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The Top Most Viewed Linkedin Profiles

February 12, 2013

Approximately 2 Millionen Users just received a message from Linkedin with the name and the message: “Your Name, congratulations! You have one of the top 1% most viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012.” And probably you have seen messages on Twitter or Linkedin like: “Hurray! I Have One of the Top 1% most vied LinkedIn Profiles.”

If you want to know who are the top 10 Most Viewed Profiles on Linkedin – see List below.

There is one golden rule for views on Linkedin: The more views a profile gets the more likely this profile will generate a so called lead. A lead could be a proposal for a job, a proposal for a business or a partnership, or a new network contact that can open new doors, or an invitation to an event to present on your topic, etc. …

If you would like to get a feel who these top profiles are that made it into the Top 1% Most Viewed Profiles on Linkedin in 2012, I have compiled a list in slideshare presentation:
The top most viewed profiles on linkedin

I have created a Linkedin Benchmark survey with two questions to get a better feel how many views Your Linkedin Profile has compared to other Profile:
The Linkedin Profile Views Benchmark Survey

The Top 10 List of the Most Viewed Profiles on Linkedin:

1) Barack Obama: Current President of the United States of America.
526 270 Views in 2012. Reference

2) Wayne Breitbarth: Bestselling author, trainer and speaker on using Linkedin

3) Reid Hoffman: Co-founder of Linkedin

4) JD Gershbein: Expert on Social Branding for Linkedin Profiles

5) Jeff Weiner: CEO at Linkedin

6) Tim O’Reilly: Adviser at Code for Amercia

7) M. Taner Aktas: One of the top connected people on Linkedin and the first in the top 10 from outside the USA – he is from Turkey

8) Mike O’Neill: Speaker and Corporate B2B Linkedin Sales Trainer

9) Viveka von Rosen: Author of Wiley’s “Linkedin Marketing: Hour a Day”

10) Greig Wells: Jobsearch Sites

Further well-known Linkedin Users who are not in the top ten

11) Jason Alba: Author of “I’m on Linkedin – Now what”

88) Darren Rowse: Famous Blogger

Career Advise – Listen to the Wisdom of the Linkedin Crowd – Big Data and Hr

January 17, 2013

Who is more likely to become the next CEO in a company – the CFO, the COO or the CIO ?

Well, ask the Linkedin crowd. There are now more than 200 Million Profiles on Linkedin and even most of the Senior Executives of the Fortune 500 companies have setup their profile. Now is the time to use the wisdom of the Linkedin crowd and start planning your career.

Of the current CEOs on Linkedin:
No.1: 110 000 have been the CIO in the past
No.2: 46 100 were the CFO in the past and
No.3: 37 400 had the COO Role in the past.

Well, guess what you might want to consider studying before going for your MBA or EMBA ?

Lately there has been a lot of research on crowd wisdom or swarm intelligence.
And it is a key source for great insights and forecasts. Just lately the swarm intelligence research of Peter Gloor MIT helped to predict correctly the outcome of the US presidential election in 2012.

The Linkedin Crowd will also tell you what university or business school to choose if you aspire to be the next CIO, CFO or COO….

What else would you like to ask the Linkedin Crowd ? Leave a comment and I will ask the Linkedin crowd for the answer…

Linkedin SEO – How to be found on Linkedin – what keywords should I choose and what else matters ?

January 16, 2013
Linkedin Profile

Linkedin Profile

Well, there you are with your new state of the art best practice Linkedin Profile which is extremely well worded and your picture taken by a professional photographer. You are ready to land a fantastic new job through a recruiter coming across your profile, but month and month passes and nothing ever happens….
What is going on here ?

First of all there are now more than 200 Million Profiles on Linkedin and steadily growing. How should a recruiter find you ? Not every recruiter has the Linkedin Recruiter Version which allows him or her to search through all the Linkedin profiles. And even if he or she did, how would your Linkedin Profile turn up in the top 10 search results of this recruiter ?

Linkedin Connections and Network

Linkedin Connections and Network

There are a number of steps you can do:
1) Check Appearances in Search Results
2) See the number of people in your Network
3) Look at the quality of your network connections and the Linkedin Groups you have joined
4) Analyse Keywords – do you know them and do you use those in the best way ?

How to go about it ?
1. First Login into your Linkedin Account.
2. On the right pane as shown in the picture above you will see how big your network currently is and if your profile appeared in search results.

1) Check Appearances in Search Results
3. In the section Who’s Viewed Your Profile click on the “Your Profile has been viewed by x people in the past x x” Link.
4. On the right upper side of the displayed new page click on the “Appearances in Search” Tab under Trends. Study the search appearances graph over the last 90 days.

