How to use Linkedin if unemployed #1

Danielle Beauparlant Moser, Career Strategist with the Blended Learning Team begins our new career break audio series on tips for using LinkedIn if you are unemployed.

Many of those out of work have a hard time figuring out these new online tools they need to be on. Hopefully these tips will help. (download mp3) 1 min

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First, under professional headline, be sure to leverage your brand, that is, say what you DO! I could just say Career Coach on mine, but instead it’s my BRAND and reads: Career Strategist & Executive coach, teaching others to leverage social media to manage their careers! See the difference in the impact?

Next, under Current profession, leave it BLANK. If you put nothing under the section, it won’t show up under your public profile. The recruiters and hiring authorities with which I regularly network say they would rather see the current section blank than filled with nonsense like “CEO of Branding Me.”

View all our Linkedin tips for unemployed series.

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