Joshua Waldman is an Author, Speaker and Trainer specializing in helping people re-gain control of their careers in today’s economic and technology climate. As the author of “Job Searching With Social Media For Dummies”, he enjoys presenting keynotes and workshops on personal branding, online reputation and advanced LinkedIn strategy. With the mission of helping professionals break away from outdated and ineffective job-searching strategies, he runs, a successful career blog. Joshua has been featured on ABC News, Mashable, International Business Times and Simply-Hired. For more information about Joshua or his book visit:


Follow These 3 LinkedIn Tips If You Recently Changed Careers

LinkedIn Tips

As a job seeker in 2013, you’re lucky. You have LinkedIn. 10 years ago when I changed careers and left the solar industry, I didn’t have LinkedIn as a personal branding tool. As a result, here’s an example of the sort of response I received: “I see you have experience selling solar panels in Kathmandu. [...]

Not All LinkedIn Skills Are Created Equal: How to Pick the Right Ones

LinkedIn Skills

Are you taking control of what skills show up on your profile? Or are you letting your connections determine what’s listed on your LinkedIn page? Guilty of the latter? Big mistake. That’s a rookie move. Many LinkedIn users will pick a few skills and leave things alone. What happens next is your network begins endorsing [...]

3 Easy Steps to Finding a Job With LinkedIn’s New Contact App

LinkedIn Contacts

I receive a fair amount of requests for LinkedIn recommendations, and I usually oblige without hesitation. However, a recent e-mail from an old colleague made me realize there are plenty of “networkers” out there who just don’t get it. “Yo, would you give me some props for that time we volunteered at SunLight.” I thought [...]

If You Were a Recruiter, You’d Do It, Too (LinkedIn, That Is!)

LinkedIn Recruiting

I’m sitting in the Minneapolis airport when this tweet came in from Erin Perry, Student at St. Cloud State University, with this cute doodle. I guess this is something I must have said at yesterday’s talk on campus, “LinkedIn is crack for recruiters” I told the story of how I had to hire two people this [...]

3 Ways to Demonstrate Your Value in a Job Search

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When I train career advisors and job seekers on the strategic approach to the online job search, I make sure to mention that a résumé is an obituary. Résumés do a great job telling people what you did. Where you worked. What things you’ve done in your past that made a difference. And résumés have [...]

LinkedIn Tip: Join a Group

LinkedIn Group

In 2006, when I still worked at Cisco, I started a little LinkedIn Group called “Cisco.”  Okay, not very creative or original. But I thought it was a good idea at the time to help Cisco folks leverage our mutual LinkedIn networks for career opportunities. HR didn’t like the idea though — which only made [...]

How to Engage Hiring Managers Using Social Media

Engage Hiring Managers Using Social Media

You’ve probably figured out by now that seeking work through job boards can give you mixed results. I’ve heard some experts claim that for every job opening on a job board, an average of 300 people are submitting resumes to that same job. To make matters even more frustrating, the longer you wait to reply, [...]

What is Your Google Grade?


Considering that 70 to 80 percent of potential employers are going to Google you, it makes sense to see how well you are doing in that area. In the video below, I review an easy to use free tool from — a tool that gives you a grade. Remember to do something with this [...]

The Real Use of Video in Your Job Search


Steven and Gareth were business partners on three ecommerce websites. In 2010, they started their first site, on a platform called Big Commerce. When Big Commerce began posting job openings on Craigslist earlier this year for customer service reps, Steven and Gareth really wanted to work there. There were just a few problems. First, [...]

How to Double Your LinkedIn Recommendations with Style

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In all of the conversations I’ve had with recruiters and hiring managers, I’ve never once heard that a weak recommendation cost a candidate consideration for an opening. It’s not likely that a silly recommendation on your profile will damage you. However, when considering candidates, recruiters do say that they notice these three things about recommendations [...]