This month we're focused on Holiday Job Search and 2011 planning. Last week we delivered a special holiday job search webinar for UC Berkeley's Haas alumni. This week and next we'll follow up with one:one coaching. Sign up at www.time2marketu.com if we can help. What clients say...
Here's where Megan made a HUGE difference, and why I decided to work with her. She listens, and our conversations got me thinking about my strategy and developing a proactive plan. Her suggestions on approach, timing and planning created a huge breakthrough and a game changer. While the economy has slowed things for those looking for new roles, and this slowdown has made the search process more challenging, thanks to Megan's help, I discovered key search and selling methodologies that helped me land the right job at the right time - last year during the holiday season. Thank you again! Jon Russo, CMO
My 5 recommendations to Senior Executives for maximizing a LinkedIn profile are: 1. Customize your URL and insert your web sites. You will improve your visibility via sites and in Google search rankings. 2. Complete your profile 100% with picture and recommendations, so people know it’s you among others with a similar name, and they see what you are known for among others. 3. Build your network! Establishing your presence and collecting invites is nice, but you miss a lot without participating. With a larger network you can leverage your LinkedIn presence and tools for results. 4. Key words –yes! Really think about this for your personal branding – who uses the technology to search for you, and what words do they search? You can test this by monitoring how many times you come up in searches daily. Some Senior Exeuctives put a bio and only headings for employment, so words and terms need to really count and specialties help. 5. Use and watch updates and applications postings (e.g., travel, press releases, blogs, events, slides, etc.) to keep up-to-date with people and connect.
In the three years I’ve been testing LinkedIn and watching it evolve, it just gets better. Have fun!
Asa Aarons interviewed a coaching colleague today on NY1 to discuss career coaching. Gail focuses on helping college grads identify and transition into new roles. You can take her assessment by clicking here. It's quick and fun and may give you some ideas on possible career matches. Her interview segment can be viewed by clicking here. (Too bad I can't embed the video!) Tips are relevant to all! Good interview, Gail! Thank you for sharing.