Free webinar: LinkedIn Job Search Fundamentals 5/5

April 29, 2015

May 5, 2015
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

LinkedIn presents a FREE webinar

LinkedIn Job Search Fundamentals

with Lindsey Pollak

Finding your dream job just got easier.

Learn strategies and best practices to leverage LinkedIn at every stage of your job search.

Lindsey will show you how to:

-Build an online profile that attracts recruiters and hiring managers

-Find more opportunities by expanding your personal network

-Send your resume to the top of the applicant list

-Learn about features included with Job Search Premium

Register online now


Free webinar: LinkedIn Job Search Fundamentals 4/7

March 31, 2015

April 7, 2015
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

LinkedIn presents a FREE webinar

LinkedIn Job Search Fundamentals

with Lindsey Pollak

Finding your dream job just got easier.

Learn strategies and best practices to leverage LinkedIn at every stage of your job search.

Lindsey will show you how to:

-Build an online profile that attracts recruiters and hiring managers

-Find more opportunities by expanding your personal network

-Send your resume to the top of the applicant list

-Learn about features included with Job Search Premium

Register online now


Free webinar: Creating a Blueprint for Job Search Success 3/31

March 24, 2015

March 31, 2015
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

ILostMyJob.com presents a free webinar

Creating a Blueprint for Job Search Success

with Donna Fedor

Re-Think & Seize Control of Your Job Search!

This webinar will focus on the path to success starting with changing your mindset. Then we will cover everything you need to do to ensure you have a solid plan and foundation. It is smart to prepare your mind so that you can go the distance and take advantage of every opportunity to have that competitive edge.

Learn:

-How to improve the way you think resulting in less frustration and more action on your search

-Powerful strategies for building your plan and strong foundation

-How you can feel the best every single day

-What relationships are absolutely necessary to drive you forward

Register online now


Free webinar: LinkedIn Job Search Fundamentals 3/3

February 24, 2015

March 3, 2015
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

LinkedIn presents a FREE webinar

LinkedIn Job Search Fundamentals

with Lindsey Pollak

Finding your dream job just got easier.

Learn strategies and best practices to leverage LinkedIn at every stage of your job search.

Lindsey will show you how to:

-Build an online profile that attracts recruiters and hiring managers

-Find more opportunities by expanding your personal network

-Send your resume to the top of the applicant list

-Learn about features included with Job Search Premium

Register online now


The 200 largest companies in metro Washington, D.C. in 2014

December 15, 2014

This year’s list of the 200 largest companies in the Washington, D.C. area, from the Washington Post.


Got branding? Make your candidacy pop

December 12, 2014

At our 40Plus meeting on Dec. 8, Shira Harrington spoke about finding your personal brand.

According to Ms. Harrington, your “tribe” is your industry or affiliation. Think about who you serve, “What is your tribe?” These will most likely be the people who can understand the technical jargon in your profession or people who can empathize with your war stories.

This is to be distinguished from your “lane” (or highway), which is who you serve, and you must ask yourself “What is your lane?” (or your career path).

“WHO” and “HOW” you serve form the first two components of four. You must also ask “WHY” you serve or isolate your value as well as in what “WAY” you serve or the qualities of how you will serve.

The three most important things you can do is to be clear about who you are and who you’re not (clarity); you must also steadfastly express your brand across all communication vehicles (consistency); and strong brands are always visible to their target audience (constancy).

Make sure your brand is consistent in your resume and LinkedIn summary. Most companies now use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), and it is important to stand out from the person next to you.

Ms. Harrington also gave the 40 Plus audience a “Passionitivity Exercise” in which she challenged everyone to find their own lane. In a four quandrant matrix, the upper left quadrant was labeled “High Motivation”, the upper right quadrant “Areas of Professional Development”, lower left quadrant “Stop-Gap Work” and lower right quadrant “Area of Disengagement” where normally the underperformers are. (Ms. Harrington’s advice to work in this area is “Don’t do it!”)

Most people lie in the “Stop-Gap Work” area, however things are changing, and more people are acknowledging that this is no longer enough. With respect to resumes, Ms. Harrington said an accomplishment should only be called out to reinforce your brand.

In conclusion, Ms. Harrington told the audience to memorize this phrase: “I need to show up before my resume does.”

Books:
• Professional Presence: A Four-Part Guide to Building Your Personal Brand by Peggy Noe Stevens
• The Brand You 50: On Fifty Ways to Transform Yourself from an ‘Employee’ into a Brand That Shouts Distinction, Commitment, and Passion! by Tom Peters
• Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future by Dorie Clark

Articles:
How to Build Your Personal Brand
Personal Branding Is A Leadership Requirement, Not a Self-Promotion Campaign


The secret to effective networking: Give to get

December 9, 2014

Tried and true advice for anyone trying to network, from Career Attraction.


Free webinar: LinkedIn Job Search Fundamentals 11/4

October 28, 2014

November 4, 2014
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

LinkedIn presents a FREE webinar

LinkedIn Job Search Fundamentals

with Lindsey Pollak

Finding your dream job just got easier.

Learn strategies and best practices to leverage LinkedIn at every stage of your job search.

Lindsey will show you how to:

-Build an online profile that attracts recruiters and hiring managers

-Find more opportunities by expanding your personal network

-Send your resume to the top of the applicant list

-Learn about features included with Job Search Premium

Register online now


Why volunteering is a smart career strategy

October 20, 2014

Volunteering brings unexpected rewards for job seekers, from Career Attraction.

40Plus offers many volunteer opportunities that will look good on your resume.


Check back for our next posts on 10/19

October 14, 2014

Our trusty blogger is taking a short break.

She’ll return on October 19 to post more handy information for you.