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Stupid LinkedIn Mistakes: Exposing Yourself To Trouble | JobSearchTV.com


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Here are a few things people do that get them into trouble on LinkedIn

Summary

Today, I thought I would do a show about stupid LinkedIn mistakes, and putting yourself in the position of getting into trouble unnecessarily.
How do you do that? Number one is you don't set privacy settings in such a way as that you can not contact everyone that you're connected with. Because on LinkedIn, you're probably connected to some people that you work with. And you're probably connected some people who you used to work with, who are still in touch with people that you do work with.
So not changing privacy settings in such a way that you don't share with everyone that you're connected with that you're making changes to your profile, gets you into trouble.
The simplest way to do that is if you go to settings and privacy. Actually, first click on the picture of yourself along the black ribbon going to settings and privacy, then there's an option there that allows you to change the settings in such a ways that you don't notify all your connections. Do that is the first thing.
Then, from there, understand that you don't want to necessarily put your work email or phone number into your profile; you always want to have a personal one there. Again, this video is for people who are currently working. If you are not working, no issues whatsoever because your phone number and email address there. But if you are working, you don't want to have professional ones there that allow you to be getting calls and emails at the office. Put your mobile number there. Put your Personal email. That's not an issue.
You also don't want to be in a situation where you're using your firm's technology, their computers, their smartphones, their printers and stuff along those lines, because those can be easily monitored. You don't want to share on social media, and, particularly on LinkedIn, that you're out there looking.
Now you're part of groups "hey, I'm looking for a job. And if you guys know about a job . . . " They're just dumb stuff that people do.
Also, trusting someone at the office with the fact that you're looking. I used to work as a headhunter. And so many people got into trouble because that person saw it as an opportunity to ingratiate themselves with their boss or manager and allow them to know so that, they could be seen as loyal.
You don't announce the fact that you're looking for a job in a LinkedIn update. You don't announce your search in the headline area of your LinkedIn profile.
I'll simply say the idea of putting out there that you're looking for a job in a public way, if you're currently working can get you into hotwater because you don't know who sees what. You don't have control of the algorithms that reveal stuff to viewers. And, as such, it's one thing to do it in a personal conversation, email, a text, a private message. It's another thing to put it out publicly.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

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If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

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Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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What LinkedIn Summary Should I Have to Attract Recruiters? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1408 Recruiters are constantly scouring LinkedIn for candidates.  What LinkedIn summary should you have to attract recruiters?

Summary

"What LinkedIn summary should I have to attract recruiters?" As is the case of most of these questions, the sender hasn't put themselves in the position of being a recruiter. I don't do that kind of work anymore but I did for more than 40; I have a good perspective on it.

The 1st part of the question is, "how to attract recruiters." From there, once you understand the recruiters are finding people on LinkedIn, it becomes clearer.

When someone is looking on LinkedIn to find someone to fill a job with the client, they do keywords in order to do a search. Thus, whether is your profile or specifically the summary area of your profile, it needs to be keyword rich in order to demonstrate a fit.

Now, I would think more in terms of your profile and then, from there, use the summary is a summary of what you will attributes are.

When I think of who might be writing this question, I think they might be a less experienced person. Thus, what you want to be doing is writing about what your background really is. That's because when you write your profile you want to write one That is all inclusive… A laundry list of stuff. You want to make your summary as concise as possible (I'm not talking about brevity, per se), but you want to create incident someone looking at your profile clearly understands what your strengths are. After all, you don't want to do pointless interviews, do you? Zero it in and let the rest of the profile be keyword rich in order to draw people to the page.

From there, what I always tell people to do, is put a phone number and email address in your summary. Why? Because LinkedIn charges about $11 per inMail to message you and you are not on LinkedIn all the time To respond to inMails and messages that you receive. The fastest way for recruiter to contact you is not by spending $11 or $12 waiting for you to go online, But, instead, calling you or emailing you.Putting this information in your summary makes it easier for them to contact you… That expedites it for them by making it easier for you them to contact you…That is what you said you wanted when you wrote, right? It isn't enough to just get the view page. You want to get them to contact you.