Linkedin Profile appearances in Search Results over 90 days period

Linkedin Profile appearances in Search Results over 90 days period

Clearly if you have a low total number of search appearances you have got to do some work which will be

2) See the number of people in your Network
5. Go back to your main page and look again there at your stats. This time the stats of “YOUR LINKEDIN NETWORK” (see picture “Linkedin Connections and Network” above ) are in focus. There is a clear statistical link between the number of professionals within your Linkedin Network and Appearances in Search Results. The smaller your network the more likely your Linkedin Profile will not appear in searches. Why is that ?
If a Linkedin User does not have the Linkedin Recruiter version any search for a Linkedin Profile will be limited to the number of professionals in one’s own network. If you do not belong to this network your Profile will not show up. And this will bring you to step

3) Look at the quality of your network connections
If you have still a small professional network the first thing you need to do is to connect to more people to enlarge your network as well as join the largest groups on Linkedin and also the Linkedin Groups related to your professional area. Member of your Linkedin Groups will also appear in Searches – so you do not have to be necessarily connected with these Profiles, they do not have to be part of your professional network.

How do you identify the quality connections and the best Linkedin groups ?
There are many ways.
6. First of all connect to all the people within your existing professional network that are on Linkedin.
7. Second look through your preferred job boards and identify the names of the recruiter if displayed or the company they are working for. Start searching for these recruiters or companies on Linkedin and see if you can connect to the individual. If these people are not yet within your reach in Linkedin see in which Linkedin Groups they are a member of. Join these groups. Now you should be able to invite them into your professional network.
8. Join large external industry groups and get a member list as well and join their Linkedin group if they have one already.
9. After you have started to extend your Linkedin Network see again if your Appearances in Searches went up compared to the first time you did your analysis.

The next thing is for you to appear in the top search results. This is step No.

4) Analyse Keywords – do you know them and do you use those in the best way ?
10. I would recommend you to take this step once you have a large enough network on Linkedin. From your own job searches in job boards as well as from the description of the open positions that you would consider extract the main keywords. This should be the words that recruiters will use to find a Linkedin Profile.
11. Use one of these keywords and do a search on Linkedin in the people category – see example in the picture below.
The Search is on top right of your Linkedin Account Main Page.

Use the Linkedin Search with your keyword

Use the Linkedin Search with your keyword

12. The first result you get will be ordered by relevance. In this step you could analyse the first three top profiles and see how they used the keyword in their profiles. In Relevance mainly the people usually the first level connections will show up in the top ten results.
Better is to do one more step to find the best optimized SEO Linkedin Profile for your keyword:
13. Change the Filter (Sort by: ) of the Search Results from Relevance to Keywords (see picture below):

Linkedin Search Results Sort by Keywords

Linkedin Search Results Sort by Keywords

14. Now in the new result list study the top profiles that appear. See how and how often these Linkedin members used the keyword in their Linkedin Profiles.

If you do not have the premium Linkedin membership you cannot view the Profiles of your 3rd Level connection or the Linkedin Members within your Linkedin Groups. On top the premium Linkedin Membership allows you to see what keywords were used by Linkedin Users who finally came to view your profile.

Additonally with the Premium Version you can view the whole list of Linkedin Members who viewed your profile. Once you have optimised your Linkedin Profile it may be worth while to pay for the premium membership for some months to see what keywords attracted people to come to your profile.

Some more useful advise by experts:
How to Optimize Your Linkedin Profile For High SEO Ranking
One of the key advises in the post – complete your Linkedin Profile in the most optimal way.
Linkedin has these character limits per  section in your Linkedin Profile:

  • Headline – 120 Characters
  • Status Field – 140 Characters
  • Summary – 2,000 Characters
  • Specialties – 500 Characters
  • Company Name – 100 Characters
  • Position (Job) Title – 100 Characters
  • Position Description – 2,000 Characters
  • Interests – 1,000 Characters

Linkedin: Why your profile never gets views, and how you can fix it (case study) at zdnet
Citation from this excellent post by a master in SEO Stephen Chapman:
“If you hope to come up in someone’s search for keywords related to your profile, you either need to essentially spam your profile with those keywords, be in a LinkedIn group related to those keywords, or you had better be connected with someone the person searching is connected to. Long story short, LinkedIn appears to favor networks of connected people, LinkedIn groups, and profiles chock-full of the same keyword(s).” Also the author Stephen Chapman – the SEO experts – shows some very good examples of his case study what I would recommend on how not do it. To be found is one thing, but to be attractive another. If it is obvious to a recruiter or a prospective client that you just optimized your Linkedin Profile to rank very high, this might turn actually your visitors to your profile away. I would advise you to study closely how to optimize but yet not loose the quality of your Linkedin Profile. To put it in other words very good products usually have also a very good marketing and so should a very good Linkedin Profile too.
Stephen summarized his expert advise in two sections for seeking an employee and seeking a job. I recommend to read it.

