Social Job Search

How to Personalize Connection Requests on the LinkedIn App

Do you use LinkedIn on the go? The main LinkedIn mobile app is a great tool for checking your news feed, corresponding with connections, and — importantly — getting the 411 on people you’re about to meet.

But actually making connection requests? Traditionally, not so much. Selecting “Connect” from the mobile app […]

By |March 29th, 2016|#socialforwork, LinkedIn, Social Job Search|Comments Off on How to Personalize Connection Requests on the LinkedIn App

LinkedIn Introductions Broken? Pick Up the Phone.

There’s a segment in my Mastering LinkedIn class that’s focused on using First-Degree Connections to meet Second-Degree Connections, one of the most important functions on LinkedIn.

My favorite part of this segment is showing people how many ways LinkedIn helps us uncover our mutual connections:

There’s the “Shared Connections” links on search […]

By |January 6th, 2016|#socialforwork, LinkedIn, Social Job Search|Comments Off on LinkedIn Introductions Broken? Pick Up the Phone.

5 Facebook Privacy Tips that Can Save Your Career

When it comes to social media, most of us think about LinkedIn for work and Facebook for fun.

We turn to LinkedIn to protect and enhance our professional reputations, crafting profiles that capture us at our best, and nurturing networks of people who can help us succeed.

And then we turn to […]

By |August 20th, 2015|#socialforwork, Facebook, Personal Branding, Social Job Search, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Facebook Privacy Tips that Can Save Your Career

How to Connect Like You Mean It on LinkedIn

I’d like to connect with you on LinkedIn.

Think about how many times you’ve seen that message in your inbox over the last year. How did it make you feel? What did it make you do? And even if you recognized the sender, wouldn’t it have been better if he had given […]

By |May 27th, 2015|#socialforwork, LinkedIn, Social Job Search|Comments Off on How to Connect Like You Mean It on LinkedIn

New eBook: Tips for Your LinkedIn Profile

We teach LinkedIn. A lot.

From a longstanding series of workshops at Labor Department One-Stops, to classes at Hofstra, to corporate training programs for marketing, HR and sales departments, we’ve developed several programs to help people make the most of LinkedIn for their businesses and their careers.

Today, we’re happy to announce […]

By |March 8th, 2014|#socialforwork, LinkedIn, Personal Branding, Social Job Search|1 Comment

How to Be #socialforwork

Is your personal social media presence ready for prime time? If a recruiter, employer or business partner looked at your LinkedIn profile, would he be impressed? Does it clearly and concisely explain who you are, what you do and why you are successful?

How about your Facebook page? Have you locked down those snide remarks and […]

By |September 20th, 2013|#socialforwork, Classes & Workshops, Facebook, LinkedIn, Personal Branding, Social Job Search|Comments Off on How to Be #socialforwork

How to Use Graph Search for Your Job Search

A lot has been said about Facebook’s Graph Search, and the way it exposes long-forgotten status updates and user preferences. But we haven’t seen that much on how Graph Search can help those in the market for new jobs.

In fact, Graph Search is encroaching on some of LinkedIn’s territory, making […]

By |August 13th, 2013|Facebook, LinkedIn, Social Job Search|Comments Off on How to Use Graph Search for Your Job Search