In addition, if you have a premium account of some sort,Just checking to see who looked at your profile and who hasn't contacted you. From there, what you do is reach out to them, Message them and simply say, "LinkedIn told me that you would look at my profile. Let's connect. Is there anything I can be doing to help you? Is there something you are looking for in my background that you didn't see which I can address in the conversation?" What this does is flush them out so that you have an opportunity to connect with them.

Again, use the profile for a lot of keywords and the summary area to summarize what a lot of your attributes are. If you are a more senior individual. This becomes even more important.

So, zero in In the summary, give them an easy way to contact with you And you will get more results.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search,

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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Should You Follow LinkedIn Recommendations for Getting More Profile Views? | JobSearchRadio.com


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LinkedIn often tells you to take certain actions to get more profile views. Should you and why? That’s what I answer on today’s show.

Summary

LinkedIn 0ften sends out messages that say things like, "Getting more profile views will help you get found for the right opportunity.  Fill in the type of professional you are. You'll get more views by taking some of the steps below." They include adding a particular skill in your profile, adding a summary, connecting with a particular person or following a particular company.

Should you follow the strategy even if it seems stupid?

The fact of the matter is you will get more profile views if more people notice you. In their recommendation of following a particular person, often that's a gateway because this person is being followed by a lot of people themselves. Thus it opens up your network much more broadly.

They're right when they say that having a summary improves your rankings. Especially if you're job hunting, people with summaries -- put in your phone number and email address in there (minimally an email address while you're job hunting that forwards to your real address) goes a long way toward improving your contacts.

Adding a skill or following a company  or persona will also help.

"But I don't know this person!" 

As someone responded to someone who was complaining, connecting with people who are not relevant to your business is a good idea because the number of connections affects the number of people including those who are relevant to your business will see your full profile. How many you will see is also affected by searching from your account, too.

Follow the LinkedIn recommendations and make connections. Follow those firms and fields because at the end of the day, you will come up in rankings higher, be connected with more people (that person who was recommended had tons of contacts) and that builds up your connections, too

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions. 

Job Search Radio
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Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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The Easy Way to Use LinkedIn to Show You’re Qualified | JobSearchTV.com

In this video, Jeff Altman,  The Big Game Hunter explains three easy ways to use LinkedIn to show people that you are qualified. 

Summary

Today, I want to talk with you about how to build your case, very, very simply and very effectively for being a quality candidate for a role that you want to be considered for and to do it in a way where people could recognize you as that without really doing a heck of a lot,
So, let's look at LinkedIn because that's really where I want to focus. You know, when recruiters are going to find people, they're spending time on LinkedIn, they're spending time on job boards, they're going through a variety of different sites to try to identify people. But one of the easiest places for us to work with is LinkedIn because there's so many hundreds of millions of people there.
So, what can we see very effectively, and very easily, that's going to identify you as being capable? Obviously, your profile is the starting place because if they don't find you to begin with based upon the keywords that they're looking for, it doesn't really matter that you do anything else.
So, if your focus is on a particular type of skill, make sure that you've spent some time looking at job listings to see what it is that identifies . . . that a firm's looking for that you could copy and put into your LinkedIn profile. I'm not saying to lie, I want to be absolutely clear about that. You don't lie to get interviews. It is just waste of time for you and for everyone else.
But what you do is, if it fits your background and it fits your experience in the particular ways that things are phrased, you mimic that phrasing in your LinkedIn profile.
The next thing you want to be doing is getting people to endorse you. And that's friends, colleagues, people that you know, are going to write endorsements for you. This is the long explanation for what it is you do and that people admire you for, that they like you for, that they work with you and they think you're terrific.
The next thing is you go for recommendations. Now, this is a lot easier for people because all they have to do is identify a particular skill set. It's almost like a check off for you. So, if you look at my profile ( Again, it's Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter at www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter), people have voluntarily . . . I haven't sought this out . . . people just see my profile. And they see a lot of the things that I do, and they endorse me for these attributes.
So, the things related to recruiting, there are things related to things that I wouldn't have even thought of, but they have, that they believe that I'm a quality professional for. So, you see people's endorsements for particular skills that you possess. The more endorsements that you have, the more recommendations that you have, it's considered "social proof." It's like getting a reference, that you're capable of doing these kinds of things.
So, you see recommendations are the detailed explanations. Endorsements are like the check off boxes for what you're capable of doing.
The third thing is you're a member of groups that relate to skills or attributes that you have. What that does is the groups are able to put a badge on your profile that show that you're a member. In effect, what you're saying is, this is something I'm interested in; this is something I'm capable of doing. See? See? Thus, you're sending a message to someone looking at your profile, through your recommendations, through the endorsements that you'll receive, through the groups that you're a member of, of what your capabilities really are. Hope you have a great day. Take care

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ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions. 

