Tip 3

If you have a blog, personal website, or both, make sure to add these links to your profile.

Don’t have a blog or personal website? Think seriously about creating one, especially a blog. Blogs aren’t just avenues to vent frustrations, talk about your mood or tell people what music you’re listening to. Blogs have come a long way in the last few years and have a tremendous impact on social media. More practically, blogs can be valuable job search and personal branding tools. Dan Schawbel, an expert in personal branding, offers a series of tips for bloggers with differing levels of blogging experience.

Some background:

There is a lot of hype about using social networking tools, such as Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter, as part of your job search. But once you’ve set up an account, it’s not always clear how the site can assist you in improving your job search. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting brief tips for how job seekers, in particular Lawrence University students and recent graduates, can begin to harness the power of LinkedIn to enhance their job search.

More tips in the series:
Tip 1 – Education Section
Tip 2 – Experience Section
Tip 3 – Blogs and Webpages
Tip 4 – Profile Photo
Tip 5 – Your Summary
Tip 6 – Making Connections
Tip 7 – Group Membership

7 thoughts on “I’m LinkedIn, now what? Tip 3 – Blogs and Webpages”

  1. Linked in is a fantastic networking tool, In my particular industry I have seen a really growth over the pas 12 months in targeted contact. Many other similar networks tend to flood you with contact requests which usually get thrown straight in the bin but linked in is the cream of the crop.
    Good post:)
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