Written by Lisa Rangel, Executive Resume Writer
Using LinkedIn to advance your job search and career prospects is a key component of an effective career management plan. “What do you say to a connection?” is what I am often asked by job seekers. Well, there is a great tool on LinkedIn (and now other related websites) that can help you track your contacts advancement and changes, which can give you great fodder to send that engaging email or make that captivating call.… Continue Reading…
“Follow Your Bliss” – Joseph Campbell
Changing careers can be a daunting task, but only if you are unsure how to capitalize on the skill set that you already have. Using LinkedIn’s Skills & Expertise Search function can help you identify new career path to pursue that enable you to leverage your current skill set, while allowing you to maximize your earning potential while doing something you love to do. This combination can help you be happier in your next job.
UTILIZE LINKEDIN’S SKILLS & EXPERTISE SEARCH FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY
For example, if you have exceptional Contract Negotiation skills and want to apply these skills to a different industry, here is how you can unearth targeted industries to utilize your skills in a new manner. Go to the LinkedIn Skills & Expertise Search page located here: http://ow.ly/bfCWg Type in “Contract Negotiations” into the search field, which will bring you to a landing page with a wealth of information to start your research on locating new areas to apply your Contract Negotiation skill set.
The information on this landing page will list Connections within your three degrees that have Contract Negotiation expertise, Related Companies that hire and have hired individuals with Contract Negotiation experience, Jobs that require Contract Negotiation skills, Groups that value Contract Negotiations abilities, and Related Skills that can help foster other career path ideas. Here is how you can use these five areas to identify your new career path.… Continue Reading…