LinkedIn Tips for Jobseekers

There seems to be a lot of downsizing and reorganizing going on in companies in the region, which has led to the growth of our organization with a lot of new jobseekers, even though we have a mix of employed and self-employed who come to learn and network. Some of our members have outplacement services available to them and others do not. For many folks, they are like “deer in headlights” and don’t know what to…

Use LinkedIn to Thank Veterans for Their Service

So exactly what is a veteran? “A veteran – whether active duty, discharged, retired or reserve – is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America, for an amount of up to, and including, his/her life.” Thank you to John O’Brien, who shared this quote in a recent article in the Concord Monitor. I am so very thankful for all the men and women…

Tactics & Strategies for Getting Out (& Staying Out of Debt)

GUEST AUTHOR BIO:Audrey Plum is a former financial advisor, now stay-at-home mom, who writes about all things finance. She’s passionate about helping others reach their financial goals, after having gone through several struggles herself. When she isn’t working, you can find her in her kitchen cooking for her friends and family.___________________________________________________________ In an economy where student debt is the commonplace and housing prices are skyrocketing, paying off debt is often seen as the ultimate financial goal.…

Add emojis, icons, and symbols to your LinkedIn profile

Symbols can be a fun touch and add a little “fun factor” to your LinkedIn profile, but use spaces before and after them. It’s better to be safe than sorry, especially if it’s a keyword that you don’t want to to be missed. Without knowing the algorithm for sure, best practices are to have spaces before and after your keywords and treat them just as you would find them in a dictionary.♛ ✆ ☎ ✉…

LinkedIn Outreach & Being the Voice on Hiring People with Autism or Asperger’s

#TW Trigger Warning People who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Asperger’s Syndrome, like anyone else, have their strengths as well as weaknesses. It’s a spectrum disorder, so ranges from high (verbal) to low (nonverbal) functioning and everything in between. For many, it’s an invisible disability and individuals may be keeping it as a deep dark secret, only to find themselves unsuccessful in their social interactions at work. >>> Please read to the end with my call…

Happy Fri-YAY with 7 LinkedIn Tips

Although the LinkedIn algorithm will probably remain a mystery to us outsiders, some LinkedIn experts have been doing some research and testing lately and here is a recap of some useful tips from their recent posts. Use only 3 hashtags in a postTry a text only post of 1300 characters or less that does not have any tagging or hashtags and see how that performs for views and comments.Note that if you have a link to…

Do you have a LinkedIn company page to promote your business?

There are many businesses that have not taken advantage of an extra free landing page, otherwise known as a company page. If you don’t know how to do this, LinkedIn has step-by-step instructions.LinkedIn will prompt you for a logo, description, location, and more. You will enter your website, phone number, industry, company size, headquarters location, type of entity, when founded, and specialties (which are keywords).  Some companies may post jobs and you can also see the…