Linkedin SEO: How to Increase the Visibility of Your Business Profile
Some more useful advise also for company pages on Linkedin.

Optimizing Your Linkedin Profile to Improve SEO for Your Company
If you teach your employees how to create compelling Linkedin Profile it will also benefit your brand as well your employer branding. This slideshare shows you what to consider.
I was quite successful with my Linkedin Profile (www.linkedin.com/in/peterpalme) to attract Top Talents to my current employer who otherwise would not have considered us. 

The 13 Sneakiest Linkedin SEO Tips to Boost Your Profile’s View
Further useful tactics to optimize your  SEO Succsess on Linkedin

7 Things You Need to Know About Linkedin Search
In this excellent post you get a deeper insight on how Linkedin Search works when the search results are displayed by relevance. Worth reading.

My Part in LinkedIn’s 200 Million Member Milestone

linkedin.com

Hurray! I have one of the top 1% most viewed @LinkedIn profiles for 2012. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/profile/1/040/20b?trk=200li

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Linkedin Endorsements – Performance Indicator for the Attractiveness of Your Linkedin Profile

The Top Job Search Strategies on Linkedin

Is Linkedin helping you to find the next job or is it still a wishful thinking ?

12 Ways to Use LinkedIn Today

Top Eight Linkedin Learning Resources

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Linkedin Profile – Free Best Practice Course on Udemy

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Continuous Job & Career Development

Linkedin Endorsements – Performance Indicator for the Attractiveness of Your Linkedin Profile

January 14, 2013
Example of Linkedin Endorsement for Skills and Expertise

Example of Linkedin Endorsement for Skills and Expertise

Linkedin Endorsements are one of a few key performance indicators about the attractiveness of your Linkedin Profile – your professional brand image.

The number of endorsements per Skill & Expertise over time will indicate what your professional network recognizes or has recognized as one of your key professional skills and expertise.

This is positive as long as the skills and expertise endorsed are the ones you want to be known for and are the ones you want to work with going forward.

It might be less favourable in the cases when your key skill and expertise endorsed is in the professional area you actually want to leave behind, grow out of or if this competence has become a commodity in the job market.

In these cases you have the option to hide the endorsements in your Linkedin Profile – you are not able to delete those. You can hide all the endorsement for one skill & expertise or selectively per person who endorsed you for it.

How to do it ?
1) Login to your Linkedin Profile
2) Select in Menu Profile -> the Item Edit Profile
3) Scroll to the Skills & Expertise Seciton in your profile
4) Select the blue Pen icon to edit it
5) Select the Manage Endorsements Tab
6) Click on the Skill & Expertise to see the endorsements
7) Deselect the tick box next to the person who has endorsed you

Reference:
How to Make the Most out of Linkedin Endorsements

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The Top Profiles on Linkedin to Learn From

Top 10 Largest Groups on Linkedin

Linkedin How to Hide Your Job Hunt From Your Current Employer ?

Linkedin Endorsements – Performance Indicator for the Attractiveness of Your Linkedin Profile

The Top Job Search Strategies on Linkedin

Is Linkedin helping you to find the next job or is it still a wishful thinking ?

12 Ways to Use LinkedIn Today

Top Eight Linkedin Learning Resources

My Alltop on Linkedin

Linkedin Profile – Free Best Practice Course on Udemy

My Learning Journey as manager of the Linked:HR EMEA group on Linkedin

Continuous Job & Career Development

Continuous Job & Career Development

September 10, 2012

What is shared on Twitter: tips & tricks to improve your job search,  career development, linkedin profile and advice on recruiting and open positions (jobs).

