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Optimize LinkedIn & Let Recruiters Come to You - Shared screen with speaker view
Rowan Tatai
01:46
Looking forward to this!
Meagan Moakes
01:57
Super excited for this!
melissapayo
02:52
yes
Annie Flippo
02:53
I hear you
Bonnie
02:53
Hi all
Katie Johnson
02:53
Yes!
aurelieeloise
02:54
yes
Melinda
02:54
I can hear you!
Laila
02:54
Yes
meagan
02:54
yep
Maryam
02:55
Yup!
Chelsea Amegatcher
02:55
Yes, can hear you
whitesell
02:55
yes
Bonnie
02:55
Audio is great
Meagan Moakes
02:55
Can ehar you
Barbara Hyatt
02:56
Yep, loud and clear
Aliyah Brack
03:02
I can hear you
Karen B
03:07
Yes
BalleSchwartz
03:20
yes
Heather Bischoff
03:21
Yes!!
Barbara Hyatt
03:21
Yep
Aliyah Brack
03:21
yes
kimberly
03:22
yes
Annie Flippo
03:24
I see
Karen B
04:23
I can see
Sophie Nazerian
04:29
Hi everyone! This is Sophie from Tech Ladies here and we’re excited you’ve all joined us today!
Aliyah Brack
04:30
atlanta
Brittany
04:42
I’m Brittany, a UX Designer in NYC
Barbara Hyatt
04:46
Northern Virginia and I’m looking for work
Heather Bischoff
04:48
Heather Bischoff, Indianapolis, Indiana, Talent Management
Karen B
04:48
Karen B, Boston, MA, Currently unemployed but a Project manager
meagan
04:49
Meagan M, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I’m a front end web developer
Bonnie
04:51
Bonnie in NYC - looking to transition into tech
catherinebodry
04:53
Anchorage, Alaska. Head of Support Ops for Loco2.com (in London)
kimberly
04:54
Kimberly Virginia Beach, Application Analyst
Melinda
04:54
Hi I’m Melinda and I’m a remote front end developer in Asheville, NC
Meagan Moakes
04:58
Meagan Moakes, Dallas, TX; Director of Community Dev at a venture fund/accelerator
Mary-Anne Wolf
04:58
Mary-Anne Wolf, Software Engineer northwest of Boston MA.
uchetta
04:59
This is Urvi from SF working as a technical product manager
Julia
04:59
Julia, UX Designer in San Francisco
Annie Flippo
05:00
It’s Annie from L.A., I’m Head of Data Science for an AdTech company
aurelieeloise
05:00
Aurelie from San Francisco Bay Area, job seeker -Marketing Manager
Karen Bowers
05:02
Karen, senior project manager, in NYC
Sima Shimansky
05:02
Hi, this Sima from Los Angeles. I’m a product Manager.
Cristina
05:05
Cristina, Holmdel, NJ Full Stack Developer
dpatel
05:06
Dimple, UX Design in LA
Katie Johnson
05:07
Katie in NYC returning from sabbatical
melissapayo
05:07
Melissa, Santa Monica, Marketing Automation Consultant
Selena Juneau-Vogel
05:15
Selena from Brooklyn
Kelly Thibault
05:18
I’m Kelly, SF Bay Area, looking to transition into tech HR/People Ops currently in Higher Ed administration
Allison Whitaker
05:19
Hi I’m Allison from NC originally but just relocated to the UK and have social media marketing background :)
Laila
05:21
Laila from Kansas City, I’m a mobile developer
whitesell
05:21
Wendy / NYC / UX-Visual Design
Tina Dinh La
05:24
Tina from San Francisco
Bethany Vander Kaay
05:25
Bethany, Orlando, Florida, Digital Content and Analytics Manager for an international nonprofit
Julie Nymann
05:31
Hi - Julie from Queens, NY here!
Semonna McNeil
05:33
Semonna from Charlotte, NC. I’m an inside sales rep at ConvertKit and an email conversion expert.
April Mullen
05:45
April in St. Louis (lives on airplanes) - Marketing Director at Selligent Marketing Cloud
marta
06:14
Hi! Marta from Barcelona. I’m a brand new Data Scientist after leaving Academia
marta
06:30
Thank you!
jessica.joseph
07:13
Jessica in New York | marketing strategy at an ad agency looking to get into the entertainment tech space and move out west!
Heather Bischoff
07:23
What is everyones favorite holiday food?
Elea<>Pursuit
08:36
Pie
Sarah
08:51
Definitely pie!
