Posts Tagged ‘Job search’

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

January 15, 2013

How to go best about hiding your job search while still being employed ? There are a number of reasons why employees are looking for outside opportunities on Linkedin while still in a job. Out of my HR perspective it is the case when companies do not put enough focus on actively managing their key talents and limit their investments in leadership development programs. As the saying goes: “Talents leave leaders not companies”.

Your job search on Linkedin will be undected if people within your Linkedin network first of all do not see a noticeable change in the way you act on Linkedin. If you suddenly start to connect in a short period of time to many people and most of these are recruiter or if you join a LinkedGroup on job searches or if you are very actively sharing lots of articles and commenting this will not get unnoticed.

The best way first of all is to change your settings of your Linkedin Profile to:
1) Turn on/off your activity broadcasts
2) Select Who Can See Your Activity Feed
3) What Others See When You Visit Their Profile

How to change your profile settings on Linkedin:

How to hide your job search on Linkedin

How to hide your job search on Linkedin

Even though you have changed your settings it doesn’t give you the green card to now advertise openly your job search on Linkedin. Equally important is to restrict and control your communication on Linkedin.

Do not talk openly about your Job Search in:
1) Linkedin Status Updates
2) Commenting or Liking Linkedin Status Updates that would associate your Job Hunting
3) In your Linkedin Profile
4) Linkedin Questions & Answers
5) Discussions in Linkedin Groups
6) Advertise in your Search in Linkedin Group Job Boards
7) Avoid asking Linkedin Recommendations from colleagues in your current job
8) Write recommendations for Recruiters
9) Do not display Job Seeker badge (Linkedin premium account)
10) Do not join Linkedin Groups that would be associated with Job Searching

Recommended Further Reading:
How to Keep Your Linkedin Job Search Undetected While Currently Employed

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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

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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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The Top Job Search Strategies on Linkedin

December 1, 2010

Strategies are only as good as the goals you set yourself and the analysis and planning on what actions are needed to get to where you are aiming at.

There are many options to choose a specific career goal. A common theme so is the longer the search usuallytakes the less specific and the less ambitious the goal could get – down to level of just hire me, I don’t care, just give me a job.

In order to not get too desperate and fuzzy about your future, the best options is to set yourself a most inspiring and ambitious goal as well as the next minmum acceptable career step. And if you like you can identify just another goal also in between the best and worst case. For each of the goals you could then work out a specific strategy.

Before you think Linkedin is your saviour and expect a quick that is how you do it please do a reality check first.
Take a look backwards say about a period of three years. In this period have you searched for a new job and how did you find this new  job. If you were not job searching in this period think of any of your people around you such as colleagues, friends or family members. Do you remember someone in this period on how  they found a new job ?

Take this quick poll to see how likely each of the job search options listed helped people to find their last job and compare to the number of people who found a new job through the use of Linkedin:

Probably you expect a quick answer and again like I did with the reality check I want to walk you throug another self reflection process so you find the best  approach and not just a laundry list.
Known Linkedin Gurus have listed a lot of advise and I will repeat it here again. But just following this laundry list of actions would it be better to focus on the ones that do really get result and avoid even those that might backfire on you ?

Here is all the good advise you can get:

Guy Kawasaki: (he is listed as one of the role models in my post on the Top Profiles on Linkedin to Learn From)
In his blog article: How to Change the World: Ten Ways to Use Linkedin to Find a Job he shares the following advise:£

  • Update your status to let people in your network know that you are looking for a job.  
  • Get LinkedIn recommendations from colleagues and managers.
  • Find out where people with your background are working.
  • Find out where people in a company came from using LinkedIn “Company Profiles” feature. 
  • Find out where people in a company go using LinkedIn “Company Profiles” feature. 
  • Check if a company is still hiring using LinkedIn “New Hire” feature.
  • Get to the hiring manager.
  • Get to the right recruiter.
  • Find out the secret job requirement.
  • Find start-ups to join.
  • Build your network before you need it. 

Kaye Monty an HR expert adds further advise in the blog post: Using Linkedin To Find a Job:

  • Check out LinkedIn Job for postings
  • Use LinkedIn Groups to tap into professionals outside of your immediate network
  • Connect with former alumni from your school through LinkedIn Groups
  • Look at “LinkedIn Event” listings to network with other professionals.  

Dave Taylor recommends the following actions in his post: How do I use to Use Linkedin to find a job ?

  • spend the time to create the best and most accurate possible profile for yourself on Linkedin
  • Search for people on Linkedin to connect with

Alison Doyle – the expert on Job Serch on About.com list some more advise in her article:
Linkedin and Your Job Search

  • Consider a Photo
  • Keywords and Skills
  • Use Answers
  • Stay Connected. Use LinkedIn Mobile

This all good advise, but if you are new to Linkedin you need to do some work to get it to work for you in your job search:

1) Key Principal: If you want to see people’s profile or you want to be found by others you need to be in their Linkedin network. The Linkedin network border is not more than three connections away. Anyone’s profile outside you cannot view. So one of the key actions you will need to take is to connect to people with many connections. Where do you find those – one good place is here: Top Profiles on Linkedin to Learn From

2)You need a very well designed and completed profile. There is  a lot of good advise available from Guy Kawasaki in How to Change the World: Linkedin Profile Extreme Makeover and in Chris Brogan’s post: Make Your Linkedin Profile Work for You and from Peter Osborne a consultant for Linked Profile makeovers in Linkedin Profile Improvements.

By now you might be thinking so much advise – more than 24 items in this post, but which are the key ones which of this yield the best results and are manageable in time and work load ?

There are two main strategies you can drive. The first is the push strategy where you actively search for job opportunities by using Linkedin Job Search or connecting to people or recruiters and sending them a inMail or joing a Linkedin Group – there are a list of some large ones dedicated to job finders in my blog post: Top Ten Largest Groups on Linkedin.
The second is the pull strategy. Here you want to attract people to your profile and then finally coming to you to offer you a new job.
For all of these strategies and actions therein there are Key Peformance Indicators that you can measure yourself and again and even use this data and benchmark anymously against other Linkedin Users. Such Key Performance Measures are for example Number of Profile Views or Number of times your Profile appeared in a Search. Through this benchmarking exercise you finally come to the key few actions that you need to take in order to be more successfull in your search for a job on Linkedin.

So please spread this benchmark widely amongst Linkendin Users: Need a break – benchmark will come soon…sorry.

Related Posts:

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

My favourite Job Search Site in Switzerland

March 7, 2008

I often recieve the question where I found my current job.
There are plenty of sites for Switzerland but this one really did it for me.
DirectJobs
Today 23060 Employers who offer in total 28011 jobs are covered.
You can test the site for 5 days. And you be surprised depending on your profile
and the search term you use how many potential opportunities are there.
There is another search engine similar to directjobs but much more userfriendly: http://www.jobsuchmaschine.ch

4 Times a year Monster.ch and the University of Zurich and Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz publish the jobpilot-index. The jobpilot-index measures the number of offers on the main job-search sites in Switzerland and on 1000 company websites.
The following websites are included:
jobs.ch
jobscout24.ch
jobup.ch

jobwinner.ch
monster.ch
stellen.ch
jobclick.ch
telejob.ch
topjobs.ch

For management jobs a very good search engine is Alpha – The online executive market.
 


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