Tuesday, 30th October 2012:

Job Seekers: Employers Are Watching You on Social Media – WSJ.com

Top 10 Largest Groups on Linkedin
How to Recruit Hidden Talent [INFOGRAPHIC]
Now We’re Getting It – Total Rewards Critical To Engagement (When Done Right)

http://paper.li/ppalme/1345471627

Wednesday, 24th October 2012:
      LinkedIn Blog » LinkedIn’s Most InDemand Employers: European Rankings Unveiled
        The Smartest People Prefer Twitter To LinkedIn And Facebook, Research Shows [STUDY] – AllTwitter
       10 Ways to Capture Leads Using LinkedIn
http://paper.li/ppalme/1345471627

Thursday, 20th September 2012:
 How Difficult Will It Be to Hire a Project Manager? – Jobs. Trends. Insight. 
No LinkedIn Profile? You Might Be Invisible
LinkedIn best practice tips: to connect or not?
Women Win Facebook, Twitter, Zynga; Men Get LinkedIn, Reddit [INFOGRAPHIC]
… and more
http://paper.li/ppalme/1345471627#

Wednesday, 19th September 2012:
(1)   10 Jobs That Grew More Than 30 Percent This Year
(2)   Insider Secrets: How Recruiters Are Hiring Candidates in 2012 – Social-Hire
(3)   LinkedIn Quick Tip: Professional Headline
(4)   6 LinkedIn Habits to Quit: You’re Not on Facebook Anymore
… and more
http://paper.li/ppalme/1345471627#

Tuesday, 18th September 2012:

  1. 40 Ways to Get Banned From the Top 5 Social Networks
  2. Best Way to Introduce Yourself
  3. 5 Steps To Connect With People Outside Your Network On LinkedIn
  4. Top 10 Tips for Authentic Networking « Raeallan – Bobby Umar
  5. Companies that Use Social Media to Recruit Have Lower Turnover
    … and more
    http://paper.li/ppalme/1345471627#

Monday, 17th September 2012:

Friday, 15th September 2012:
♥   The Cheating Boyfriend – ERE.net
Are You Committing Career Suicide on LinkedIn?
55 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business | Business Unplugged
Top 10 Job Hunting Tips for Recent Graduates
How to tell if you have found a sales superstar in an interview
… and more in
Continuous Learning & Development Epaper

Thursday, 13th September 2012:
[ Should You Accept a LinkedIn Invitation From a Competitor?
[ 15 LinkedIn Tips to Improve Your Job Search
[ Mining the Hidden Job Market with LinkedIn
[ Which will get you Promoted to CEO: Nasty or Nice?
[ 5 Reasons Your Online Profile Is More Valuable Than Your Resume
… and more
Continuous Learning & Development Epaper

Wednesday, 12. September 2012:
How to Keep Your LinkedIn Job Search Undetected While Currently Employed
10 Habits Bosses Love
The Smoke and Mirrors of Job Descriptions
Where Were the Jobs in August? – Jobs. Trends. Insight.
The Meaningful Workplace: Getting Employees to Respond Positively
5 Mistakes Journalists Make on LinkedIn
….. and more
Continuous Learning & Development Epaper

Tuesday,11. September 2012:
• How to Find Your Most Productive Keywords on LinkedIn
• How to use LinkedIn, Facebook, etc., for your job search
• How Would You Search for these Positions on LinkedIn?
• Turn your LinkedIn profile to an infographic resume.
• INFOGRAPHIC: LinkedIn User Statistics by Network, Profiles, Groups, Applications …. and more
Continuous Learning & Development Epaper

Monday, 10. September 2012:
☺Job Search Part 1:What Kind of Work Are You Looking For? ☺
☺Job Seekers (September) – Post your Linkedin profile link here☺
☺Plenty of job opportunities shared on Twitter (See the listing under job) ☺ ☺How to Be a Social Media Power Influencer (And Why!) – Forbes☺
☺How To Attract “Generation Y” Employees – Social-Hire☺
…and plenty more tîps and tricks
Continuous Learning & Development Epaper

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Largest Companies in Switzerland with Links to their Job Sites

August 22, 2011

Before jobs are placed in the large job search sites, companies usually publish on their job web sites first in order to safe costs.

Find below a list of the job web sites of the largest companies in Switzerland. More details at the Handelszeitung.ch. Good place to see the latest on swiss companies and when you prepare for your interview.

