your job search. Here’s the follow up: It’s not enough to just create a static profile and then ignore it. LinkedIn Groups provide a powerful way to expand your effort with ease, learn new information, find hidden jobs, and enhance your own personal brand. It doesn’t take a huge amount of time, and it is well worth your effort to join groups and leverage them for your job search. http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/05/07/6-foolproof-ways-to-use-linkedin-groups-to-land-your-next-job

I’m honored to be one of just ten career management experts who contribute each week to the “On Careers” Blog on U.S. News & World Report. New articles appear each Monday through Thursday, and mine are published each Tuesday. Here’s the link to the Blog: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers, and here is the link to the archive of my articles: http://money.usnews.com/topics/author/arnie_fertig. If you click on “View more U.S. News Articles” at the bottom of this and the pages that follow, you’ll find all of my more than 30 articles now featured.

Do you have ideas for topics you would like covered in future articles? I’m always open to your ideas and suggestions. And I’m more than appreciative when you pass links on to my articles by clicking on the social icons on the left of each of them to share by Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+.

Happy reading… and happy hunting!

How Headhunters Hunt… and How To Get Yourself Found

26 Dec

This week I interviewed Susie Hall, the President of VitaminT – a very large recruiting agency that deals primarily with “creative types”. We spoke about how recruiters go about finding great candidates, what they look for, how they network, and how job seekers can get on their radar. I’ve shared the highlights of that discussion, along with several tips about things that a job hunter can utilize to create an effective personal brand and get hired faster. Note: her advice is valid for people with all kinds of backgrounds, interests and aspirations. You can see what she says by following this link to my USNews & World Report article for this week: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2012/12/26/how-to-be-found-and-prized-by-headhunters#comments.

Happy reading… happy hunting, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

THE SECRET OF SUCCESSFUL NETWORKING

9 Oct

 

“I’m out of work, and need a job—fast!” relates a desperate job hunter to his friend.

“So… what have you been doing so far?” she responds.

“I’m networking like crazy! I’m calling everyone I know and saying: HELP ME!”

The friend continues to probe, “And how’s that working out for you so far?”

“Not so well. No one seems to be getting back to me. No one is listening to what I need from them. So much for all this networking baloney I keep hearing about!”

This job hunter isn’t actually networking. He is floundering around and putting his immediate needs in front of building solid relationships, which is at the heart of solid networking. In my article which is published by USNews & World Report, I explain how this job hunter – and you – can succeed in building an effective network that will ultimately lead to a job! Here’s the link: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2012/10/09/the-secret-of-successful-networking-the-informational-interview

Happy hunting!

 

Tweet Your Way into the Job Interview Process

4 May

My article and related video that I produced are now featured on http://www.careerealism.com.

Learn key searches, hashtags, and concepts to make Twitter an effective element of your job hunt.  Please check it out and “like”… and comment!  Here’s the link:

http://www.careerealism.com/tweet-job-interview-process/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+careerealism+%28CAREEREALISM%29

Happy hunting!

Arnie

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