How To Create A Successful LinkedIn Profile, In One Easy Graphic

LinkedIn is increasingly becoming an essential tool for maintaining professional relationships and networking.  When I taught a course on the higher education job search, I tried to find a simple, comprehensive guide to creating a successful LinkedIn profile.  There are a lot of them out there, but many are lacking in one area or another.  Well, my search is over and it comes in the form of the following graphic courtesy of the folks over at leisurejobs.com.  This graphic is quite simply the best and most comprehensive I have found.  If I… Read More

Facebook Graph Search Just Made Your Job Search More Interesting

Facebook Graph Search proves just how important building up your social network contacts can be.  This new search feature, which has been slowly rolling out over the past few months, allows one to make “micro-level” searches.  For instance, you can search for “my friends that like Lionel Richie” or “my family that visited Peoria.”  These are just a few suggestions, but the options go much much further.  If you have the feature through Facebook, you can try their guided tour here. In any event, I recently discovered how incredibly useful this can… Read More