Glencore

Nestlé

Trafigura

Novartis

Roche

ABB

XSTRATA

Mercuria Energy Trading

Migros

Adecco

Cargill International

Holcim

Petroplus

Kühne & Nagel International

Coop

Alpiq

Tetra Pak International

Swisscom

Syngenta

DKSH Holding

Liebherr Holding

Transocean

Richemont

Die Schweizerische Post

Panalpina Welttransport

Schindler

SBB

Clariant

Globus Travel Services

Axpo Holding

The Swatch Group

Fenaco Genossenschaft

Careal Holding

Barry Callebaut

Swiss International Air Lines

SGS

Pargesa Holding

Sika

Kolmar Group

Amag-Gruppe

Givaudan

Also Holding

Omya

Nycomed Pharma

Schmolz & Bickenbach

Hilti

Alstom

Kuoni Reisen Holding

Aryzta

Rolex

Synthes Holding

Georg Fischer

OC Oerlikon Coporation

Manor

Rehau GmbH

BKW FMB Energie

Sulzer

Galenica

O L Europe

Unione Farmaceutica

Valora Holding

Firmenich International

Denner

Tamoil

BP Switzerland

Gategroup Holding

Emmi

Lonza Group

Bell Holding

Dufry Travel Retail

EGL

Rieter Holding

Lindt & Sprüngli

Franke Artemis Holding

Esso Schweiz

Implenia

Triumph International

Repower

Geberit

Coop Mineralöl

Sunrise Communications

Bucher Industries

Emil-Frey-Gruppe

CPW (Cerial Partners Worldwide – Joint Ventures General Mills & Nestlé)

Mettler-Toledo

Logitech International

Shell

Actelion

Bühler Holding

Krono Holding

Hewlett-Packard

Endress + Hauser

SR Technics Switzerland

Ruag Holding

Forbo Holding

Migrol

Swissport International

The Nuance Group

Hero

Jet Aviation

Energy Financing Team

Sonova Holding

SRG Idée Suisse

Landis + Gyr

IBM Schweiz

Manufacture Cartier

Ems-Chemie Holding

Ziegler Holding

Gétaz Romang Holding

Hotelplan Holding

Siemens Schweiz

PostLogistics

Publigroupe

Oettinger Imex

BMW (Schweiz)

AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding

Stotmeister

Lagerhäuser Centralschweiz

Mercedes-Benz Schweiz

Dätwyler Holding

Orange Communications

Bobst Group

Ringier Holding

Aldi Suisse

SIX Group

Keytrade

SFS Holding

Privatklinikgruppe Hirslanden

Charles Vögele Holding

Kaba Holding

Cablecom

Debrunner Koenig Holding

Swissgas  / (German speaking)

Stadler Rail

Kudelski

HG Commerciale

Conzzeta

Services Industriels de Genève

Energiedienst Holding

DHL Express (Schweiz)

Feldschlösschen Getränke

Swisspor Holding

Media Markt Schweiz

Dipl. Ing. Fust

Spar Gruppe Schweiz

Octapharma

Securitas

SBB Cargo

Würth-Gruppe Schweiz

IKEA (Schweiz)

HRS Real Estate

Amedis Pharma Holding

TAG Heuer

Dosenbach-Ochsner

Schweiter Technologies

Ammann Group Holding

Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke

BLS Gruppe

Swissgrid

H&M Hennes&Mauritz

Metall Zug

Flughafen Zürich

Meyer Burger Technology

Magazine zum Globus

A.H. Meyer & Cie

Militzer & Münch

Mövenpick Holding

Tamedia

Huber+Suhner

EW Kanton Zürich

Groupe E

Fritz Meyer Holding

Habasit

MAN Diesel & Turbo Schweiz

Betterhomes

Volg Konsumwaren

Renault Suisse

Nobel Biocare Holding

Microsoft Schweiz

Straumann Holding

Tech Data (Schweiz)

Schweizer Reisekasse (Reka)

Elektrizitätswerk Stadt Zürich

Fracht AG

Avia Distribution

Pistor Holding

Merbag Holding

Leica Geosystems

Losinger Construction

PricewaterhouseCoopers

PostAuto Schweiz

Kabelwerke Brugg

L.U. Chopard & Cie

Walo Bertschinger

Pilatus Flugzeugwerke

McDonald’s Suisse

Frutiger Holding

Allreal Holding

SAP (Schweiz)

Ivoclar Vivadent

Zehnder Group

Planzer Holding

General Motors Suisse

Phoenix Mecano

Bertschi

Patek Philippe

Eugster / Frismag

MSC Mediterranean Shipping

Tissot

Walter Meier

Vetropack Holding

Model Holding

SV Group

Pfister Arco Holding

Swisslog Holding

C & A Mode Brenninkmeijer

Weidmann Infra

Unilever Schweiz

Otto’s

Tarchini Fox Town

Swiss Prime Site

Sanitas Troesch

Jumbo-Markt

Egon Zehnder International

Romande Energie Holding

Tally Weijl Holding

Ascom Holding

Erdgas Ostschweiz

WRH Walter Reist Holding

Gaznat

Von Roll Holding

Marti Holding

Groupe Ermewa

Cremo

ISS Holding

Swiss Automotive Group

Zur Rose

Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

TUI Suisse Retail

Ford Motor Company Switzerland

Schneider Electric (Schweiz)

