Friday, October 23, 2009

Your LinkedIn *Status Bar* - Tips for Job Seekers

Timing is Everything!

No matter what your update, make sure it is no more than 2 days old! How would you react if you were a recruiter and someone’s status update were a month old? Or even 2 weeks old? How would you know whether their status were still current?

If you’re not going to update your profile every few days as a job hunter, you’ll be better off not using the status bar at all. Put what you’re doing in your Summary statement so it stays the same and doesn’t look like you’ve neglected it.


Keep it specific. Keep it positive. Keep it current.

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