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Check out Facebook’s advice on how to make your profile appropriate for viewing by potential employers during the job search process.
You just got started with LinkedIn or you have the account for sometime, but not using it as much as you want to! As LinkedIn made changes to profile page design we saw some changes to be very obvious and some are more hidden! A good example of some what hidden setting is your unspoken agreement to allow LinkedIn to use your name and photo for 3rd-party advertising.
In your account settings, there is a box that LinkedIn has automatically checked for you by default, which gives your permission. If you want to stop sharing your name and photo in 3rd party advertising, please follow these simple steps:
- Log into your account.
- Click on your name (upper right corner).
- Click on Settings.
- Select Account.
- Under “Privacy Controls” section click on “Manage Social Advertising”
- Uncheck the box next to “LinkedIn may use my name, photo in social advertising”
- Don’t forget to click on “Save Changes”.
Feel free to share this with your contacts!
Here is a collection of 3 part video that explains various features Gmail has to offer.
OverDrive added a Job Search button on the left navigation bar of their home page. You can now borrow and download these e-books using your Mid-Hudson Library System card. When you click on the “Job Search” link, you will find thousands of the e-books in the categories of Business & Careers, Self-improvement, Finance & Management with focus on career planning and job skills improvement. Most books are available in both Kindle and Adobe PDF formats.
Here are some sample e-books that are available from your library.
- I’m in a Job Search–Now What???
- The 6 Reasons You’ll Get the Job
- Encyclopedia of Job Winning Resumes
- 100 Tips to Find that Job
- Competency-Based Resumes
- Work at Home Now
Introduction to LinkedIn is the workshop you want to be in.
Want to establish your online professional profile, stay in touch with colleagues and expand your professional network? This workshop will walk you through the setup of your own LinkedIn profile, establishing connections, joining professional groups and more.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and e-mail account are required.