I'm a big fan of LinkedIn. It makes sense, right? I'm in the business of connecting with people, and LinkedIn makes it easy for me to connect. Most importantly, it makes it easier for me to "find people." The "right" people.
Here's my free advice regarding LinkedIn: don't wait until you are in the middle of a job search to begin connecting with people in your industry. The time to start building your network is today. The time to make an introduction with the experts and leaders in your industry is today.
I'm not advocating that you must connect with thousands of people to derive benefit from LinkedIn. I'm suggesting that you use LinkedIn to connect with the "right" people. The right people are those who can assist you in your job search efforts.
Geoff Peterson's a smart guy, and he's put together a terrific 30 minute tutorial to help you build your LinkedIn network. 30 minutes sounds like a big time investment, but it's worth the effort to help you get the most benefit from this excellent tool.
Check out Geoff's site, StaffBytes, and his LinkedIn video: HERE.
If you're interested in connecting with me on LinkedIn, send me an invitation: wirelessheadhunter.@gmail.com
Since you recommend LinkedIn, I thought you will be interested to
know that my company, eGrabber (www.egrabber.com), has just
released a LinkedIn to Excel Automation Tool.
This tool enables recruiters to capture and import all LinkedIn profiles
from LinkedIn search results into Excel with a single click!
There is no programming to do. This tool can be given to admins
and others to help create an initial database of prospects.
The tool automatically opens each individual profile and imports
every attribute from the LinkedIn profile into a column in Excel.
All formatting is automatically and professionally handled.
Recruiters can quickly shortlist candidates and forward the Excel
list to hiring managers. Links within Excel allow hiring managers
to directly access resume. This is a real time saver!
For more information, please visit
Business Development Associate, eGrabber.com
Developers of resume sourcing tools for 12+ years
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