The right recruiter can put you in front of dream job opportunities. This is especially the case for higher-level positions because there are employers who will not post a job opening publicly and instead will rely solely on recruiters to find the right talent. The good recruiters are paid by employers (as much as 20-30%
LinkedIn recommendations are a tremendous asset to your job search. You can quickly and easily point a potential employer to your LinkedIn profile and they’ll be able to see verifiable references and recommendations of the quality of your work and the results you deliver. Positive words can be powerful motivators. So, how do you choose
Ask anyone what their least favorite part of the job search is and they’ll likely say “networking.” Although all professionals, not just job seekers, should actively be building their professional network, nothing can help you find a job quite like a strong online networking strategy. Online networking should be the foundation of your job search.
While it’s not so difficult to add a connection on LinkedIn when you already know the person, approaching someone you don’t know, like a hiring manager, recruiter, the head of the department you want to work for, or a contact that can help get you through to the decision-maker is a different story. Here are
In order to build a strong, strategic network, you need to nurture your connections. You need to show them some love. The best way to do that is to regularly offer value to your network. Instead of going in with the attitude of “How can you help me?” you need to approach networking with the
Whether you’re new to LinkedIn or you’re a seasoned user, connecting with new people can be a challenge, especially when you’re not sure what to write in your LinkedIn invitation. You might be tempted to use the generic “I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn” template, but beware! By not personalizing
Money is often thought to be the biggest predictor of job satisfaction, but a survey from the BBC that ranked nearly 300 jobs from most to least satisfying shows that although money does play a role, it’s not the only motivator. For instance, internet technology and telecommunications professionals ranked at number 147 on the list,