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Getting Known on LinkedIn | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1428 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to become known on LinkedIn as a subject matter expert and explains how to do it.

Summary

I'm a big fan of the LinkedIn blogging platform. If you go to your LinkedIn profile and look at the search box across, not the very top, the one on your homepage, you'll notice a pen or pencil and if you click that, there is a place where you can write articles, post videos and podcasts... Articles, videos and audios that you want to share with people on LinkedIn.

When all is said and done, as I talked about this, a lot of you are saying to yourself, "I'm no good at this. Who is going to want to read my stuff?" There are people who are following you with whom you are connected who will want to read your stuff they want to get your ideas. Along with the idea of it being no good, frankly, it probably won't be at the beginning. As time progresses, you will get better. Like everything else you've done in your life and your career, the more you do it, the better you get.

You'll start reading other people's articles, watch their videos and listen to their podcasts and notice the ones that you like and don't like. You'll notice people who are influencers. LinkedIn is cherry pick them and you will see that they have tens of thousands of views and, sometimes, thousands of comments. Don't compare yourself to them.

What will happen is that they will people will start to follow you based upon what they say, who are not even connected with. They are going to be interested. The 1st time you write or publish, you may only get 10 or 20 people or 5 people reading what you wrote. The more you do it, the more people start noticing it and start reading it.

After you have written it, there is a place underneath the headline where you can share it on social media. Sharon on Facebook. Shared on Twitter. Sharon on Google+. On LinkedIn, there are 2 ways to share it. One way is to share it with your connections; another way is to share with the public. Start with your connections and, at the same time, share 2 groups that you remember. From there, come back and share it with the public. Share with the public several times over time because people log on to LinkedIn at different times and they may not see the 1st post because they were not light at that time. But they may see the 2nd 1 or the 4th 1. Don't do within 10 minutes of one another. Wait at least 6 hours before you re-share it.

At the end of the day, what you want to be doing is building a following of people who see you as a subject matter expert. At this point, my 1st level connections I think I have about 14,000. I have close to 16,000 were following me. That includes connections and other people who have chosen to follow me.

You can create the same momentum for yourself. My message about job search is a specific one. You are going to have one about something completely different. Get out there and get seen as a subject matter expert because, at the end of the day, opportunities are going to come to you because people see you as being an expert.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Responding to an Inquiry Through LinkedIn | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1425 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter asking about how to reply to a LinkedIn message from a prospective employer.

Summary

The question goes like this: "Should a job seeker respond to a LinkedIn message from your perspective employer, assuming they are interested in the job?" Short background. "I contacted ago in the industry am looking for work in and he sent the message a few hours later, outlining a new position in this firm in saying that he thought we could be of value to each other. Other than saying I love to hear more about this position, what should I say?"

In this particular instance, I don't know how close you are with this person. So, I need to work with the assumption that you don't know them well. That's the good be the way to answer the question 1st, then I need to go to the scenario where you know this person pretty well.

In the case of the "I don't know this person well," yes, you want to find out more about the job, what they know about the hiring manager, what the hiring managers processes like... Things along those lines.

You can ask them, "Could you set up a meeting for me to meet with the hiring manager?" That's probably as far as you would want to take it. Just talk about your interests and then just get excited and say, "this is what I've done. This is what I have done along those lines. You're absolutely right. This would be a great spot for me!" You get yourself all worked up and show your enthusiasm for the job.

If they say, "Nah, I need to get a resume in front of them," that lets you know that they may not be all that close to the hiring manager so that this would be a superficial introduction and, yes, he or she would put the resume in front of them, so ask them to follow up and see if they can arrange for an interview. That's really as far as you can take them.

