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Posted March 10, 2016 by

LinkedIn tip #4: Contact information

To share or not to share contact information on LinkedIn?

This video and article will answer that question.

Whether you’re a new LinkedIn user or a pro, expert Chaim Shapiro, Assistant Director of Career Services at Touro College and award-winning social media consultant, will help you improve your LinkedIn profile. This short video and article is part 4 in a 10-part series, Top 10 LinkedIn tips with Chaim Shapiro, for college students, recent graduates, and job seekers who want to improve their LinkedIn profiles while searching for jobs and networking online.

This video, hosted by College Recruiter’s Content Manager Bethany Wallace, provides an overview of options for sharing various pieces of personal contact information on LinkedIn.


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Shapiro emphasizes the importance of providing basic contact information on LinkedIn when job searching and networking online. For example, job seekers might want to provide their email addresses or even phone numbers but not their mailing addresses for privacy purposes. Shapiro also encourages job seekers to share links to other websites, including personal websites and Twitter accounts, to maximize social networking opportunities and business opportunities.

Shapiro believes it’s a good idea to include adequate contact information. Contact information is visible to your connections and is viewable in your summary on LinkedIn (which can be included on your public profile). If recruiters and talent acquisition professionals search for you on LinkedIn, they can easily contact you without having to pay to send you an InMail message through LinkedIn if your email address or other contact information is viewable and readily available on LinkedIn.

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 December 03, 2014 by

Not Every Employer has the Brand of Google

Highway signpost with Employer Branding wording

Highway signpost with Employer Branding wording. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

There are a few companies out there that every candidate knows – Google, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, and so on.

Then there are the rest of us. Our organizations provide as good of a work environment as the ‘big boys’ – maybe better! But if candidates don’t know who we are, our hiring efforts become more challenging. (more…)

Posted August 22, 2014 by

6 Superb Tips On Effective Communication With Millennials

Young relaxed successful businessman in the city

Young relaxed successful businessman in the city. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

For those who do not know, Millennial, also termed as Gen Y, is the generation that is age between 17 and 33 or the ones who were born between 1976 and 2001. It is the new version of the generation X genes currently dominating the workplace, making their moves in an aggressive yet efficient way.

One of the biggest problems with this generation is communication. In order to communicate with them and convey your message in a proper manner, you must know that exactly what factors can help you convey your message in an effective manner.

Hence, following are a few important tips that can help you keep your communication with the millennials smooth and successful. (more…)

Posted July 01, 2014 by

5 Best Job Hunting Tips For Millennials

Jacob Shriar

Jacob Shriar, Growth Manager of Officevibe

Searching for a job is incredibly hard, especially for a millennial.

Millennials don’t really have a lot of experience, so they need to get creative in the way that they hunt for jobs. Fortunately, Millennials were raised on technology, so they can learn a lot of these lessons very quickly, and chances are, are doing similar activities anyways.

I am a millennial, and I can say that these tips have worked for me. To be honest, I wish I would have thought of these sooner. I only really applied these tips later on in life, and I potentially could have had an even greater job now. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job, but we never know what could have been. (more…)

Posted February 10, 2014 by

About to Graduate and Begin Your Entry Level Job Search? Here’s Your Checklist

It won’t be long now before you graduate from college and begin your entry level job search.  The following post includes a checklist of things to consider on your way to finding employment.

We’re locked deeply into winter, and yet spring will soon, well, spring… and many college students will have only days remaining in their college career. Right about then, the question turns from “Will I ever get my degree?” to “What am I going to do with that degree?” Let’s start warming up your job search now, and

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