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Posted October 22, 2015 by

Everything you need to create a winning LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is no longer optional. It’s an indispensable component of the modern job search. Unfortunately, the effective use of LinkedIn is not intuitive. In this webinar, you will learn everything you need to know to create a winning LinkedIn Profile to gain attention from employers. The webinar is conducted as a step by step demonstration to illustrate site functionality and empower you to utilize the enhancements you need to create your own LinkedIn Profile.

The webinar Everything you need to know to create a winning LinkedIn Profile features social media consultant Chaim Shapiro (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chaimshapiro), moderated by College Recruiter’s former National Account Manager Andrea McEwen-Henderson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreamcewen).

Key takeaways:

  1. Create a LinkedIn Profile featuring a consistent and winning brand.
  2. Learn how to promote yourself via LinkedIn.
  3. Discover what to include and what not to include in your Profile.
  4. Master the tips and tricks to really make your Profile stand out.

 

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  1. What are some of your best tips for students and others who are creating LinkedIn Profiles?
  • Promote your brand visually by selecting key photos.
  • Carefully select industry, headline keywords, etc., featured at the top of your LinkedIn Profile and in searches.
  • Provide links to your other social media pages or profiles so your contacts on LinkedIn can connect with you elsewhere.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to showcase academic or professional publications. Future employers and recruiters and your peers may find your publications interesting and impressive.
  • When selecting which skills to feature on your Profile, be picky, and list them in order of importance. Use the “above the fold” rule. The higher up it is on your Profile, the more likely it is to be noticed by recruiters, employers, and contacts.
  • Only feature contact on your Profile that presents you in the best possible light.
  1. When should students start reaching out to people on LinkedIn?
  • Students should create a solid LinkedIn Profile before networking on LinkedIn (before adding contacts).
  1. What is the deal with endorsements?
  • Endorsements were originally a great idea on LinkedIn, but they are often misused. Many people endorse everyone and do not use discretion. It’s best not to endorse people unless you truly have knowledge of their skill base, however, so that your endorsement really means something, and you can stand behind it.
  1. How do I choose which skills to feature on my Profile?
  • Identify people who are leaders in your field (using various search options on LinkedIn). After determining which skills those leaders feature on their own LinkedIn Profiles, mimic their selections.

Bio: Chaim Shapiro, President of Zorach Consulting, is a freelance writer, public speaker and social media consultant specializing in LinkedIn. He has presented his popular LinkedIn workshop at National Conferences, universities, public libraries and for communal organizations across the country.

Chaim is the Assistant Director of Career Services at Touro College in New York. He earned a Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel from Loyola University, Chicago, and also studied in the Institutional Leadership and Policy Studies Ph.D. program at the University Of California Riverside Graduate School Of Education. Chaim has more than 15 years of experience working in organizational administration.

 

Posted June 09, 2015 by

Finance Majors: You’re the Next Big Thing

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Accountant calculating finances. Over the shoulder view. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Jobs in finance are on the rise, and finance majors can look forward to a career full of diverse challenges and options. By 2022, financial management careers are expected to grow by 14 percent, financial analyst careers by 23 percent and careers in financial advisement by 32 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s a look at some of the reasons why this field is one of the most exciting out there today. (more…)

Posted December 26, 2014 by

5 Incredible Ways for Fresh Grads to Enrol In Internship Programs

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College graduates proudly holding diplomas. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

We all understand the importance of internship programs for a prosperous future. Fresh graduates enrolled in internship programs to get hands on experience with professional people. Some organisations pay for internships, some do not. While some companies hire interns to benefit by their updated qualification. However, if you’re a fresh grad and want to add experience to your resume then you’re reading the right content. Take a look at the information shared below to kick off your career with the best opportunity. (more…)

Posted December 09, 2014 by

Use Targeted Emails and Banners to Reach Grads, Students by School, Major, Diversity, and More

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Business hand touch email marketing concept. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You’ve probably heard the quote that you know that half of your advertising is working but you don’t know which half.  At College Recruiter, we help ensure that all of your ads work by targeting them to the grads and students who you want to reach the most.

There’s nothing worse than spending money when you don’t need to – and that’s why using targeted banner ads and emails to reach specific types of candidates is a smart move.  Instead of a ‘shotgun approach’ to hit everyone out there, College Recruiter’s targeted banner and emails deliver your ads just to the exact candidates you need to fill your entry-level jobs and internships. (more…)

Posted December 08, 2014 by

What Professions Are Popular Among Grads in 2014?

After enjoying and earning a college or university degree, many students now have to think of the future. Where can I search for a job that I want? What is there to expect after graduation? What are the most popular careers for 2014? These are but just some of the questions that almost all students have to face. With the labor market getting more and more competitive, it can be really challenging to find where you can fit in and to find a job that you really want. (more…)

Posted December 02, 2014 by

It’s All about the Candidate Experience

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Job application career apply vacancy concepts. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Recruiting really begins with the candidate – and that’s why College Recruiter is so passionate about creating an exceptional candidate experience. In order for companies to fill their entry-level and internship positions, they need a reliable flow of quality candidates – day in and day out. (more…)

Posted October 21, 2014 by

7 Underused Job Search Tricks for Grads

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Portrait of a young woman in an academic gown, future trends. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Grads looking for work have it tough, as they try to enter a difficult job market while also trying to learn the intricacies of a job search. They don’t yet know for themselves what works in a job search and what doesn’t.

For most inexperienced job seekers, the main strategy is simply to apply for jobs on major job boards, not realizing that most job openings aren’t ever posted on the likes of Monster or Workopolis. So if you want to make the most out of your job search, here are 7 job search tricks and resources that are underused by grads. (more…)

Posted July 29, 2014 by

Are You a Recent Graduate Searching for Jobs on LinkedIn? Connect with Alumni Using These 5 Tips

As a recent graduate now searching for jobs, using LinkedIn to network with alumni could help you establish connections beneficial to your career.  In the following post, learn five tips to connect with alumni on the site.

The university I attended was large, but a few years removed from college I still feel a common bond and sense of purpose whenever I meet a fellow alum. For students and grads, those alumni connections provide even more value: alumni connections are an important resource that will accelerate your networking, learning and career opportunities:

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Posted July 23, 2014 by

9 Entry-Level Cover Letter Writing Mistakes You Should Definitely Avoid

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Cover letter in word tag cloud on white background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A well written resume can impress a potential employer. However, accompanying it with half-hearted cover letter can force him to throw your resume into trash. Why? When you write a resume, it just points out your set of skills and experience. Whereas, a cover letter is viewed by most of the employers to understand how you can serve the firm in a better way. So, if your cover letter fails to tell him what he wants to know, the chances are you would not be going to get an interview call from him.

There are several mistakes that are seen and pointed out by recruiters. However, following are some common cover-letter writing blunders that entry-level job applicants usually make. (more…)

Posted June 09, 2014 by

Are Recruiters Interviewing You by Skype? Remember These Tips

Before interviewing with any recruiters by Skype, the following post has some tips to help you prepare.

Featured: Featured Several of our Campus Ambassadors are graduating and in the middle of the job hunt, and many of them have told us about the use of Skype for interviews. I spoke with our former ambassador, Caitlin Beck, who just graduated from Fordham about her experience and tips for other young grads doing Skype interviews:1. Treat it

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