The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:
If you’re engaged in a job search right now, take some time during the holiday season to revamp your job search strategy and make sure you aren’t committing any of these job search stalling mistakes.
SOCIAL NETWORKING MISTAKES
LinkedIn Mistake #1: Never request to be endorsed by someone you have never professionally or personally worked with, for, or with whom you have conducted business. It is incredibly unprofessional. How can someone recommend you and the work you’ve done if they’ve never actually worked with you in some way, shape, or form?
LinkedIn Mistake #2: Posting an unprofessional photo of yourself. LinkedIn is a professional networking site, so it should be kept professional. Post a headshot of yourself in a business or business casual outfit. Don’t upload an image of yourself partying, drinking, or with other people. Employers will look you up—and you do not want to do anything to eliminate yourself from a potential opportunity.