Ernst & Young

Rapelli

Fiat Group Automobiles

Hupac

Bucherer

Audemars Piguet

Larag

TransGourmet Schweiz

Wärtsilä Schweiz

Sola Switzerland

Gasverbund Mittelland

AEW Energie

Looser Holding

Manpower

Biopetrol Industries

Bossard Holding

T-Systems Schweiz

Electrolux

Sabag Holding

Kardex

Montana Tech Components

Peugeot (Suisse)

Jaeger-LeCoultre

M+R Spedag Holding

Galliker Transport

Victorinox

Cofely AG

Energie Wasser Bern

Calltrade Carrier Services

PSP Swiss Property

Burkhalter Holding

IWC International Watch

Conforama Suisse Holding

Schenk

Frigemo

Vifor Pharma

Temenos Group

KPMG

Highlight Communications

Lekkerland (Schweiz)

Central Station

Coca-Cola HBC Schweiz

Belimo Holding

Kodak SA

Dell

Erdgas Zürich

Trumpf Maschinen

Montres Logines

Mittelland Molkerei

Elektro-Material

Gondrand

Hiag Holding

LV-St. Gallen

Weleda

Pfizer

Vincil Energies Schweiz

Partners Group Holding

Feintool International

Hügli Holding

Jura Elektroapparate

Bechtle Holding Schweiz

Tecan Group

Tobler Haustechnik

MCH Group

Schätzle Holding

Skyguide

Scott Corporation

Fiege Logistik (Schweiz)

Baumer Electric

Advanced Digital Broadcast

Burckhardt Compression

Genossenschaft Elektra Birseck

Hochdorf Holding

Cash + Carry Angehrn

Hilcona

Amac Aerospace Switzerland

Kernkraftwerk Gösgen-Däniken

Competec Holding

Hoval-Gruppe

Citroën (Suisse)

Camion-Transport AG Wil

Cham Paper Group Holding

Komax Holding

Avesco

Rhätische Bahn (RhB)

Medela Holding

Goldbach Media

Basler Zeitung Medien

ESA-Einkaufsorganisation

Aéroport de Genève

Karl Vögele

Aziende Industriali Lugano

Agility Logistics

Orell Füssli Holding

Siegfried Holding

Gurit Holding

Publisuisse

Knecht Reisen

Affichage Holding

Nissan Center Schweiz

Schulthess Group

Ricola Holding

Adval Tech Holding

Max Havelaar

Mobilezone Holding

Mars Schweiz

Agta Record

SAK Holding

Jansen

Griesser Holding

Laiteries Réunies

Interroll Holding

Zuckerfabriken Aarberg / Frauenfeld

Nexans Suisse

Hostettler

Technomag

Hublot

Behr Deflandre & Snozzi BDS

Swissmetal Industries

Groupe Bernard Nicod

Intersport PSC Holding

Inficon Holding

Haco

SA Emanuele Centonze

Compass Group (Suisse)

Hälg Holding

Rhenus Alpina

Interio

ewl Energie Wasser

Maxon Motor

Antalis

Scana Lebensmittel

Via Mat Holding

Montres Breitling

Festina-Candino

Winterthur Technolgie

DB Schenker Swiss Group

Basilea Pharmaceutica

Ypsomed Holding

Filofibra

AZ Medien

Trisa

Honda Automobiles (Suisse)

Lamprecht Transport

Brunschwig Holding

Centravo Holding

Athleticum Sportmarkets

Mazda (Suisse)

Hapimag

Esec

Railaway

Spiro Stahl Holding

Scania Schweiz

Gucci Group Watches

Lienhard Office Group

Heineken Switzerland

Wasserwerke Zug

Basler Verkehrsbetriebe BVB

Comet Holding

Canon (Schweiz)

Ramseier Schweiz

PKZ Burger-Kehl & Co

Calida

Kistler Holding

Reinhard Fromm Holding

Visilab

Xerox

Deloitte Financial Advisory

Holdigaz

Soc. du Gaz Plaine du Rhône

Induni & Cie

Villiger Söhne

AEK Energie AG

Zweifel Chips + Snacks

Is Linkedin helping you to find the next job or is it still a wishful thinking ?

March 4, 2011

I am asking myself this question after I have run some surveys. When I asked for the key purpose for being in Linkedin 38% wanted to attract a new job where 37% are there for networking. Link to survey.

When I asked the question on where you found your current job – dating back not more than three years: Link to survey.

53% found it through job search online (company website, job sites)

23% through professional networking (professional groups, colleagues)

and the rest through other classical channels.

What surprised me the most that none really none had attracted a new job via Linkedin.

What could be the reason ? Any success stories on your side that you can share ?

I read so much about strategies to find a new job via Linkedin and great advice but it seems the reality still looks different.

