Choice First, address only those people, whose profiles attracted your attention. If you will meet someone of your choice, this already will be worth your effort. If you will not succeed, there is no reason for despair: thousands of new people are joining tens of dating sites daily, so you will be the winner sooner or later. If you have a good progress with one person, keep exchange with a few more at the same time. There is nothing wrong with that: it is always better to have options by the time when you will get into a real relationship.
Some sites use your profile and stick it into a dating site that is affiliated with them. I am married and do not want to date. I state that, but still get those annoying emails. That means deleting a lot of junk every day. Setting certain emails as ‘junk’ generally works, but many do sneak in. You have to be on top of things all the time.
Google is the primary search engine these days; they get more than 60% of the market share. If you are thinking of doing SEO, your website has to be optimized for Google to make sure that you also get high ranks on the other search engines like MSN and Yahoo.
The saying, “It is not what you know, it’s who you know” is still very relevant. Networking plays a key role in everything you do not just when you are searching for a job. This is one area where social media can make job hunting either very easy or very difficult. If you are well connected whether through Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn you may not even need to search for a job, the job could come to you. If that does not happen, it could and will most likely still be a deal maker or breaker.
Many people have chosen to do business online anonymously. This can be for any variety of reasons, but this in itself creates a trust barrier. How do you know that this person isn’t just going to take your money and run? Or worse, how do I know that they won’t sell my information and wreck my follow my journey?
Update your Status. Use a call-to-action phrase and your link to your blog or website on your status message because they are immediately noticed by other LinkedIn users.
The traditional resume is quickly becoming obsolete. Everyone has a great resume. The probability of you getting an interview based on your resume alone is small and becoming smaller.
Start a debate. Whilst it’s fun to engage in chat and gossip, there’s nothing like a good serious discussion to get to know someone’s true feelings about a subject. You might be surprised by what you find out about someone!