Insights by tag: "linkedin"
Posted on 28 October 2016 in Blog
Cloud and distributed computing is the most sought-after skill among employers for the second year in a row, according to the latest LinkedIn data. The Top Skills of 2016 list (released this week) also highlights demand is growing for people with cybersecurity, data analysis and UX/UI design skills.
Posted on 18 March 2016 in Blog
Is your personal brand maintenance getting in the way of saying what you really think? We all know the expectation and, dare we say, the need for a strong online personal brand to be attractive to employers. We know they are an effective positioning tool portraying a modern and connected individual, endorsed by pertinent people and linked to relevant organisations. But, for some, this encroaches on the ability to truly be ourselves in our digital environment.
Posted on 28 January 2016 in Blog
Part One: Your job seeking checklist It’s not just about your CV. It is a large part, but it's not everything. It’s actually about all the information that exists about you online and in the social media communities you are a part of. What is ‘it’? ‘It’ is the impression you make in your online persona. This may seem a wee bit stalky-creepy, but how many people do you know who don’t Google someone when they meet them, let alone when they employ them? Part one of this series on ‘readying yourself for job-seeking’ addresses where recruitment agencies and HR professionals tend to look when assessing the impression of your online persona.
Posted on 03 September 2015 in Blog
This is the first thing of note people will read about you on LinkedIn and will dictate to them whether to keep reading. This is your opportunity to tease the reader by encapsulating your key experience in one place. So set out to impress and even amuse the reader whilst wowing them with your written communication.
Posted on 20 August 2015 in Blog
New Zealand is one of the most active LinkedIn countries in the world, yet many of the profiles I look at are left severely wanting and ultimately fall well short of what they could achieve. As a recruiter, I can't overstate the importance of getting this right and based on the amount of questions I get about it, my sense is that people don't really know how to go about nailing it! Hopefully, these thoughts might help...
Posted on 07 August 2015 in Blog
It wasn't that long ago you could say ‘social media isn’t my thing’ and get away with not having a professional profile online. However, in these contemporary times, (and certainly more so for certain professions) it is expected that you have an engaging professional presence online as an individual.