Posts in Job Market Trends
Dreaming of a New Executive Job? LinkedIn Says October is the Best Time to Look!

Recent LinkedIn blog posts and a CBS This Morning interview with LinkedIn’s Editor-In-Chief Dan Roth tell us that October is the month with the highest number of job openings on LinkedIn’s website. And amazingly, 89 percent of hiring managers fill those open positions in less than four weeks! With the unemployment rate at a 50-year low, it is a candidate’s market, and your competition for one of those openings will likely be lower as a result.

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Structure Your Resume and Executive Job Search Strategy to Combat Ageism

Ageism in hiring and in the workplace after you have been hired is nothing new… Here are some anti-ageism steps to take in your executive job search and career management.

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Be Mindful: Recruiters ARE LOOKING at Your Social Media Activity

Did you know that a full 87 PERCENT of recruiters use LinkedIn to reach out to potential candidates? And that the vast majority of employers weigh your positive or negative presence in social media heavily in making hiring decisions?

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Wall Street Journal: If You’re Ignoring LinkedIn, You’re Hurting Your Career

Still scoffing about LinkedIn as not worth your time? Sixty-one percent of members visit LinkedIn only every few weeks (or even less often). This is unfortunate, because LinkedIn is a great resource for keeping tabs on what is going on in your industry, searching for and winning a new job….

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Your LinkedIn Contact Network: Build it Big for Maximum Career Benefits

Bigger isn’t always better, but in the case of LinkedIn networks it definitely is. As the world of work and professional networking has evolved with the advent of the online network, so has LinkedIn. Although the official advice is still to connect with those you know, LinkedIn’s features in fact encourage just the opposite.

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