Category Archives: LinkedIn

Finding a job through networking

While there are jobs that can be found by applying online, you have a much better chance of landing the job you want through networking.

Click this article title at Job-hunt.org for more information:
Guide to Job Search Networking

This is a quote from the article – “In countless surveys and research, including those conducted by Job-Hunt, networking is the dominant method used by successful job seekers. More than 75% of the time!”

At the Poughkeepsie Public Library District, we have free classes and computer labs to assist you with job searching.

Our partner,  Dutchess One Stop (http://www.dutchessonestop.org/) offers Resume Critique, Job Club and Dreams, Goals, Action! classes at the library.

See our calendar for more information on classes and labs.

 

LinkedIn Etiquette

The PCC will be holding an Introduction to LinkedIn workshop on May 21 at 1 pm, and with that in mind, I thought I would share an article on LinkedIn “don’ts” from the Information Week website. People often think LinkedIn is a magical website that will instantly find you a job, but they often have no real idea what to do with their profile once they sign-up for an account. LinkedIn is not a magic bullet for people’s job search struggles, but it can be a useful tool if used correctly (and realistically). Pitfalls to be aware of when using LinkedIn include exaggerating your job titles or accomplishments, oversharing irrelevant information that clutters up your connections’ newsfeed, and (arguably one of the worst mistakes) doing nothing with your profile. Read these helpful hints and more here:

8 LinkedIn Etiquette Mistakes

And let us know–what are the worst mistakes you have seen LinkedIn users make?