If it's someone that you really know well, the next alternative is to say, "That spot sounds terrific. Could you invite me in for lunch and maybe have the hiring manager stop by for a few minutes to meet me." This way. It's a casual introduction to the 2 of you. The 2 of you can chat briefly while your friend is present (that way everyone is on good behavior and it doesn't seem like a real interview). You can check for 5 or 10 minutes about what you do and how you go about doing it, prepare for some of the superficial questions the hiring manager might ask, and then, at the end of the conversation, you can say to them, "I'd like to get together to talk with you more. Obviously, I'm here with so and so, I'd like to get the money conversation. Would you have time later in the week?"

"Sure. I'll get in touch I get in touch with you to so-and-so "

That person becomes the basis for the introduction.

So there are 2 ways I've offered depending upon how you know the person.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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People are often curious about how they are found on LinkedIn. In this video, I explain how recruiters find you . . .or don’t

Summary

I thought I would do a video today talking about how people find individuals on LinkedIn.

You're a recruiter, you're trying to fill a job, and you want to locate someone through LinkedIn. What do you do?

Now, I'm going to I'll explain the basic to you and just simply say, at the very top in the black ribbon, there's a search box. And if you click in there, you'll see an option for people. And the first thing it's going to do is give you all your connections.
But, if along the top underneath the black ribbon on the right hand side, you'll see an option called all filters. If you click on that, there's a drop down, and it's going to offer you a number of different choices. First name, last name, title, company school someone went to, or they have first second or third level connections, company someone worked at, where they're located. A connection of . . . whether they previously worked at a particular firm, the industry that there were in, the profile language, the school that they went to and nonprofit interest.
Now, for you as a non-recruiter, that as much as they'll show you. However, recruiters will purchase a service from LinkedIn called LinkedIn Recruiter. What LinkedIn Recruiter is best known for is the ability to search keywords as well. They can be more fine in the geography and thus locate people more specifically.
So, if you have a standard, or even a low end paid account, not all these filters are available to you for your networking. Often what you're doing is, in the search box, let's say you're looking for people. What you're ultimately doing is trying to find a connection of yours in a specific area of the country who's currently working for a particular firm but you don't have the keyword option.
I'm going to try one thing here and see something. If I type that the technology term, "Java" into the search box, I don't have a way of doing anything more than seeing if I have a first second or third level connection that uses that term. And I can now by geography and by company, but it feels more complicated than I would like.
LinkedIn recruiter makes that this a little bit easier. Now, you can go through this process for your connections, you can't go more broadly than that. What you try to do on your side is trying to follow a particular company that you're interested in networking into using that keyword. Again, I'm going to use Java, or I'll try the word, "compliance" has another role. If I will just try accountant as a keyword and the first response is you get the option of, in my case is 3 million accountant responses. I've got a 24,000 person first level connection. You can from there, go to , try and narrow it by first level connections and by the location. With location, I'm going to just try a quick experiment.
You can narrow it down by the area. So, for example, if you look at LinkedIn, you'll see this as part of the search area, you can't do it by specific zip code as you might on some other platforms. But this becomes your way that you can try and network into organizations. And it's the way that recruiters find you.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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LinkedIn: Are You Missing Opportunities on LinkedIn | JobSearchTV.com


A friend who does executive search brought this to my attention. Not having it changed from default options cost him $50000. It can be just as expensive for you as a job hunter.

