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The Top 10 Things You Can Do to Humanize Your LinkedIn Profile | JobSearchTV.com


Most LinkedIn profiles are very dull and boring. Here, I interview Stephanie Nivinskus of Sizzleforce Marketing about the top 10 things you can do

 

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.

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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.” 

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.

Preparing to Job Search: Getting Your LinkedIn Profile Right


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/08/16/preparing-to-job-search-getting-your-linkedin-profile-right

EP 1198 This advice focuses on your LinkedIn profile.

Summary

Now, I want you to understand that LinkedIn… resumes our used when you are hunting for a job. LinkedIn is designed to draw people into you, to allow people to hunt for you when they have a position to fill. The chief magnet, the chief bait that you are setting is your LinkedIn profile. So, your profile has to be good in order to attract people because more and more agency and corporate recruiters, usually LinkedIn as the play pen for finding people

So, what do you do? How do you go about doing this? The answer is simply creating a great profile. So, starting off with a great professional photo, even if you have to pay for head shot, do it. Dress properly for it you don't have to be in a suit and tie, but certainly not the tuxedo shot from the wedding or the ballroom dress from a wedding. Those are not good.

The line under your name is the first piece of important piece of real estate and it should be appropriate for your job title. Don't use, “accountant level four,” or “bookkeeper par excellent!”, because par excellant doesn't do anything for you and level IV doesn’t mean anything. Describe yourself there. The line under your name is the first piece of important piece of real estate and it should be appropriate for your job title. Don't use, “accountant level four,” or “bookkeeper par excellent!”, because par excellant doesn't do anything for you and level IV doesn’t mean anything. Describe yourself there. Yes, you might say accountant, but. From there, let's say, SOXS or compliance or risk an audit. Do things that will attract people to you and the nature of the work that you do

Then, from there, the second most important piece of real estate is the summary area. There's a lot of text that you can use there to write about yourself. Don't use that hokey kind of “I'm a team player who will do whatever it takes to get a job done.

It doesn’t work and it is just fluff. Go into a lot of detail about what your capabilities are. At the end of it, put your Email address and phone number there to make it easy for recruiters to reach you. Why? Because you want them to reach you, right? You want them to reach out and contact you about opportunities. Even if you're not aggressively looking for a job, you want that to happen so that you hear about choices?

Because, at the end of the day, people who get ahead are not the ones who work the hardest, and they're certainly not the smartest. The ones who get a head remain alert to opportunity. So, why are you putting roadblocks in the way?

So, this one is number two. This one's a subtle one. The job title under your company name. So, company name. As you start the type it in except So, for example, if you use JPMorgan Chase, if you're working there, for example, the correct way of spelling it on LinkedIn is the one that will auto populate the field. Use it. Don't use the incorrect way. Same thing with job title. You want to use a uniform title with the way LinkedIn describes people. So, if you type in “executive” LinkedIn may not recognize that term.

If you type in “g m” but it wants “general manager,” you ought to use general manager. However LinkedIn suggests you fill in that title area given watch with typing. Hello there, the auto suggests that you fill in that title area, you want to demonstrate uniformity with the way that LinkedIn describes people when they are searching for someone like you to be found found.

If you're out of work, do not have a completion date for when you stopped working for the firm. Keep it to present. Why? Because in the LinkedIn search engine, they will push you down lower down the pantheon of search results by being out of work than those who are working. So, use that little deception but, at the same time when you talk to people, make sure that it's obvious when you finish up.

Lastly, people are going to respond to you. Check in on your LinkedIn profile at least daily at a minimum, if not multiple times a day. People our reaching out to you because they have jobs, you will have jobs available, and you're looking for one. Don't keep them waiting.

So if they don't choose the contact you directly, if they are messaging you through LinkedIn, you want to be able to respond quickly.

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 what 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 1100 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

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 LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

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

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Responding to an Inquiry Through LinkedIn | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/04/05/responding-to-an-inquiry-through-linkedin-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

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.

Stupid Resume Mistakes: "Creative Writing" | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

I’m A Creative. Can My Profile Picture Look Casual? | JobSearchTV.com


In this video, I answer a viewer’s question about their LinkedIn profile.

