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Jobseekers need to take control of their online presence

Make an excellent impression on potential employers with your online presence.

My client Cody’s Keyboard Club has a full-time job, eight private students, and the opportunity to start a before- and after-school program less than two months from the launch of his website. Cody ramped up this quickly because he had a well developed idea, a good message, and a strong email list.

If you are looking for work – whether you are looking for a job or looking for clients – can help you spread the word to people who are looking for what you do.

Do not believe the naysayers

Do not accept the perspective that says there’s too much competition or worse “somebody’s already doing that.” Stand out from the crowd with a good website, online profile, and a social media strategy that informs a target audience about your array of services.

Social media is here to stay

Regardless of what job-seekers think of social media personally, to succeed in today’s marketplace, resumes based on the old-fashioned paper resume concepts are just not enough. Whether you are looking for a job or looking for clients, online resources let you tell your whole story – not just where you worked and what you did. The depth of a website allows you to demonstrate who you are, what you do, what you bring to the table, and other pertinent information. Potential employers will have an excellent impression of you if their first exposure is an engaging website and LinkedIn profile.

Do you know how to highlight your results and successes using multimedia? Do you make an excellent impression on potential employers who type your name in a search engine?


Never underestimate the importance of social networking to build you business

Never underestimate the importance of social networking to build you business

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LinkedIn has great networking opportunities for freelance writers.

LinkedIn has great networking opportunities for freelance writers.

I read this great article today on LinkedIn – about talent and teams. And I got to thinking.

My challenge is finding my way onto the great team – I have a unique, diverse skillset and passion for my work. I was part of a fantastic web development team for 8 years where I got experienced with web development, content management, content writing, editing, social media, project management techniques, and quality assurance. But I was hired by that company because of a personal recommendation. I knew the entire time I worked there that, if I just sent in my resume without the friend on the inside, it would have gone in the trash.

Two years ago, I was downsized. I’ve started my own business because I couldn’t find a job. I’m still looking for that great team, although now, it’s as a freelancer or contract employee. Even as a telecommuter, I need to be part of a team. LinkedIn satisfies this need and I’m so glad I discovered all these elements earlyh on.

I actually found my team there. LinkedIn is where I go when I have questions or need to vent or just want to contribute. The discussions are great, and I  have actually made friends. It’s is a great place to look for jobs, freelance work, clients, and it’s a great information about the same. I get my best ideas from networking, and virtual networking also known as social media is rewarding and satisfying. If you need help with my work, sometimes freelancers have questions they can’t answer based on their own resources. Start a discussion and get your question answered … and usually it’s accompanied by an interesting discussion that brings even more clarity to the subject,

It is the richest business resource I’ve come across. The other networks are important too but, for now, LinkedIn is at the head of the (business school) class.

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