Written by Donna Rittenhouse
Who do YOU know? More than over 2 Million employees, perspective employees, and 170 industries belong to LinkedIn. I joined LinkedIn this past year after losing my job and was amazed to find friends, co-workers, managers, and even CEO’s are in this social network. LinkedIn is the largest professional social network with 2 new people joining ever second. Over 4 billion people are on LinkedIn. One needs to focus on results. The most important element the hiring manager wants to know is what were the results you achieved at your last positions.
Linked in can be used for:
- Managing your information from your profile.
- Finding a hiring company
- Connect with the decision makers
- Ability to be found by hiring companies.
Jessica explained when she lost her job she joined LinkedIn and has never looked back only forward to make her connections, profiles, and checked to see who else she may want to connect with: “Who do you know?”
I know that I was surprised to find so many of past co-workers, hiring managers and even some people that I have interviewed with over the past 10 months.
My first job when I get home from an interview is to log onto the computer send a thank-you email to the person I spoke with and then add the company and the interviewer to my linked in account.
You are also are able to see who has been looking at your profile and pick the top 20 companies for who you are passionate about working. It can’t be stressed enough with social media: “Who Do You Know?”
Jessica shared a story about a friend, who had just finished RN school and was unable to find a job. She knew a friend that knew someone at Banner help , but she was reluctant to ask for help. Her friend reached out several times and she is now working in a place she loves for a company that she wanted to work for. Ask for help most people are more than willing to help a friend in need.”
Some other bullet points you may want to consider:
- Make sure you have an All Star Profile.
- Make real connections.
- Check LinkedIn job board.
- Join in group discussions.
- Use Keywords – like experienced Business analyst when applying.
- Remember to ask friends and former employees for recommendations and endorsements on LinkedIn.
Jill Johnson, Talent Acquisition Manager
Jill found her job on linked in. Paychex is one of the best place to work in Phoenix. In 1971 Tom Golisanon started up his own business with Paychex hoping for 40 clients and it has since grown to 50,00 clients nationwide. A Fortune 500 company and revenue exceeds 21 million dollars . They are located in 100 locations in 39 states and Germany; They are a leading company as third party vendor for .Payroll,Human Resources, Benefits and taxes.
You can reach their website go to email@example.com
Laurel Piel, Owner and Cheryl Compton, Recruiting Manager
Laurel in 1999 was the marketing director to the Winter Olympics. They have now move to Phoenix and are doing career consulting , recruiting making a change for the better. Renaissance offers temporary contracts, long term contracts, as well as direct placement. They have positions in Administration and IT
For a profit education with several schools in Phoenix which include EDMC and the Art Institute. There agenda includes Education on line and classroom, strategic focus, quality academics. They have over 26,00 employees. and a faculty of 4,00. Benefits include Healthcare, Dental, Vision , 401k and free tuition.
Elaine Sportbert, Talent Acquisition Specialist
Revana is hiring account managers, electronic direct marketing, consumer accounts.
Sandi Ashton from Career Connectors Board of Directors, thanked volunteers, Career Connectors’ Partners and North Phoenix Baptist Church, which hosts the Phoenix events.