Mornings with Dave & Jen

Mistakes you may be making on LinkedIn
Mistakes you may be making on LinkedIn

Are you “LinkedIn“?

About 200 millions people use the online resume and job networking website (and almost half of them are American) so having a LinkedIn page is definitely worth it when you’re looking for a job.

However just uploading your resume isn’t enough anymore.

Here’s are some mistakes you may be making with your LinkedIn profile from Forbes.com:

Not Using a Picture   According to one expert, you’re seven times more likely to have your page viewed if you have a profile picture.  Don’t get as creative as people do with their profile pictures on Facebook, though…keep it simple and go with a close-up of your face (and make sure it’s a RECENT photo).

Not Adding a “Summary”  When you edit your profile, it’s near the top of the page and it’s where you’re supposed to describe the kind of job you’re looking for.  Once upon a time, you used to have to include an “objective” at the top of your resume, which most people don’t do anymore, but it’s still something you SHOULD do on your LinkedIn page.

Not Listing Your Full Work Experience   Another “hard copy” resume change that’s OK to do online…you CAN list all of your past jobs, along with things like volunteer work…you don’t HAVE to though if you think they’re no longer relevant to your current career.

Setting Up Your LinkedIn Page, Then Never Updating It   (We’re raising our hands here)  You probably update it with things like promotions or new contacts when prompted but people who use LinkedIn EFFECTIVELY are the ones who stay active on it by posting work-related messages, joining groups and making new connections with people who might be able to help them down the line.

Looks like we’re got some work to do!  LOL

D&J

Dave & Jen Podcasts

speed

The FREAK Files

One man’s need for “Speed”!

jb

Hollywood Dirt Report

Will Justin Bieber be DEPORTED?

police

The FREAK Files

Our “Stoopid Criminal” weekend police blotter!

car

Today’s Heroes

A man’s car got stolen…but he’s OK with that!

slwt

Spring Wine And Cheese Weekend

Paul Thomas from the Seneca Lake Wine Trail visited Dave & Jen

More Podcasts

Recent Headlines

7 minutes ago in Music

Blondie marks 40th anniversary with new music

Fresh
blondie

The band will mark four decades in the music business with a two-disc set.

20 minutes ago in Lifestyle

Travel through time on Google maps

Fresh
google

Google is now offering trips down memory lane on its digital maps.

27 minutes ago in Entertainment

‘Peeps’ coming to a big screen in marshmallow movie

Fresh
peeps

The film focuses on the sugary confections as they prepare to be judged at the annual Peeps diorama contest.

53 minutes ago in Music

Housing complex named after Bon Jovi

Fresh
jbj

A housing complex in Pennsylvania now bears rocker Jon Bon Jovi's initials.

today in Music

Justin Bieber angers Asian community with visit to shrine

Updated
Justin Bieber

The Beebs apologizes for a visit to a controversial Tokyo shrine honoring WWII war criminals.