Allison Whitaker
08:58
mac and cheese!
April Mullen
09:04
Cookies
Sophie Nazerian
09:07
Hmm… I’ll go with smoked ham
meagan
09:07
Pie!
Hannah Dreher
09:12
christmas tree butter cookies!
Aliyah Brack
09:15
Mac and cheese
Annie Flippo
09:16
Blondies (like brownies)
Kelly Thibault
09:18
Before food allergies it was my mom’s Christmas cookies!
Laila
09:24
Mac and cheese
BalleSchwartz
13:46
do they search by name title or just skills?
Laila
14:11
Probably better put questions in the Q&A box, no?
Tech Ladies Presenter
16:04
www.pexels.com
Oana Gusatu
16:53
is this relevant at the search stage? can you search by image?
Oana Gusatu
17:23
Thanks
BalleSchwartz
18:22
My title is senior client service analyst which is archaic, can I change it to something more modern or will a background check cause an issue to do that?
Tech Ladies Presenter
19:29
www.jobscan.com
Oana Gusatu
19:56
it’s jobscan.co
Oana Gusatu
20:39
Sure :)
Sarah
21:53
if you're switching industries (i'm going from higher ed admin to looking for junior developer roles) should include the job you're seeking as well as what you currently do? This would be my first tech role coming from being an academic advisor at a university
BalleSchwartz
22:00
these go in the summary?
Karen B
22:57
Could you explain what Proof Point means?
Brittany
23:27
what is the target audience?
Oana Gusatu
25:32
I saw people writing this in the 3rd person. Thoughts?
BalleSchwartz
25:40
is it ok to include a little work and a little personal in the summart?
Sarah
27:07
Is there an ideal length for the summary?
Karen B
27:45
Should the real life story be about a career related topic only?
Anna
27:48
Do you show somewhere where on the profile page each of these sections is?
Anna
28:00
*where
Sima Shimansky
28:49
if you’ve included articles in your experience, do you also include in summary?
Hannah Dreher
30:53
I’ve heard people recommend writing the summary in the third person…like “she has been at X company for 13 years and enjoys figure skating”…is it better to write in first person?
Bonnie
33:40
as someone looking to transition, how fluent should you be to include a skill?
Bonnie
34:51
great, thanks
ying
34:56
thanks!
Katharina
35:03
Is it possible to see the recording later?
Katharina
35:25
thanks!
Shiyan
36:03
What about those skills you hide from the main view? Are they still searchable?
Sophie Nazerian
36:26
Yes! We’ll send out the recording in the next week - Sophie @ Tech Ladies
Julia
37:48
I feel like no one looks at my recommendations… I have 40…
Brittany
39:09
is there a good way to find remote roles?
Brittany
39:30
sometimes they are listed as remote but then are based somewhere specific
Julia
40:06
remove.io has a list of over 600 companies
Emily Triplett Lentz
40:06
weworkremotely.com :)
Brittany
40:12
thanks!
Tech Ladies Presenter
40:16
flexjobs.com
Hannah Dreher
40:17
so when it comes to location, I’m in the greater Atlanta area…but that comprises about 30 miles in any direction. are recruiters typically looking for people within a specific mile range?
Brittany
42:24
remote.io doesn’t work
BalleSchwartz
43:08
recruiters are really looking at grad dates? I thought if you list it, people can figure out your age which isn’t always ideal
Sima Shimansky
43:21
How do you handle layoffs/unemployment in the experience section?
Emily Triplett Lentz
43:48
It’s https://remoteok.io/
jessica.joseph
43:58
I have the same question regarding leaving out graduation dates to avoid age discrimination
Emily Triplett Lentz
44:08
+1
Bonnie
44:15
does having a grad year not get you filtered out as well?
Anna
44:43
Also re: unemployment, what if you’ve been traveling? Mention in the summary section?
Emily Volz
44:54
I get a ton of spam from connections - is there a way to avoid this? Should I be more selective with the connections I accept?
Sarah
45:01
agreed-- I will likely have to apply to internships before I can get an entry level job because I'm switching industries and I feel self conscious about age-- I already have two masters degrees so I feel silly saying I'm a BS candidate
Sarah
45:53
(re: the age question)
Julia
45:55
I leave out my graduation dates on school
Annie Flippo
46:17
I also left out my grad dates for degrees, doesn’t seem to limit recruiters in finding me
Julia
46:24
Agree
Karen B
46:29
I get emails about jobs through LinkedIn, and job boards. When I reply, I often get no response. I’m not sure I want to include the career interests information which will mean recruiters will get in touch with me but not follow up. Any comments on that?
