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Posted March 18, 2016 by

LinkedIn tip #10: Searching connections

Do you understand the power of searching your LinkedIn contacts’ connections?

This video, the final tip in a series of 10 by expert Chaim Shapiro, will help you better understand how to harness the power of searching your connections’ connections on LinkedIn to build your network online and search effectively for jobs using LinkedIn.

Chaim Shapiro, Assistant Director of Career Services and expert social media consultant, is hosted by College Recruiter’s Content Manager Bethany Wallace. This video series, Top 10 LinkedIn tips with Chaim Shapiro, helps college students, recent grads, and job seekers of all ages make the most of LinkedIn’s various features when searching for internships and entry-level jobs.


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Shapiro helps viewers discover that searching through their contacts’ connections on LinkedIn is a multi-layered process which can provide them with leads to potential new contacts of their own. This is helpful for college students and grads who are embarking on their own job search.

LinkedIn users can search through one of their contacts’ connections by job title or keyword, for example, and then click on “advanced search.” At that point, users can search by geographic location, company, or any other criteria.

For more of Chaim Shapiro’s top 10 LinkedIn tips, subscribe to College Recruiter’s YouTube channel, follow College Recruiter’s blog, and follow College Recruiter on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Chaim Shapiro, M.Ed. is the Assistant Director of Career Services at Touro College, 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 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. He has more than 12 years of experience working in college administration.

Posted August 18, 2014 by

How Social Networking Sites Are Recruiting Students

Smiling students looking at laptop at school

Smiling students looking at laptop at school. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In the 21st century social media sites are providing a way for employees to directly connect to high post employers. The extraordinary growth of social media platforms provides access to a large number of people who are looking for experienced and qualified people. Moreover, social media sites make it possible for job seekers to find out and contact a potential employer individually. However, if you are a college student and looking for a job for the first time in your life then you are at the right spot. Review the information provided below to know how social networking sites will land you on a perfect job. (more…)

Posted July 03, 2014 by

Should YOU Use The Job Title In Your Resume?

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

In a word, YES! Suppose an employer is in the market for a sales manager or a legal assistant or a registered nurse or a licensed carpenter. The most important words he or she will look for on a job seeker’s resume will be the job title.

So be sure to place the job title in the Summary Statement or Professional Profile of your resume in order to attract immediate attention. (more…)

Posted March 18, 2014 by

Writing Resumes in Search of Jobs for Recent College Graduates? Don’t Follow These 5 Rules

It looks like some of the rules for writing resumes have changed.  So, when creating yours in search of jobs for recent college graduates, the following post has five rules you should not follow.

Many of the “rules” have changed. Technological advances and the economic downturn have combined in recent years to create a significant effect on what works, and doesn’t work, as you job search. Resumes are no exception…

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Posted March 06, 2014 by

The Job Search Practices to Know About to Land Entry Level Jobs

Recent graduates, if you have not been hired for entry level jobs, it might be because you don’t know what can get you hired in today’s job market.  The following post shares some job search practices you should know about to boost your employment chances.

I’ve helped a lot of candidates flesh out their job search strategy, including the changes and improvements they need to make to their job search. When I think about the ways recruiting has been transformed in the last few years, a lot of changes have happened “behind the scenes”. That’s to say that if you’re a recruiter

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Posted February 28, 2014 by

Searching Jobs for Recent College Graduates? You May Want to Consider Google Plus for Your Job Search

While you might not have thought about using Google Plus to search jobs for recent college graduates, the following post offers seven tips to help you make the social media site a part of your job search.

Using Google+ in your job search – is it useful? Essential? Too much in addition to the other social media you already use? In this article I’ll share with you my thoughts on the effectiveness of using Google+ in your job search – along with the steps you can follow to get yourself up and running as a Google+ job

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Posted October 15, 2013 by

Can You Land an Entry Level Job with Your Resume? 15 Signs It Might Need a Professional Touch

In order to land an entry level job, you want to create a resume that leaves potential employers with a positive impression of you as a candidate.  If you’re having trouble finding employment, it might be time to get a professional touch on your resume.  Learn 15 signs why in the following post.

Many clients come to me, exasperated and at wits end. They’ve been sending out resumes for months, they say, and “not hearing back.” Then when I look at their resume, I think, “Oh why didn’t you find help sooner!” If you’re wavering about

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