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One of the biggest challenges for defining keywords is defining words that are actually searched for in the various search engines. Whether you are working on the content of your website, optimizing your profile on LinkedIn or generating Social Media content. Your keywords need to be relevant to your product or service and more importantly, actually searched for by potential customers.

SEO and the Job Hunt…

Posted: 20th May 2010 by jnosal in LinkedIn, SEO

On Tuesday, May 18th I had the opportunity to speak at the CareerConnection “Hire DFW First” Symposium at the Addison Conference Center. Below are a few notes from my presentation. With the limited number of jobs and the high number of candidates, it is critical to have your Resume and LinkedIn profiles optimized for keywords [...]

QR Codes???

Posted: 21st April 2010 by jnosal in John J Nosal, LinkedIn, NosalCentral, QR Code

Ever wanted to have your own bar code to do things with? They are limited to a certain number of numerical digits and don’t do a lot more than inventory control. I have been hearing talk about QR Codes here lately and have been seeing some interesting uses for them. What is a QR Code [...]

Making Connections With People When it gets down to the root use of LinkedIn, its making connections with people. My philosophy with establishing connections is pretty simple. If I’ve meet you through networking, I will connect with you on LinkedIn. I do have one requirement, when you ask to link with me you have to [...]

The Art of Giving and Receiving Recommendations Recommendations are way to give and receive feed back from coworkers, managers, clients and others that you have the opportunity to work with during your career. A common recommendation may be a manager giving a recommendation for a current or past employee. The recommendation could be worded something [...]

Groups are the bomb… One of the things that I enjoy using in LinkedIn is the Groups. In the Groups, you can do additional networking with people that have common interest. And best of all, you have the opportunity to post and respond to messages that are specific to that group. Lets first define what [...]

Using Apps to add interest to your profile. Each week I look at a lot of profiles and after a while they all start to look a like. They all have a photo, a summary and work experience. All of this information is a lot like reading through a stack of 100 resumes. A little [...]

Keywords and Branding Our profile, resume and our social media presence are all key to defining who we are. One of the challenges that we have when defining who we are is defining things that set us apart from the rest of the world. We also want to be found if we are looking for [...]

Tips For Using LinkedIn Effectively #5

Posted: 31st December 2009 by jnosal in John J Nosal, LinkedIn, NosalCentral

Personalize your Public Profile The Public Profile is the URL that people can use to quickly get to your profile on LinkedIn. By default, it is a long alpha-numeric soup that is hard to type or worse verbally tell someone. In my previous post I mention the need to develop strong branding for yourself with [...]

Update your status/profile regularly We have all received that weekly LinkedIn e-mail update and seen what has changed in your network. This could be a change to someones status, updated their experience or even updated their photo. Lets not over look this as a great resource for us to keep our network active and best [...]