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LinkedIn: Recent Changes and What Executives Need to Know Now

 

LinkedIn recently rolled out new changes.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • Changes to the LinkedIn profile
  • Changes to the search function
  • Changes to the tracking metrics
  • Changes to messaging.

LinkedIn recent changesTo me, LinkedIn changes are like cell phone upgrades. When they first happen, my routine is disrupted and I feel like I’m hemorrhaging/wasting time trying to figure it out. And then within a week or two, at most, I have a new routine. And I am just as entrenched and loyal to the new phone and new routine as I was to the prior phone and routine.

And then life runs smoothly.  Until they change it … again. Rinse. Repeat. So here we are again.

So even though LinkedIn rolled out a series of new updates, I’m here to tell you that it’s going to be okay.  You may need to click a new button or go to a new place to find what you’re looking for, but it’s all still there, more or less.

I’ll cover the main updates and help you resume a routine to remain productive in no time.Continue Reading…

6 Ways to Stand out in a Tough Job Market – U.S.News & World Report Interview

Read this U.S. News & World Report article where I am interviewed by Careers Expert Miriam Salpeter in her On Careers Column on 10/23/2011.

When you’re looking for a job, it’s easy to fall into the trap of applying and waiting to hear from an employer to see if you won a chance to interview. What’s the problem with this “apply only” strategy (also known as “spray and pray”)? It puts too much power into other people’s hands. Job seekers who seize control of their searches have a much better chance of landing opportunities than those who spend all of their time looking for open opportunities and applying. Lisa Rangel is managing director of Chameleon Resumes, contributor to Michelle A. Riklan and David Riklan’s, 101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career, and author of the ebook, The Do-It-Yourself Branded Resume Kit.

As a search firm recruitment leader for over 13 years who partnered with Fortune 500 and boutique firms to source top talent, she sat on the proverbial “other side of the desk,” hiring people to fill clients’ positions. She advises job seekers to take steps to ensure it’s easy to find them for the jobs they want. “Posting an ad to recruit for an open position is one of the last tactics a recruiter wants to use,” Rangel says. Once a position is available online, many recruiters receive a plethora of ill-qualified applicants. [See The 50 Best Careers for 2011.]

Rangel advises candidates to distinguish themselves from the rest of the applicant pool using these techniques:Continue Reading…