“Under Pressure” – Validating Your IT Skills On LinkedIn

LinkedIn RecommendationsAs an IT pro, you’re generally the first to acknowledge and appreciate new technologies. But let’s face it – sometimes these technologies seem more complicated than helpful. In the case of virtual resume platforms such as LinkedIn, users sometimes try to simplify things by ignoring details, processes, and steps which they feel are too complicated or unnecessary. But such a mindset when it comes to LinkedIn could cost you your next great IT gig. If the thought of tackling those extras puts you “Under Pressure,” avoid “cracking” the way Queen describes in their hit song by following our tips below.

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Is IT All Up From Here?

IT is looking up in the United States and, especially Minnesota.  Minnesota was recently recognized as the number one state to look for IT jobs.  Nationally, IT has made large employment gains for the first half of 2015. In fact, IT gained jobs in 14 of the past 18 months. Not only are IT staffing needs increasing, but salaries are expected to increase by 3.0% in 2015 – the largest increase since 2008. With all that in mind, you can feel good about the future of IT, in Minnesota, and everywhere.

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“Don’t, Don’t You Want Me?” – Your Work History on LinkedIn

LinkedInExperienceHas a lack of activity on your LinkedIn profile page left you asking the question made famous by the 80’s hit song: “Don’t You Want Me?” Some wisdom from the ESP IT recruiting team in this second blog of our three-part LinkedIn Tips series will tell you how the middle of your LinkedIn page—the “experience” section—could be negatively impacting your professional image. While the opportunity to include as much IT work-history as desired can be an advantage for more seasoned IT pros, when used incorrectly the experience section may be holding you back. You won’t “be sorry” that you checked out our tips for cleaning up this tricky section.

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