10 don’ts for job hunters on social networks

  • Don’t be too technical or industry specific in your profile
  • Don’t jump on a social networking site and give the perception that you’re desperately looking for a job — just “taking” and not “giving”
  • Don’t wait until you’re laid off before building out your social networks and staying active
  • Don’t forget to check out your “online presence” or “personal branding” to make sure nothing embarrassing shows up when you Google your name
  • Don’t forget the No. 1 goal is an in-company referral and you must be willing to take action outside your comfort zone to get one
  • Don’t spend too much time in front of the screen. Phone calls and face-to-face meetings are vital
  • Don’t be afraid to reach out to anyone on the Web in your targeted area — ask questions, suggest products, share information
  • Don’t expect to log on and find a direct lead, because the best tips often come from someone on the network who is several times removed from you
  • Don’t forget to stay engaged in your field, keep up on the latest news, products and services. Check out start-ups, which can be a great place to find a job if you act fast
  • Don’t try to make friends or contacts with everyone you can on the networks; make sure it’s someone you know or have something in common with

Who’s Viewed My LinkedIN Profile

likedin-profileLinkedIN profiles are interesting thing. Your personal data stored in LinkedIN is actually the asset that LinkedIN sells. Whom to? Well to anyone interested to pay for it, even to you if you want to take your credit card out!

Here is the bait. LinkedIN tells you how many times was your profile seen in the last week, and it also tells you a bit about a few people who have seen it. If you want to know more – get ready to pay for it.

Who’s Viewed My LinkedIN Profile?

Your profile has been viewed by 9 people in the last 7 days, including:

HR Director at 3i
Someone in the Human Resources function in the Staffing and Recruiting industry from Ireland
Director at Premier Group
Someone in the Entrepreneur function in the Marketing and Advertising industry from Ireland
Someone in the Human Resources function in the Staffing and Recruiting industry from Ireland

The popularity of my LinkedIN profile in the last 7 days is listed above. It is actually quite relative to what I actually do for living, and reflects the group of people I am linked to in LinkedIN. Recruitment, staffing and HR people, from the entrepreneur to a director level, and a bit of marketing and advertising brought in to the mix.

Would you bite and pay to see who are those people who spent their time to view your profile?

BTP: Here is my public profile on LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ivanstojanovic