Related Posts:
The top job search strategies on Linkedin
The top profiles on Linkedin to learn from

Top 10 Largest Groups on Linkedin

April 7, 2010

In my last poll on Linkedin the top priority for the participants was Networking. One important part of networking which is very obvious is to join the right groups. If size matters what are the top 10 largest groups on Linkedin currently ? 
October, 25 2012:
1) Job Openings, Job Leads and Job Connections!
Job Openings made it into 1st place with 1,029,492 members and no surprise 3,963 job offers up from 4th place in 2010.

2)Linked:HR (#1 Human Resources Group)
Currently it has 746,104 members and currently 64 jobs are offered.

3.) eMarketing Association Network
Marketing follows the Human Resources crowd in third place with 473,859 members and currently 202 jobs are offered.

4.) Social Media Marketing (newcomer)
Was about time, wasn’t it. Now this group has 463 345 Members and 130 Jobs.

5.) RecruitingBlogs (up from 9th place!) – Are there now so many jobs to recruit for ?
There are a group of 389,976 recruiters on Linkedin! A lot of good friends and helping hands. Currently they have 1,365 compared to 106 jobs in 2010 on offer.

6.) Project Manager Networking Group (up from 10th place)
There are now more project managers than entrepreneurs and telecom professionals. 365,191 project managers have joined this group and they offer 605 jobs currently.

7.) Telecom Professionals
Wow, I never thougth we would have more telecom professionals than entrepreneurs . This group brings together 316,848 people and offers 160 jobs.

8.) On Startups – The Community For Entrepreneurs
Becoming the owner of your work is in a 4th place to jobs. It has 301,574members and offers still 227 jobs. Are these jobs for those who had enough of enterpreneurship ?

9.) Finance Club (newcomer)
276 743 Finance Professionals have joined there. If you do not know how to invest your money, hint, hint, hint….. Currently 260 jobs – what a surprise.

10.) Harvard Business Review (newcomer)
Learn about the latest research in business on how not do it, joke, joke, joke.
273 942 well educated members with only 31 jobs to offer.

11.) Executive Suite 
And here the executives follow the marketing people. 256 912 US based executives.

12.) Digital Marketing
There are 247 911 digital marketing professionals in this group and 203 jobs on offer.

13.) Consultants Network
If you are not seeking employment, or wanting to start a new business here in a close six place are the consultants with 235,000members and a 501 jobs.

The Job Board (No. 7 in 2010) is not anymore active on Linkedin. The Group has been deleted.

Top 10 Largest Linkedin Groups in April 7, 2010:

1). Linked:HR (#1 Human Resources Group)
Currently it has 258 840 members and currently 107 jobs are offered.

2.) eMarketing Association Network
Marketing follows the Human Resources crowd in second place with 227 897 members and currently 35 jobs are offered.

3.) Executive Suite
And here the executives follow the marketing people. 181 929 US based executives with currently 94 jobs.

4.) Job Openings, Job Leads and Job Connections!
Job Openings made it into 4th place with 159 757 members and no surprise 461 job offers.

5.) On Startups – The Community For Entrepreneurs
Becoming the owner of your work is in a close 5th place to jobs. It has 135 851 members and offers still 32 jobs. Are these jobs for those who had enough of enterpreneurship ?

6.) Consultants Network
If you are not seeking employment, or wanting to start a new business here in a close six place are the consultants with 119 319 members and a 110 jobs.

7.) The Job Board (Find A Job, Post a Job)
Another place for job seekers. They have 108 802 members and offer 264 jobs.

8.) Telecom Professionals
Wow, I never thougth we would have almost as many telecom professionals as consultants. This group brings together 102 257 people and offers 98 jobs.

9.) RecruitingBlogs
There are a group of 96 299 recruiters on Linkedin! A lot of good friends and helping hands. Currently they have 106 jobs on offer.

10.) Project Manager Networking Group
There are less project managers than telecom professionals. 94 634 project managers have joined this group and they offer 59 jobs currently.

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July 7, 2009

Latest Update: February 08, 2013

Retweet This Page: Often I get asked what are the best practices in creating a compelling Linkedin Profile. My answer is that it depends on the target audience. Are you aiming to get hired or are you aiming to build a large network.

Did you ever wanted to know how attractive your profile is compared to others. Here is the opportunity for you to do an anonymous benchmark against other linkedin profiles.

Please fill out these 6 questions anonymous survey: How attractive is my Linkedin Profile ?.

Here is already a list that I compiled.

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New: Lindsey Pollak. The Global Spokesperson for Linkedin. She is an author, consultant, speaker and recognized expert on next generation career and workplace trends.