Summary

So, the question comes down to, I'll distill it down to its core element-- you know, profile pictures. I'm a creative type. No one I know dresses in a suit. Can I be casual? Dress casual?
And I want to give you a simple answer.
Yes.
Yes. Yeah, Even for the corporate types, business casual attire can work. So for example, when you look at my profile picture on LinkedIn, you'll see me with a shirt and a collar. It's a pressed shirt, so the collar looks crisp. And that's really all you see is the traditional headshot. You don't need to have a full body view of you. But, as long as the shirt or the blouse is appropriately business casual, that works.
Big smile in your face, particularly if you're in the US. I know in other countries the smiling look doesn't work as well. They want to see the serious look. The one that, in the US, we would refer to as 'your mug shot,' the one that you've taken if you are arrested. But, in the US, we like the smiling picture, the happy picture, you know the one that we look like this. It's just the nature of our culture that we prefer that.
But as long as from here up, in other words, what you're seeing on YouTube has olla shirt with a collar. Women I'm going to defer to your judgment. You know what would be appropriate for business casual and what it looks like. For you guys . . . we struggle with that. So, shirt with a collar. Crisp? Nothing too flamboyant. You're good to go.

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.”

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

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


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/04/05/responding-to-an-inquiry-through-linkedin-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

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.

JobSearchTV.com

8 Quick Things to Do to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile | JobSearchTV.com


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Here are a few classic mistakes people make with your LinkedIn profile.

Summary

I thought I would do a video about mistakes people make that are really easy to fix that affect their LinkedIn profile, that affect how people see them, perceive them, hurt you, and it just needs to be cleared it up. Okay? So here are a couple of things that, I think, make a lot of sense for you to clean up.
So, the first thing is the email address that's associated with your profile. Most of you may have seen videos I've done where I tell you that in the summary area for your LinkedIn profile while you're job hunting, you put the email address that you're associated with or your email address. . . Let me put it that way. The reason I say that is because like $15 to $20 for them to send you an inMail. So why make it so hard?
Just give them the address. Let them contact you. If you feel so bold, put your phone number there, too. And before you do that, in case you're connected to people you currently work with, simply go to the privacy settings, turn off notifications that relate to contacting people in your network about changes to your profile. That's the easiest way to do it. So that's the mistake number one thing.
Number two is misspellings or grammar errors. There is no reason whatsoever to have a spelling error in your LinkedIn profile. There's no reason to have a grammar error. Type it out in Word beforehand. Run it through a spell check and grammar check. Copy it in. I believe even in LinkedIn, it'll point that misspellings. Pay attention, okay?
Another thing that people do is have a lengthy list of weird hobbies. So, the fact that you like coffee, that you like to chill and that you enjoy Netflix or Amazon Prime, they don't care; if anything, it makes you seem strange. Now, if you're in a market that's digitally oriented where this is your audience, okay? Leave it. If you're dealing with a corporate user, get rid of it. And, in much the same way as I always tell people, lots of kid pictures, particularly the profile picture or the one with you and your partner or spouse, no This is about you.
The tuxedo shot. The ballroom dress shot is also bad form.Get rid of those. Put a real headshot on there. Pay a professional photographer to do it could just make sense. Also, for those of you who are more experienced, I know you really care about things you did in 1998. But, the employer doesn't and it just this suggests that you're old. So, start pruning the old material. Cut back. You don't want to be found for work that you did 20 some odd years ago, do you? You wouldn't want to be going back and doing that work again, would you? Prune it back. Emphasize the last 7 to 10 years of your career that really makes the most sense.
Also, in terms of the language that you use, my my pet peeve (and there are other words that go along with this) is when you describe yourself as "a visionary leader," you are not visionary. You're deluding yourself. And if you think that anyone believes you're a visionary leader, only people who are not visionary describe themselves as a visionary person. Trust me. It's just an obnoxious thing for you to do.
Last thing I'm going to bring up. No one wants to get involved with politics on LinkedIn. Your political activism is irrelevant. Get rid of it. All you do is risk offending the other half of the population that you care about professionally, no one talks politics. Keep it out of your LinkedIn profile.

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 1300 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? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

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.

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

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.” 

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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

How Do I Get (My Resume/My LinkedIn Profile) Noticed? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/01/03/how-do-i-get-my-resumemy-linkedin-profile-noticed-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1333 How do I get my resume noticed? How do I get my LinkedIn profile noticed? Similar questions with slightly different answers.

Summary

How I get my resume or LinkedIn profile noticed?

These are is a slightly different questions and I want to address both of them. They asked of me independently and I think each should be addressed in of themselves.

So, first of all, let's start with a resume. How you get your resume noticed? Normally, when someone says that to me, they are usually in the phase of posting it on job boards but let me just work with the assumption that, maybe, it's not just a job board. Maybe what you've done is contact the hring manager, you have mailed delete it to he or she; maybe you're in a situation where you have it on a website. You want to make sure that it's noticed. Just how do you do that?

