This Is What Recruiters Look For On Your LinkedIn Profile

ARTICLE BY GWEN MORAN 01.30.17 – Fast Company   When you’re looking for a job, your LinkedIn profile is a 24/7 information resource for the recruiters who are looking for talent. In fact, in the Jobvite 2016 Recruiter Nation Report, 87% of recruiters find LinkedIn most effective when vetting candidates during the hiring process. But what really catches a recruiter’s eye when they’re scrolling through your profile? Here, several weighed in about profiles that make them reach out—or recoil. INCOMPLETE PROFILES ARE A TURN-OFF When Cassandre Joseph, senior talent acquisition visionary and strategist at recruitment firm Korn Ferry, looks at a profile, she wants to see your work experience, education, and accomplishments. Incomplete profiles make it more difficult to determine whether you’re the best match for the job, because she can’t get the whole picture. It’s a bad first impression, she says. "I find somebody's profile and it says they've worked at, according to the profile, four different places simultaneously. They're adding the new places, but not putting end dates. That says they haven't updated their LinkedIn profile in X amount of years," she says. DON’T USE SELFIES Your profile photo makes the first impression, so put a [...]

7 Tips for Domestic Engineers (Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads Re-Entering the Workforce)

7 Tips for Domestic Engineers (Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads Re-Entering the Workforce) I know how hard it can be on families with a single income right now so I want to provide some tips to all the stay-at-home moms and dads who are re-entering the workforce after being gone for five or more years. I want you to know that YOU CAN GET A GREAT JOB AND MAKE MONEY, TOO! I have coached countless domestic engineers, and all of them have gotten hired and are making great salaries. Some of them get hired within a week of posting their resume, while others can take up to six months to find a job. Here are some tips to help you in your job search: 1. Value Yourself Whatever you need to do to make yourself feel more valuable, more current and more hireable, do it. Changing your hairstyle, buying new clothes, starting a new exercise routine—these are the kinds of things that will help you to build confidence and feel more up to date. Whatever you need to do to make yourself feel better, JUST DO IT! 2. Join LinkedIn It’s easier than you think! Create a LinkedIn profile and [...]

By |2016-09-14T04:06:58+00:00September 14th, 2016|Career Coaching Advice, Job Search, LinkedIn, networking|

Job Dishin with dear jane!

I recently taped a session with my dear friend Robin Fahr in Pleasanton, CA for her show on local Channel 30. She is so gracious and always asks me to share on the latest career topics, trends, etc. I tend to talk about what's going on with me and my clients as usual. :) So below is what I wrote before I went on the show. To memorize my script I used the acronym PIFF and before the tape started rolling I was telling Robin about PIFF and it was so funny because she actually thought it was part of dear jane's methodology, so she mentioned the word PIFF on TV. It makes me chuckle to this day. But it also helps me to remind my clients about what's important during the job search.   Postive Mental Attitude Focus Follow Up  _____________________________________ There are so many jobs and this is a great job market, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area. I work with people all over the world and I believe everyone can get a job if they are willing to put at least 35-40 hours a week into their job search. Below are some tips that [...]

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