Summary

I’m Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter, the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ, com, and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com
Most people are fairly careful with your LinkedIn privacy settings. But most people also don't know that there are communications options that can be very costly for you if they're not configured properly.
Why do I say this? Well, you could be missing messages, you could be missing inMails, , you could be missing a whole bunch of things that you want to receive, particularly if you're in job search mode. I've got to tell you, headhunters, you've got to make sure of this, too, because what how I was alerted to this was a friend of mine in search who missed an email because he doesn't go to the platform. He had it set up to send him messages when people inMailed him and LinkedIn changed the back end didn't tell anyone and that their default options were a $50,000 lesson for him. Let me show you what I'm talking about. Okay?
So, where you have to go is the picture of yourself or the word "Me." You click on that and go to "settings and privacy." Click on that. Once you're there, everyone knows about the privacy option, right? But no one pays attention to the communications option. Ads. Try and turn them all off, of course. But with communications, this is an interesting one.
In the channels area, I want you to look at email frequency, and click on change. Now, here's where it gets interesting. invitations and messages, I want to show you a couple of things here. Now, if you're a job hunter, you want to know when people want to connect with you, right.
See, I'm on LinkedIn every morning. So once a day, at a minimum, I'm checking for invitations to connect. But the default option here is on recommended. What does that mean? LinkedIn decides whether or not you should be notified of an invitation to connect. In other words, that headhunter or that hiring manager who's trying to reach out to you, isn't able to get in and get to you right away unless you log on.
Now, here's another one and I'll just show you where I think it also has value and then I'll go to the pivotal . . . Actually, let me just go to the pivotal places. Come down here . . . messages from connections where the default option is "Recommended. LinkedIn decides whether or not this is someone you want to hear from and whether or not this send to message you at your email address.
The result winds up being you may have a friend messaging you through the platform or a former colleague messaging you through the platform, saying, "Hey, there's a job opening at our organization. Send me a resume." And unless you log on, and unless LinkedIn recognizes this person as being valuable to you . . . I have no idea how it works, and they're not able to explain it . . . LinkedIn is making the decision. The result winds up being you can miss out on things. And here's the biggy-- inMails and introductions.
"Hi, I'm a recruiter, I have a great job." Or, "I'm a hiring manager. I've got a great job open," or you're a recruiter and receiving an inMail from someone who says, "I'm trying to hire 15 people and you were recommended to me. I'd like to talk with you." The default option is recommended. Catch that one. LinkedIn is deciding whether or not you should be notified of this.
How do you think that hiring manager feels if you're not responding to he or she in three days, five days, a week, because you're busy and another part of the system like you're using your LinkedIn Recruiter account, and you're not logging on to this part of it, because messages come to you over there.
So, you've got to make sure that some of your options are set on "Individual Notifications." The other place if you're a job hunter is jobs and opportunities.
Now, if you click on that directly, it's going to click off like 10 different things, you're better off using the arrow to the side and picking the ones that make sense for you.
The first one for example is "alerts about jobs you may be interested in." They'll send you a periodic message about that. That's the default-- Periodic.ou want to make sure it's on daily, right? Referrals for your jobs, referrals for your jobs at your company. And if you're hiring someone, and you're recruiter, do you really want it set on "Periodic?"
I'm sorry. That one was it's how it's however they're doing it . . . probably as soon as it comes in. But go through these items if you're in job hunting mode, in order to ensure that stuff is coming through me.
Again, just to show you how to access this part of LinkedIn, I'm going to go back to LinkedIn for a moment to my homepage here, and then walk you through the individual steps. So what you do is go to "Me," click on "Me." Settings and Privacy. Communications. Email Frequency. Invitations and Messages. Then, making sure that you're on "Individual Notifications."
Now, if you're not job hunting, you might want to have it set up on "Weekly Invitations" is an option on Messages. Let's just make sure I'm right about that. But I saw weekly invitations is one of the options on some of these. pick the ones that makes the areas on emails and introductions weekly, is an option on Messages from Connections. Weekly is an option. Minimally, have these delivered once a week because, the fact of the matter is, these are opportunities that may make sense for you.
The person who gets ahead isn't always the smartest or work the hardest, although those are great qualities to have. People get ahead by being alert to opportunities. If you are a job hunter, you want to know about this right away. If you're a headhunter, you want to make sure that you're not missing a message from someone who wants to be submitted for a job. If you're not job hunting, minimally, you want to be alert to opportunity. So I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. Hope you found this helpful. It was a painful lesson for my friend that cost them $50,000 because LinkedIn notified no one of these back end changes, has everything set to recommended. And it cost them a very substantial fee.
Do you want to lose a job that you will be qualified for, that you could win because you did not go to communications? I don't think so.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

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LinkedIn: Should I Ask for Endorsements or Recommendations? | JobSearchTV.com


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Someone I coach asked me whether or not it was better to get endorsements or recommendations on LinkedIn. I answer this directly.

NOTE: I do not answer questions posed to me on any platform. Read notes below for how you can reach me have your questions answered.