Understand who the user is? Who is the person who is looking at the resume In order to figure out how to make it noticed. Since the person who is looking at the resume is someone who's trying to hire someone , that's your way of understanding it.

You need to have a resume that demonstrates your (#1) fit for a job; (#2) is keyword and SEO rich in order to demonstrate that you have the skills that they are looking. So that's the obvious one and the easy to control.

How to get your LinkedIn profile noticed is a little bit different because people look at LinkedIn profiles for different reasons. Number one is they are curious. They are curious because you've done something on LinkedIn that piques their interest. For example, you've written a blog article. You posted something in a group. There is something that you found on the web that you shared on your on your homepage in the feed there and your followers decided to share it or they just decided to look at it of themselves because they aren't really close to you so what you are doing is thinking of LinkedIn as a marketing vehicle.

In the case of a resume, as my friend, Perry Newman, says, you are the you wants to be hunted there. So you're submitting something to apply for a job. You are the hunter.

On LinkedIn, you are the person who wants to be hunted. You have to do things that make you attractive. So like the job board scenario, like the other ones I mentioned, you, yes, you do want to have a profile is keyword rich. You want that so that it attracts the recruiters amongst the users.

But if you want to find the hiring managers reaching out to you, if you want to build your network and develop relationships, the actions that you take in other places will draw people to you. So following a particular firm, joining a particular group and participating regularly, writing articles for LinkedIn normally will increase your traffic, particularly, if in your signature, you include your LinkedIn profile and encourages people to reach out to you.

Again slightly different motivations and the results will cause you to increase your traffic.

Hope you found this helpful and have a great day. By the way, I want you to do is visit JobSearchCoachingHQ.com. I'm the head coach there. I'll answer your questions there. The site has curated information to help you find work.

ABOUT 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 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

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.” 

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.

How Can I See Another Person’s LinkedIn Profile Without Them Knowing? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/12/06/how-can-i-see-another-persons-linkedin-profile-without-them-knowing

EP 1307 There are currently two ways.

Summary

The question is, "How can someone look at a LinkedIn profile without someone knowing?"

There are 2 ways that I know of. The 1st 1 involves your privacy settings on LinkedIn. So, if you go to your LinkedIn page and click on your photo in the very top right above the ribbon, what you will have access to our your privacy settings. I think it actually says account and privacy settings. When you go there, you actually want to click on the option toward the top that says privacy. Within there, profile, viewing, options. You see in that area that you have a few choices. One is that people can actually see your name and choice. You can demonstrate what it is that you do..

For example, in my case it says, "Life/Professional Coach in the Human Resources industry.", Why it says, "Life," I have no idea. That is what LinkedIn has chosen for me. Then, there is a completely private one that says, "Anonymous LinkedIn member." Oooooooooh! It's almost like having the bogeyman there. That's one option. You make access to what someone else sees private.

As I understand it, if you choose this completely private option, LinkedIn stops carrying statistics about you. So, for example, if you want to know how you rank on LinkedIn in the role that you are in, they are not going to be able to give you any data about that. For example, I rank either 1st or 2nd for people in search in my network. It depends on the number of articles that I write and how many views that I get and things like that. You don't receive any data like that. If that doesn't matter to you, that's okay. That's option number 1.

Option number 2 was doing search outside of LinkedIn. For example, if you use a site with the address www.lia-usa.info, this is a Google custom search engine that I created where I am able to search LinkedIn profiles specifically within the US. I have to do Boolean search and I have to, within that, look for people within a particular geographic area. I have to use the LinkedIn naming convention for that particular area. For example, it doesn't say New Jersey. It may say, "New York metropolitan area." Find the convention for the area that you are searching.

The skills in a Boolean search AND that local area in quotation marks or parenthesis. This allows you to see information without people seeing that you are looking at them. Even if you click through.

Those are 2 ways that I know of. Do you know of any others? Leave a comment in the notes for this video letting people know what it is and I will take a look at and comment on it.

ABOUT 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.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

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.

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

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.” 

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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Does Not Having a LinkedIn Profile Mean Someone was Fired or Has a Criminal Past? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here::
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/12/02/does-not-having-a-linkedin-profile-mean-someone-was-fired-or-has-a-criminal-past

EP 1303 Why would someone not have a LinkedIn profile? 

ABOUT 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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

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

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

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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What Changes Can I Make to My LinkedIn Profile to Help Me Find a Job? | JobSearchTV.com

A great question people need to pay more attention to.

