LinkedIn has made it very easy to upload your resume as a PDF to make it part of your LinkedIn profile. While it's tempting to do this rather than to build a full profile from scratch, you should avoid it. Here's why...
Doing a proactive job search has become a lot easier with social platforms like LinkedIn. Now you can not only view the job listing, but you can also easily find the recruiter who's leading the search.
Reaching out to the recruiter is certainly a solid proactive job search strategy but like anything in life, there's a right and wrong way to do it. Here's the best way to connect with a recruiter on LinkedIn!
Do you have a LinkedIn account just for the sake of having a LinkedIn account? If so, you're not alone. Many people create a LinkedIn profile, fill out the basic information, and never touch their profiles again. That's a BAD strategy. Here's why...
We’ve all been there, right? You connect with someone on LinkedIn, start a great conversation, and then when you reach out again, silence. You never hear from that person again. Ouch - looks like you got ghosted by a LinkedIn connection.
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Ghosting is when someone abruptly stops communicating with someone else, and it happens all of the time when it comes to online networking.
But why did this happen to you? What went wrong? When you’ve been ghosted by a LinkedIn connection, a few things could have happened. Here are some reasons why they haven’t gotten back to you.
Been on LinkedIn for a while but haven’t done very much with your profile? You really should be leveraging the benefits of your profile now—whether you’re in a job search or not. You shouldn’t wait to complete your LinkedIn profile until you’re in a job search because when you finally do need it—it may be too late.