Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Maximizing LinkedIn: Job Search

Wendy Stackhouse of LA Fellows Cohort 2 is now working as a Social Media Consultant for Artisan Creative, Alliance Environmental Group, and AirTek Indoor Air Solutions and as a freelance blogger for various other clients. She also volunteers as a Web Content Development Instructor for the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church. She has been writing a series on how to maximize LinkedIn on Artisan's blog and this week's post discusses how to use LinkedIn for Job Search. She gladly gives credit for her expertise to LA Fellows Instructor Larry Braman and Cohort 2 Member Jay Bernard.

She recently wrote,  "I didn’t sign up with LinkedIn until I was looking for a job. I hadn’t even really heard of it when I was working in the non-profit sector and busy with the many hats I wore there. I should have signed up earlier."

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Monday, October 17, 2011

People are being hired...decide you are going to be one of them!

Thank you Karyn Stump, Cohort 3, for sharing these very true and encouraging thoughts…

I was talking to a friend of mine who is currently unemployed and it reminded me a bit about what it is that one needs to make it through this difficult time.

You have to believe that you CAN get a job in this environment in spite of the environment. I said repeatedly during our Cohort, Lynnette and the other instructors mainly rebuilt our confidence.

If you approach your job search with the attitude that nothing you do will make a difference, then you will not find a job. A positive attitude is a must. That follows into your phone and in-person interviews as well.

People are being hired, even people who have been unemployed for a long time. Just decide that you are going to be one of them.

Karyn Stump receives her certificate at LA Fellows graduation for Cohort 3