Summary

I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and you are listening to episode 1253 of No BS Job Search Advice Radio. Welcome.And we're at the back end of the week and I'm looking forward to helping you.and today's show is about changes that you can make to your LinkedIn profile to help you get better results.
Hope you find this helpful. I hope you act on it because it's not enough to just simply listen. Got to do stuff, right? So if you're interested in my helping you, listen to the end of the show; there's information there and this isn't part of the outro that I have there is going to be there next week, but I want to remind you if you've been listening to the show this week I've introduced a new service called Career Angles.Career Angles helps you at work. Doesn't matter. If it's your current job ,your next job, information about the world of work. So, join. The first 500 people get in for free and after that it becomes a pay service. And with that let's get going.
So the question is today is today is, " what changes can I make to my LinkedIn profile to help me find a great job or just a job, in general." Now, to understand how to answer this question. I think you just need to look at how people who are looking for talent, who are trying to hire talent ,use LinkedIn.
Recruiters, whether they are corporate or third-party recruiters, are looking at LinkedIn as this huge database. So, they are doing keyword searches to find talent. They use Boolean search strings in LinkedIn Recruiter or on the main LinkedIn property in order to find talent that might be viable. then, they're inMailing or calling talent. So, step number one is your. profile has to be keyword optimized, SEO optimized, in order to be found.
So how do you do that? Number one. Start by doing searches for jobs on sites like indeed or SimplyHired. Theyare large aggregators of jobs and look for someone like yourself look for jobs there. See the descriptions and how they are written and then tailor your profile and your resume to use the speech that's being employed.
I just did an interview with an HR person named, Chris Brown, from WestCorp and he spoke about speaking the language of the group when you're interviewing. Your profile needs to use language that's commonly used in job ads because that's what people are searching for. S
o look at 15 or 20 ads and look for common patterns. Then look for the outliers and, if they are relevant, use them; if they aren't, don't worry aboutit. The core has to be in place but there is secondary stuff around it.
The line underneath your name has to be relevant for what's being sought. Your profile has to be congruent with your resume. So, if you send out your resume, there has to be commonality in terms, of dates and information there.
In your summary,you want to include your email address and phone number
In the job descriptions ,you want to have relevant information that ,again, is congruent with what firms look for.
Lastly, given that firms send inMails and they don't always make phone calls, what you want to be doing is checking your LinkedIn account twice a day. Once before lunch; once before you leave, at the latest in order to ensure that the people are reaching out to you are responded to. It's a huge mistake people make that they never checked their profiles. Once they have a job. Opportunity starts knocking on their door, and they miss out because they're never home to answer it.
Just check your profile. How long does it take on your phone to check using the LinkedIn app?
So that's today's Show. I hope you enjoyed it and if did, here are a few ways that I can help you. First of all, you can hire me to coach you throughout your job search in every way imaginable. That includes a resume and/or LinkedIn profile critique, interview preparation, helping you with a salary negotiation and/or networking, answering your questions about your job search, giving you advice about a decision you have to make once you have the offer.
We can work in 30 minute or 1 hour increments throughout your search and the easiest way to talk with me about it is by connecting with me at www.linkedin.Com /in /TheBigGameHunter. Mention that you listen to the show. I just like knowing that I'm helping folks. And, once were connected, message me that you're interested in coaching. we'lldo it a free Discovery conversation with one another.
If you're not interested in coaching and you just have a few questions, the easiest way to do it is by reaching out to me through the Magnifi app for iOS that's Magnifiwith an i or ,if you don't have an iOS device, if your Android User or you just want to call me on the phone ,do it throughPrestoExperts.com where I'm a career coach and job search expert.
For those of you been listening to the show, you know that, , I always talk about JobSearchCoachingHQ and recently we've been changing the focus of the site to really emphasize interviewing and answering tough interview questions. If you join, you'll have access to curated information that you can watch, listen to or read. that's designed to help you find work more quickly as well as videos and podcasts and other information. Again, and emphasis an interviewing and answering tough interview questions.
You can also take my classes on Skillshare and become a premium member using the link in the show notes and get two months for free instead of the one month that the site offers.
The last thing I want to mention to you is scheduled me for lunch! I do it at 12:30 most days. And, for now, I'm making myself available Monday Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for lunch at 12:30 Eastern time. We'll meet over Zoom and be able to see one another .You bring something to eat or, if it's early for you, very simply bring some coffee with you will sit and talk for 45 minutes. I'll answer your questions .For $175, that's less than what I charge for comparable time for my coaching. So, again ,reach out to me through Linkedin and we'll schedule a time for lunch.
Have a great day. Take care!

ABOUT 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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

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 LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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.”

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

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

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