Best Resource For Your 30/60/90-Day Plan

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

A 30-60-90-day plan is an outline of what you intend to do in your first 3 months on the job.  It’s a goal-setting document that shows you understand the job and you know what it takes to be successful at it.  It covers everything from your training to your initial efforts to grow the business.  It’s impressive to hiring managers because it shows that you’ve put a lot of thought into what you can do for the company, and it takes a lot of the “risk” out of hiring you.  It can be overwhelming to create a plan, since it must be specific to the company to be the most effective.  Where do you find the information you need to write a great plan?

Even though there are many sources of information you can tap into for your 30/60/90-day plan, the very best one by far is LinkedIn.  If you could only choose one, it would be that one.

Why LinkedIn?

The groups, the question-and-answer discussions, the company pages, the people pages, and the ability to reach out and contact actual people who can help you with what you need to know are all parts of the very valuable LinkedIn whole.

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Who Owns Your LinkedIn And Social Media Profiles?

A reminder before getting started that I am not an attorney, I do not play one online and anything I say here is not legal advice rather the opinions and thoughts of a recruiter and soon to be company owner.

Do you see the storm clouds on the Social Media horizon? HR pros, recruiters and yes marketing, public relations and sales folks should be seeing them for sure.

That storm brewing is over your LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other accounts. (links to my profiles)

You own them right?

Not so fast.

If you are using your personal accounts during business hours, doing company business and on company resources (computer and internet) you may be opening yourself up to some issues.

Better stated, your employer may be thinking that they have some claim to your profiles.

While I am specifically thinking about the non competes many recruiters on the search and consulting firm side have to sign we are now seeing policies being put in place for employees of all skill sets.

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Add A Second Email Address To Your LinkedIn Profile

I wish I had written this post two years ago before the Great Recession started.

Last week during a job search webinar I was asked how to get back access to a LinkedIn profile. The woman asking the question had been let go by her employer, she had used her work email address on the account and now cannot remember her password.

So when she sends a password request it goes to the work email she no longer has access to.

That sucks.

I suggested she contact LinkedIn Customer Service but I would bet this is not an easy process.

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April 2010 LinkedIn, Job Search And Social Media Seminars

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For those not familiar with me and are wondering if a session(s) would be a good use of your time I am an IT Recruiter with 12 years of experience and have been speaking to groups of all ages and skill sets in groups of 20-200 for 8 years and now online.

Over the years 12,000+ have participated in Recruiter, HR and career related sessions both in person and online.

I am the Managing Partner of Nerd Search, LLC a Minneapolis IT search firm, author of the Minnesota Headhunter blog, Co Founder and Coordinator of Minnesota Recruiters, listed as a Top 20 Minnesota Social Media Innovator and a national Top 25 Most Influential Online Recruiter.

I am a frequent national and local speaker and article contributor on recruiter, HR, career, networking and social media topics.

I do not say that stuff to be cool rather so you know that the material comes from a credible source and someone who uses these tools every day.

Sessions are very interactive (your questions are wanted) including the use of demos. My goal is not to talk to you for 60 – 90 minutes but to have a conversation and share ideas.

I do teach a more aggressive approach to the use of LinkedIn, Twitter, Social Media in general than most do and specifically to the job seekers, give you a kick in the pants.

Here is some background on presentations and interviews I have been a part of:

All presentations are 60-90 minutes with Q&A.

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Who Is Looking For Your LinkedIn Profile?

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

From: Laura Vezer is an IT recruiter and creator of the blog, IT Matters Canada! The blog contains resources and advice for IT Professionals looking for work in Canada.

Recently, the Recruiting Animal had a LinkedIn specialist on his online radio show. Neal Schaffer spent the hour analyzing various LinkedIn profiles that were sent by courageous volunteers through Twitter.

This got me thinking. Who do you think is looking for YOUR profile?

There are recruiters out there who conduct searches through search engines like Bing and Google, to find their candidates. They can even key in search commands to search LinkedIn beyond their own networks. When you come up in one of these searches, it is the information that you have on your profile, is it going to sell your capabilities in the most effective way?

Here are a few points that came up during the show.

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LinkedIn Is Not A Social Networking Site

I know a number of people are going to disagree with me on this but read on and then tell me what you think.

LinkedIn is a professional networking site.

Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and the rest are social networking sites.

Sure LinkedIn has some of the features of other sites like:

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