Summary

Someone asked me a question about whether or not it's better to go for endorsements or recommendations on LinkedIn. So, let me first describe or define what each one of them is.
In the LinkedIn vernacular, endorsements are a tick box. People endorse you for certain skills. It requires next to no effort on their part. They click on something. Sometimes, they select something for you and check the box as though this is an expertise for you.
Recommendations are a long form statement from someone who knows you. Often you'll ask them for the recommendation, because you know, they have a way of benchmarking your experience and actually evaluating you.
So let me use myself as an example. You know, I have as of the time I'm recording, I have 23,000 1st level connections. And I have stopped and have started to eliminate people from outside the US. I've done that because LinkedIn has a hard cap on 30,000. People, I don't want to be scrambling at that time to eliminate folks. I'm doing that now.
So, there are people who have written or have given me endorsements, from my time in recruiting for "systems development lifecycle," for example. "Internet recruiting . . . which I never did. Sourcing people. You know, nonsense kinds of things that really have no value to me or to someone evaluating me. After all, what would a recruiter know about systems development lifecycle anyway?
It got to a point where it's several hundred of these before I noticed it.Thus, I eliminated it because it was useless and it was misleading. And you'll probably wind up with things like that, too.
I'll just simply say, recommendations, in contrast, are actually written statements from people that describe the relationship that you had, and what you did and how you earned that trust from someone. It has texture to it. It's telling a story of someone's experience of you that has value.
The check box next to something doesn't mean anything. After all, what does that guy in Mumbai know about you and your experience, that you happen to be connected with them through a group, for example, and what are they really know? They're looking for reciprocity because, Lord knows, I used to get a lot of those messages from people who would say, "Hey, I'll endorse you for these five things. You endorse me, too."
No. I don't want to game the LinkedIn system. I want it to have actual value.
So I'll just simply say recommendations have more value to you and to other people. Endorsements not so much.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

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JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions. 

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What LinkedIn Summary Should I Have to Attract Recruiters? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1408 Recruiters are constantly scouring LinkedIn for candidates.  What LinkedIn summary should you have to attract recruiters?

Summary

"What LinkedIn summary should I have to attract recruiters?" As is the case of most of these questions, the sender hasn't put themselves in the position of being a recruiter. I don't do that kind of work anymore but I did for more than 40; I have a good perspective on it.

The 1st part of the question is, "how to attract recruiters." From there, once you understand the recruiters are finding people on LinkedIn, it becomes clearer.

When someone is looking on LinkedIn to find someone to fill a job with the client, they do keywords in order to do a search. Thus, whether is your profile or specifically the summary area of your profile, it needs to be keyword rich in order to demonstrate a fit.

Now, I would think more in terms of your profile and then, from there, use the summary is a summary of what you will attributes are.

When I think of who might be writing this question, I think they might be a less experienced person. Thus, what you want to be doing is writing about what your background really is. That's because when you write your profile you want to write one That is all inclusive… A laundry list of stuff. You want to make your summary as concise as possible (I'm not talking about brevity, per se), but you want to create incident someone looking at your profile clearly understands what your strengths are. After all, you don't want to do pointless interviews, do you? Zero it in and let the rest of the profile be keyword rich in order to draw people to the page.

From there, what I always tell people to do, is put a phone number and email address in your summary. Why? Because LinkedIn charges about $11 per inMail to message you and you are not on LinkedIn all the time To respond to inMails and messages that you receive. The fastest way for recruiter to contact you is not by spending $11 or $12 waiting for you to go online, But, instead, calling you or emailing you.Putting this information in your summary makes it easier for them to contact you… That expedites it for them by making it easier for you them to contact you…That is what you said you wanted when you wrote, right? It isn't enough to just get the view page. You want to get them to contact you.

In addition, if you have a premium account of some sort,Just checking to see who looked at your profile and who hasn't contacted you. From there, what you do is reach out to them, Message them and simply say, "LinkedIn told me that you would look at my profile. Let's connect. Is there anything I can be doing to help you? Is there something you are looking for in my background that you didn't see which I can address in the conversation?" What this does is flush them out so that you have an opportunity to connect with them.

Again, use the profile for a lot of keywords and the summary area to summarize what a lot of your attributes are. If you are a more senior individual. This becomes even more important.

So, zero in In the summary, give them an easy way to contact with you And you will get more results.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search,

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