Archive for the ‘Social Media and the Job Search’ Category

10 Most Over-used Buzz Word on LinkedIn

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

The “Undercover Recruiter” just reported the most over-used buzz words on LinkedIn for 2012. How effective and compelling is YOUR LinkedIn profile. The summary section is the place where you want to sell yourself, show your value — and your personality. There’s nothing really wrong with using these words, but you don’t want to depend on them to make your case. images

You can tell them you’re creative, but wouldn’t it be better to show them with an example of your creativity and the subsequent impact?

What does “effective” really mean? We all may have a different concept of that word, so show me how you are effective.

And you can be “responsible” for many things, but do you follow through? Do you make a difference?

Describe to me about how you resolved a problem; what did you organize or analyze? And what was the result?

When I read a LinkedIn profile, I want to learn about the real person behind the profile. How does yours stand up?

Here’s the top 10 overused buzzwords on LinkedIn profiles in the United States in 2012:

Extensive experience
Track record
Problem solving


Your job search and LinkedIn — how can you get better connected?

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

MP900316779I can’t say enough about the importance of social media — specifically LinkedIn — to your job search. The more connections you have, the better the networking. You’ve got 3,000 lifetime invitations — use them. 500+ connections should get you going.

This article might be helpful.



Don’t let the holidays get in the way – jump start your job search now!

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

The holiday season is the best time to accelerate your job search for many reasons. Companies are planning for 2013 and will want to get the new year started off with full staffing. This is also the time when too many other job seekers pull back, making the the market a little less competitive. Watch your target companies on Twitter; build your LinkedIn network and contribute to your LinkedIn groups; get out to any and all face-to-face networking opportunities; and prepare for those tough interview questions. Let’s get you working on January 2, 2013.

Using Social Media in Your Job Search

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Yes! You must. I’ve been told that 95% of recruiters use LinkedIn and everyone checks up on your web presence. Not using LinkedIn to its full value tells the recruiter you’re lazy — or living in another century. Here are some tips from the University of Phoenix:

Using Social Media in Your Job Search

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Jessica Pierce of Career Connectors ( spoke to the Resume Writers Council of Arizona ( on Saturday, January 28 about using Twitter in the job search. Such an important tool — right along with LinkedIn.

Those jobseekers who do not use social media are putting themselves at a great disadvantage. Jessica offered statistics showing that many, many companies are using Twitter to post job announcements – first. Don’t you want you want to be there too?

And, of course, LinkedIn can’t be beat for making connections in your top-choice companies. Once you build your network …

Take the time to sign up on both of these sites; complete your profiles; and start using these free tools to give yourself an edge in the job market.

LinkedIn for Job Seekers

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Jason Alba, the LinkedIn guru (I’m on LinedIn– Now What???) has now written a sequel for job seekers. Order the CD at 

Jason will be coming to Phoenix the 2nd week in February to speak at a number of job seekers club groups. Be there! Learn more about the value of the social media tool from the expert.

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