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From Newspaper Boy through Engineering to Recruiter, with several stops on the journey to today! John Rose CPC [also known as Resourcefuljohn] has over many years embraced change, developed new skills and shared them with the passion and belief that ‘the world is not flat’ and ‘you can teach old dogs new tricks’. John Rose CPC is an exponent for everyone to apply 'Best Practices' and the effective and beneficial utilization of Social Media to connect, communicate and collaborate with people and businesses.   Even with the advancements in technology, John Rose CPC strongly believes "people make businesses succeed".  John's passion is about people and business people re-engineering. John does train others and talk about recruiters | recruitment | careers | job search | social media as a tool. Being an early adopter of new tools and process in the recruitment and careers market, John Rose CPC  believes in learning through communication and collaboration. Presently on the Board of Advisers to AIESEC LAURIER - a graduate student led business that facilitates international student internships.

Monday, January 9, 2012

2 Important Areas often neglected on your #IN profile

Procrastination is my biggest enemy!  I have been 'going to write about this!' for the past couple of weeks.  And finally I got a kick up the backside by a question from LinkedIn on Job Search and Confidentiality

There are 2 key areas [sections] of your LinkedIn profile that need attention and should be as current as possible;

Firstly: Contact [First Name] for:

When you first create a basic profile on LinkedIn this one area that is paid attention too once and then forgotten about.  Big mistake, depending what you allow to be visible here, will determine how LinkedIn allows others to connect/contact you.   If you are 'confidentially' seeking another opportunity then make sure you un-check 'Career opportunities' and even consider un-checking 'Consulting offers':

Secondly: Add Skills:
If you have not already done so, Add the section: Skills to your profile - this section is searchable and can be used to enhance your 'find-ability':

You can add up to 50 'Skills' - so utilize and maximize this section.

If you haven't added this section to your profile yet - DO IT NOW!!!

How too:  Log-in to your LinkedIn Acct, from the Top menu bar chose Profile - Edit Profile, scroll down until you see NEW Add sections - click on the + symbol on the right
then scroll down until you find Skills, select it then click 'Add to profile' - 

Don't be like me a procrastinate - do it now whilst it is still fresh in your mind. :)