Chris Brogan The leading expert on social media and trust.

Dan Schawbel The leading expert on personal branding.

1) Guy Kawasaki Profile is the most visited on Linkedin. Guy recieved advise from Linkedin on his Profile makeover

2) Olivier Taupin. He is the founder of the largest group in Linkedin: Linkedin HR.

3) Ron Bates is the most connected person on Linkedin

4) Steven Burda has received the most recommendations on Linkedin.

5) Peter Palme: Consulted well known Headhunters for his profile makeover

6) Jason Alba – who wrote the must have book: I’m on LinkedIn–Now What??? (Second Edition): A Guide to Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn

Following a list compiled by Deb Dib Executive Coach of exellent Linkedin in Profiles: http://www.job-hunt.org/executive-job-search/linkedin-for-executives.shtml

7) Mark Beckford

8 )Paul Mullen

9) Meg Guiseppi

10) Paul Copcutt

11) Deb Dib

12) David Nesbitt

13) Mark Treshock

Please keep sending interesting profiles to share.

14) Paul Smith: His underlying thoughts when creating his profile where:

“As someone with a strong visual preference I decided to structure information about my job experience into 3 sections for each job:

* “Soundbite” type headline

* Contextual descrition about the job – to set the context for the * points

* Bullet points / achievements – trying to keep the * to the line….. ”

15) Another excellent profile I have just viewed is from Peter Osborne
http://www.linkedin.com/in/peterosborne1
He puts great emphasis on the catch line in the title – what is your true intend or mission instead of the job position and second he emphasizes his contribution  in his summary – what he can do for the viewer of his profile.

A different view is:

Stop Using 16 Terms to Describe Yourself
Jeff Haden uses a great example and describes in his articles 16 terms not use anymore:

“Picture this. You meet someone new. “What do you do?” she asks.

“I’m an architect,” you say.

“Oh, really?” she answers. “Have you designed any buildings I’ve seen?”

“Possibly,” you reply. “We did the new student center at the university…”

“Oh wow,” she says. “That’s a beautiful building…”

Without trying — without blowing your own horn — you’ve made a great impression.

Now picture this. You meet someone new. “What do you do?” he asks.

“I’m a passionate, innovative, dynamic provider of architectural services with a collaborative approach to creating and delivering outstanding world-class client and user experiences.”

All righty then.

Do you describe yourself differently – on your website, promotional materials, or especially on social media – than you do in person? Do you use cheesy clichés and overblown superlatives and breathless adjectives?

Do you write things about yourself you would never have the nerve to actually say?”

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As I am a big believer in the wisdom of the crowds I created a rating site for Linkedin Profiles on Google Moderator. Vote on any of the Profiles listed plus submit your own suggestions and spread the word to the crowd. Let’s see who are the role models of the best linkedin profiles.

Rate Linkedin Profiles

I am looking for the profile with the most calls from headhunters in the last 6 to 12 month. Please leave a comment or submit to the rating site.

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Lynch, C.G.: How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile: Stand Out to Employers, Recruiters

Alba, Jason: I’m on LinkedIn–Now What??? (Second Edition): A Guide to Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn

Vermeiren, Jan: How to REALLY use LinkedIn

Bill, Vick;Walsh, Des: Happy About LinkedIn for Recruiting (2nd Edition): The Roadmap for Recruiters using LinkedIn

Schawbel, Dan: Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success

Brogan,Chris (NYT Bestseller): Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust

Brogan,Chris: Make Your Linkedin Profile Work For You

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March 31, 2009

To rely only on the Linkedin Help is not enough. To be successful with Linkedin further learning resources need to be consulted.
But first you need to know what you want to use linkedin for.
Getting hired through linked requires a differnet approach than to building your business relations.

1) The Unofficial LinkedIn User’s Guide for Executives and Professionals.
This is so valuable insight. After reading these articles on Global Human Resources Capital Journal you know how to turn linkedin into a goldmine for yourself.

2) How to makeover your Linkedin Profile
This is a must read article. Very visually explained how to makeover your profile. If you want to shine on Linkedin this is the place to start.

3) The must read book on Linkedin is:
I am on Linkedin, now what ???? 
And the blog

4)  The blog of Guy Kawasaki and you can follow him on twitter

5) The unofficial guide to everything linkedin

6) Search Optimization (SEO): Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile
How to be found on LinkedIn – what can you improve in your profile – excellent article.

7 ) Do you need to explain Linkedin to others ?
This video on Youtube will help:

8 ) What does Ron Bates the most connected person on Linkedin have to say about Linkedin.
Interview


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