Julia
46:58
I have that happen all the time! So frustrating
Annie Flippo
47:47
I think it’s a numbers game. You connect with lots of people. There’ll be some good and some bad pings.
Annie Flippo
48:35
I have over 3,600 connections and only 1 bad connection who was trying to sell me stuff
Hannah Dreher
48:46
on connections…I’ve also requested to connect with people in my industry, or people who published books/articles/I like and they usually accept.
BalleSchwartz
49:03
regarding the headline, did you say earlier to include job title you want or the one you have, sorry don’t remember.
Brittany
49:30
I’d love my profile reviewed. I am a UX/UI designer but sometimes its referred to as Product Design
Oana Gusatu
49:50
So everything you said today, is it useful when we apply for jobs on Linkedin or more so when we get approached by recruiters?
Katie Johnson
50:15
Do you offer one on one coaching and strategies
Mary-Anne Wolf
50:16
How do I discourage the flood of spam about non-local jobs when I do not want to relocate?
ying
50:22
I get a lot of messages from headhunters rather than in-house recruiters. Is that a good thing?
Brittany
50:34
how do I write my headline and summary to cover both UX/UI and product designer? Should I spell out user experience and user interface as well for key words?
Karen B
50:39
Why would recruiters contact you and then ghost you when you reply? This happens to me a lot, so I had turned off the career interests section so recruiters won’t contact me.
Irina
50:41
If I’m looking to move up into a leadership role, do you have any tips for a tagline, that also doesn’t tell my current employer that I’m looking?
Aliyah Brack
51:35
I am transitioning careers from customer success manager to jr. web developer how do I blend my experience from manager to web developer?
Aliyah Brack
52:26
Ok thanks
Sarah
52:52
I second Aliyah's question. I'm in a classic catch 22 where I'm in school for a CS bachelor's degree while working full time, so very little time for side projects or volunteer work. I've modified my resume but still no bites... how do I get experience when I have no experience?
Sarah
53:10
or rather.. I've really modified LinkedIn
Hannah Dreher
54:01
where it the most appropriate place to mention networking groups or additional initiatives (for example, I’m a member of a few email related networking orgs, and I also helped co-found a diversity initiative at work that is not related to my job description)
BalleSchwartz
54:11
when a recruiter searches are they searching the title in the headline or the title in the experience section?
Mary-Anne Wolf
54:43
I second the advice to get experience volunteering. Idealist.org is a place to find volunteer opportunities.
Rowan Tatai
54:54
this has been extremely helpful - thank you so much!!
catherinebodry
55:02
Thanks so much!
Meagan Moakes
55:25
Thank you so much for this!
Annie Flippo
55:33
Thanks!
Cristina
55:34
Thank you!!
Sharon
55:35
Great presentation! thanks!
Irina
55:37
Thank you!
Sarah
55:45
Thank you!
Hannah Dreher
55:48
what about using emoji or graphics (in moderation) on profile
Heather Bischoff
55:49
How can we connect with you on Linked in?
Anna
55:50
+1 to where it the most appropriate place to mention networking groups or additional initiatives
marta
55:52
Thank you Meagan!
Allison Whitaker
55:54
Thanks!
Aliyah Brack
55:54
Great presentation Thank you!
Meagan Moakes
56:01
No worries, I am here!
Brittany
56:12
Are you able to do more profile reviews?
BalleSchwartz
57:17
thanks :)
Hannah Dreher
58:18
someone interrupted me midway through - did you address the general mile range that recruiters are looking at (is there a most common one, like 15 miles, 20 miles, etc)
Anna
58:52
Does the chronology of experience matter? The timing of my past few things puts the most important ones at the bottom (where I assume they are harder to find)
Julie Nymann
01:00:47
Thank you!
Hannah Dreher
01:00:50
what about using some emojis (or symbols) in moderation on the profile
Hannah Dreher
01:00:56
I’ve heard conflicting things on this
Sophie Nazerian
01:01:29
Thanks for joining everyone! As a reminder, if you’re not already a member, Tech Ladies connects women with the best jobs and opportunities in tech! And of course hosting great webinars :) join us: hiretechladies.com/join
Rowan Tatai
01:01:38
linkedin’s privacy settings
Hannah Dreher
01:02:44
it’s good to be in the habit of updating your profile regularly so it doesn’t trip off your employer that you’re looking because you only do it once a year