Social media is becoming more important now that the job market is very competitive. According to Dan Schawbel, an expert on personal branding, signing up for a social media account, e.g. LinkedIn, can go a long way when it comes to getting a favorable
It’s been more than 10 years since Reid Hoffman, an entrepreneur, investor and product strategist out of Oxford University, called his colleagues from PayPal and SocialNet to gather in his living room and start a new company called LinkedIn.
Hoffman officially announced on Sunday in a company blog that LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in the business.
The company started slow in its early days, with only 4,500 members after its …
In 2012, 73 percent of recruiters filled a position using social media employing methods such as social recruiting.
According to the infographic, 93 percent of social recruiting efforts were through LinkedIn.
Other social networks figured high in this category including Twitter with 54 percent and Facebook with 66 percent.
The talent pool on LinkedIn is also very large. Recently, the social network revealed it has over 200 million people using its services in over 200 countries worldwide.
Job seekers need to do a better job presenting themselves to the world through their social media accounts particularly on business-centric LinkedIn.
Why? Because social media is not just a tool to connect with friends or like-minded individuals anymore, it has evolved into a tool people use for searching for jobs and a tool employers use to evaluate candidates for an open position even before those candidates set foot on company grounds.
With the trend of future employers using social media …
LinkedIn recently implemented a mention functionality aimed at improving and increasing user interaction throughout the professional social network. This new update was available to select users during the first week of April and updates continue to roll out to all English-speaking LinkedIn users. Global members will also be included in a future launch.
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Mentions Hope to Increase Conversations
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LinkedIn, proving more versatile as the top enterprise-focused social network of the world, is the top sales tool for sales representatives, says a new survey.
The survey comes from Jill Konrath and Ardath Albee who detail their findings in an eBook titled Cracking The LinkedIn Sales Code.
The survey lists 3,094 participants with varying roles in the sales industry including inside and outside sales representatives, consultants, sales managers and entrepreneurs. They also come from varying …
During conferences and meetings, it is inevitable that people exchange business cards, with the assumption that potential partnerships or connections would be made. However, after these events, the business cards sometimes get set aside and stacked in a corner, forgotten. Because of this, a potential new business partnership is not
LinkedIn is planning to add some new features to its page, as part of a revamping that will make it easier for the network’s users to land their dream jobs. In addition, a new look will be introduced, as well as new tools that can help job seekers search for the specific career openings that match their skills and
The shocking news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation from the papacy – the first pontiff in 600 years to leave voluntarily – means that even the most eminent people know when to move forward.
The media will likely pass up your choice to shift jobs as national news, but the way you manage the last days at your company can have a long-term effect on your reputation as a professional.
LinkedIn career expert Nicole Williams thinks so, and she shared some tips on how to refine your …
LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, will be taking down their Answers feature by the end of the month. LinkedIn Answers is basically a question and answer forum where users can post questions as well as reply to answers from others. In fact, a number of members have invested a lot of time and effort in using the