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Getting LinkedIn Premium Paid Account for FREE ($600 Value)

In this short video I show you how to get all of the functionality of a Premium Paid Account on LinkedIn for FREE a $600 value.

If $30 a month is a drop in the bucket for you then I recommend you invest in the Premium Account on LinkedIn.

If you are out of work or on a budget then save your money and use the work arounds I show you in this video.

I have a LinkedIn paid account but I think of it as more of a donation to support the platform – I don’t use any of the features at all.

I’m about solutions so below I recommend what I would pay for on LinkedIn.

I think $20-$30 a month is very affordable for most people, LinkedIn just needs to build a better value proposition.

By the way if LinkedIn is listening below I list 3 services they should offer in the paid account and if they did I would recommend everyone invest $20 a month.

1. Unlimited invitations – currently LinkedIn allows you 3000 invitations, then you are done for good. Personally I only accept inbound invitations now, I have given up network building activities on LinkedIn. Instead I meet people in LinkedIn Groups and on other social sites and I have to ask everyone to send me an invite to connect.

2. Premium suggested connections to add to my network – Use the raw data in my profile to match me up with other people in my industry and profession. This would be a huge time saver. But Without unlimited invitations I just ignore the current suggestions they make.

3. Give me back my profile real estate. The top right of every LinkedIn profile has an advertisement on it – give me back this space on my own profile instead of renting it to an advertiser, rent it to me. In this space I should be able to add the equivalent to the Facebook “HTML Application” that would allow me to use HTML to add video embeds, add an Opt-in Box, or what ever – in a very non-intrusive manner on my own profile.

I would recommend everyone get the LinkedIn paid account if it had these 3 features. Then again they are already getting my money so they have no incentive to listen to me. lol

What would you pay for on LinkedIn? Lets us know with a comment below…

If you like this video you will love the video below about how to BeFound on LinkedIn.

How to Get Hired on Twitter Using #HireFriday Hash Tag

#HireFriday Hash Tag on Twitter has changed the landscape of Twitter for job seekers.

In a previous Youtube video and blog post, I had recommended most job seekers avoid Twitter… and I bet you were glad to hear me say that.

Now thanks to the invention #HireFriday Hash Tag Twitter is working for job seekers. The #Hire Friday hash tag has gained significant momentum thanks to support from Social Media Guru’s like Chris Brogan.

I’m about helping people so I don’t mind  gving full credit to a competitor job search training Margo Rose for the invention of the #HireFriday

You don’t have a  Twitter account to benefit from the #HireFriday hashtag just follow along at  http://search.twitter.com by putting in your title and/or city with the hash tag #HireFriday and if you see a job that interests you click on it to apply.

If you are on Twitter then you definetly want to participate to maximize your exposure. Here are some suggested guidelines on what to Tweet about from Margo herself.

  • Post your resume, and linkedin profile to the #HireFriday twitter stream or:
  • Post the job seekers @name/desired job title/industry preference/location/descriptive and targeted key words.
  • RT the job seekers in the HireFriday stream to your followers on twitter, and friends on facebook.
  • If you think a position might suit the job seeker in the HireFriday stream, tweet a job their way, but don’t put it into the twitter stream.
  • Post interesting career development articles that will help job seekers accelerate their re-employment.
  • Post encouraging quotes to help job seekers keep their spirits up.
  • If you don’t have time to follow along all day on Friday you can use the free tool SocialOomph to get email alerts when someone tweets about a job that matches your keywords.

    In this Youtube video and blog post, I detail how use SocialOomph to automate your job search on Twitter.

    Share your experiences with Twitter or the #HireFriday hash tag by commenting below?

     

    Get More Done in Your Job Search with a Buddy – Register Here FREE

    Get More Done in Your Job Search with a Buddy

    Get More Done in Your Job Search with a Buddy – Register Here 

    I recently read this article about how you can get more done at work with a work buddy.

    http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2z6eDG/webworkerdaily.com/2010/06/14/get-more-done-with-a-work-buddy/

    work buddy

    Buddy Up

     It seems a “work buddy” would be a great asset to help you get more done and stay on track in your job search.

    If you have you are interested in a “Job Search Buddy” post a comment on this blog post with a link to your LinkedIn profile. If you see someone below that you would like to Buddy Up with contact them through LinkedIn.

    If enough people are interested in this, I will put together a free workshop on how to best work together in your job search.

    I have a special bonus for the first 10 people to leave a comment below.

    Ramona and Beezus Movie Review – A Must See for ALL Job Seekers

    I took my daughter to see the new movie Ramona and Beezus this weekend not expecting much more then bonding time and a few laughs.

    The story is about 2 sisters and how they deal with Dad getting laid off.  It is very insightful into the children’s perspective, sometimes we never know what they are going through.

    This movie is a MUST SEE if you have kids and are out of work like so many of us…you may even find the ending inspirational but thats just gravy. 

    I often say the worst part of job loss is the “Fear of Letting Your Family Down” and this movie has this same theme.

    Share with us below what you feel is the worst emotional impact of job loss? 

    Enjoy the lesson and the laughs.

    Helping One Person at a Time,

    Greig

    LinkedIn Endorsements – Gaming the System Together

    LinkedIn endorsements do not have a lot of value right now because they are so easy to give and get. When endorsements first came out I found myself getting endorsements from people I didn’t know and for skills I didn’t specialize in.

    Clearly this was not valuable.

    However do not make the mistake of just ignoring Endorsements, LinkedIn has launched endorsements because employers who are recruiting want this feature to help them find the best candidate and eventually Endorsements will have an impact on search results and thus will become important to you.

    So here are 3 things you can do to use endorsements to your benefit.

    1. Only show skills and expertise that are pertinent to your current specialization, remove all the rest. Be sure to list soft skills such as writing and critical thinking – employers want ways to measure these.

    2. LinkedIn displays your skills inorder of which has the most rankings. You can game the rankings by deleting all but your top 5-7 skills and asking for endorsements for these areas then after increasing your quantity of endorsements in these key skills go ahead and add back your ancillary skills. Long term you do want to utilize all 50 of the skills LinkedIn allows you to list because otherwise you are leaving money on the table.

    3.  Having more endorsements right now is likely just a tie breaker, if you have 2 people that are similar and one has 99 endorsements for the key skill and the other has 9 endorsements of course you are going to call on the higher ranked person. In the long term these endorsement COULD have impact on the search results within LinkedIn.

    So while Endorsements are not a priority for your LinkedIn strategy – the more endorsements the better.

    Here is how we are going to game the system together.

    After you cut down to your top five skills you should post a comment on this blog with a Linked to your LinkedIn profile.

    Next you need to go through and Endorse everyone else who has commented on this blog – they only each have 5 skills showing so it shouldn’t take you too much time to do this.

    After you do this for everyone else (give first) we will approve your post and everyone who comes here after you will see your link and will endorse the skills on your profile.

    Our goal is to combine forces to together help you build up ranking in your most important skills and help you get your most important skills to the top of the order.

    If you get to a profile and they have more then 5 skills showing DO NOT ENDORSE them because that means that have completed the exercise and are no longer needing our help.

    This is all on the honor system, I can’t make people endorse you so please don’t write to me if you don’t get what you were expecting but if we all work together we can all help each other.

    This is a private blog post just for my clients who have been to my training on endorsements – please do not share the link to this post.