If you’re not familiar with Linkedin
, go to the Linkedin Learning Center
to get your basic questions answered. Then register (there’s no cost to start a basic account) and design a complete business profile that highlights your accomplishments. Think of this as your online resume. What would you want a prospective employer to read about you?
Also, remember that anyone at your company can see this profile, so if you don’t want your current employer to know that you are looking for a job, don’t mention it.
After you finish your profile, you can start to invite your current colleagues and friends to connect with you. You can also reconnect with people you worked with in the past. Search for colleagues at past jobs by using the “Search” button at the top of the page or go to the bottom of the page and look under “Just Joined Linkedin”. It will show people at the companies that you worked for that you might know.
Next, you want to expand your profile by asking colleagues to write references for you on Linkedin
. Make sure to write references for them also.
Click this image to take my latest LinkedIn poll
For LinkedIn members we have created the LinkedIn Group “CFA Freelancer Community” and we invite you to join. If you are not a member of LinkedIn yet I strongly urge you to join – it is esy, fast & free for basic service.
The CFA Freelancer Community is a networking hub for architects and designers who have either interviewed or worked with Consulting For Architects, Inc. from 1984 to the present on a freelance, consulting or permanent basis. Members may start and comment on discussions, submit news, and reply to job postings. If you have never interviewed or worked with CFA and would like to learn more about our staffing services please send a WORD version copy of your resume to [email protected] or call us at 212.532.4360
CFA employees assist in managing and monitoring the Community and all members of the Group are invited to start and comment on discussions. You can navigate to, and join, the Community through my LinkedIn Page