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3 Knock-Out Social Media Tips To Save Time In Finding & Landing The Job You Want

May 21, 2014 By Jewel Bracy DeMaio | 1 Comment

questionsOne of the biggest worries that can plague you during the job search process is, “Am I doing this right? Is there something else I should do to get where I need to go relatively quickly?” Let’s make sure you have a road map when it comes to social media for job search. I want to give you some time-saving secrets you can use immediately to get your profile intro in tip-top shape and make yourself easy to find.

Specifically, let’s concentrate on how to transform your LinkedIn summary quickly. This is your 2,000-character space to showcase brand Y.O.U. The summary is the 1st thing anyone on LinkedIn will see about you. It’s your 30-second commercial of sorts, and it sets the entire tone for what’s coming up in the rest of your profile. In your summary, concentrate on 3 things: who you are, what you do, and the value you bring.

Here’s why these 3 elements are important: you need to be confident about what you offer and confident in expressing it. Breaking it down to these 3 things takes some of the mystery out of how this is done, and done right, and will help you start off with a knock-out intro.

linkedin logoNow, “do”s and “don’t”s. Who you are: It’s perfectly acceptable to begin with “I” or “my,” because on LinkedIn, it’s as if you’re having a conversation directly with another person. For example: “My career has made me a genuine global citizen, providing leadership in Fortune 500 firms headquartered in 5 countries.” What you do: You can literally begin with these words: “What I do is travel to different sites to assess their operations, identify opportunities for improvement, then drive change, typically resulting in multi-million dollar savings.” Follow that up with the value you bring. For example: “Under my leadership, in my role with XYZ, Inc., we were able to reduce expenses $3.1 million in just the 1st year.”

Whether you’re relatively new to LinkedIn, or have had your account for some time and just need to refresh, you can apply those actionable items to make a meaningful change in your LinkedIn summary today. I’d love to hear what YOU think about this approach to making a stand-out LinkedIn summary. Let me know in the comments.

Jewel Bracy DeMaio

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CareerToolbox international, LLC

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Comment (1)

  1. Lynnette Dobberpuhl says:

    It is really helpful to have some concrete tips! I agree that confidence is important. Thank you for the post!

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