Category: LinkedIn

LinkedIn Names Solomon Page as One of the Top 25 Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies

Filed under: Company News, LinkedIn, Social Media, Solomon Page

Today (10/19/17), LinkedIn announced their 2017 list of the Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies, with Solomon Page coming in at #13.

Based on content performance, recruiter activity, and overall engagement, LinkedIn compiled their data to determine the Top 25 front-runners, all of whom have proven to provide the best opportunities and experiences for LinkedIn members.

With more than 60,000 eligible search and staffing companies, Solomon Page is honored and excited to be included amongst the North American Top 25.

View the complete list here…

The 9 Things Your Online Professional Profile Must Have

Filed under: Job Search, LinkedIn, Networking, Social Media

This is what you need to get noticed

It’s not enough to have just a resume anymore; if you’re serious about your job search or your career, you need to have an online professional profile on a site like LinkedIn.

But you can’t just copy and paste your resume into the profile template and call it a day. Experts say the online format gives you opportunities to sell yourself an ordinary resume can’t provide—if you know how to use it.

Here are their recommendations.

Include a photo.

“You get 21 times more views if you have a profile photo,” said Catherine Fisher, career expert at LinkedIn.

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We’ve Hit 20,000!

Filed under: LinkedIn

Thanks to our valued relationships with our clients, candidates and employees, Solomon Page Group has reached 20,000 followers on LinkedIn and the number is already growing!  We believe the strength of our relationships will always have greater importance than their number,  but we always appreciate the opportunity to introduce ourselves, our services and expand the network of people connected to our company.  While we are proud that Solomon Page Group is recognized for excellence, consistency and results, we know that our business is based on upon people and the mutual trust, respect and benefit we share. Thank you for helping us reach this milestone and stay with us as we continue to grow!

9 Reasons Why You Must Update Your LinkedIn Profile Today

Filed under: Branding, LinkedIn, Social Impact, Social Media

Over the past decade, LinkedIn has become an essential personal branding tool. It has never been more important to build and maintain a stellar LinkedIn profile. The virtual professional network has morphed from an online resume and networking site to a comprehensive personal branding resource. Here are nine eye-opening reasons why you need to polish your LinkedIn profile right now!

1. It has millions of members. With over 225 million members, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. Today, it’s assumed that you have a LinkedIn profile. If you don’t have one, can you be taken seriously as a career-minded executive? Brand-conscious leaders don’t turn their backs on two hundred million prospects.

2. It shows up at the top of Google searches.When someone googles you, your LinkedIn profile will likely show up in the first or second spot – that’s some powerful Google juice! This is important because, according to a Gravitate Online study of over 8 million clicks, more than 94% of users clicked on the first page results while fewer than 6% clicked to the second page. The first and second positions get 50% of all clicks.

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Do You Need a Résumé in the LinkedIn Era?

Filed under: LinkedIn, Resume Tips, Your Career

Now that LinkedIn has become the standard place to present your professional history and credentials — not to mention the fastest way to check somebody else’s — the humble résumé has lost its once-hallowed position as the canonical version of your professional identity. Your LinkedIn profile should be the most-viewed and most current version of your professional life. That has many people asking: Do I even need an old-fashioned résumé anymore?

The answer is a highly qualified “yes”.

The Value of LinkedIn

In the past, résumés have served several functions:

  1. Applying for a job: When you’re applying for an advertised position, you almost certainly need to submit a résumé as part of the application process.
  2. Job hunting: Even if you’re not applying for a specific job, you may still use a résumé as part of your search process, as a way of introducing yourself to people who may be interested in your skills.
  3. Professional credentialing: Résumés act as a way of establishing your professional credentials in many circumstances, like grant applications, requests for proposals, and conference or speaker submissions.
  4. Professional memory: Your résumé is your own professional memory. Keeping it up-to-date is a way of ensuring you don’t forget the professional accomplishments or qualifications you may want to highlight during your next job hunt.

Click to read the full article at the Harvard Business Review >>