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January 10, 2018
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Window & Door Takes on IBS
The International Builders' Show opened on Tuesday, Jan. 9 in Orlando. Window & Door is covering the show live via our Twitter feed. See Day 1 Recap and Follow us on Twitter.
 
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The Talk

By Meryl Williams

LinkedIn, the online professional networking tool, was a topic of two workshops I gave at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2017 National Fall Conference. Even if you’re not currently job-hunting, you should care about the state of your current LinkedIn profile. It’s always good to see what’s happening in your industry, how companies and roles are changing and who in your network might just be perfect for an opportunity on your radar. 

If you’re looking for a new position, it’s even more important that a profile is up-to-date. A 2016 Jobvite survey found that 87 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to vet candidates. 

You are your own brand, and you need to be your biggest advocate for that brand. Read More

 

Monthly Reader Poll

For many, social media is a means to stay in touch with industry updates, along with learning about what colleagues are up to, product changes and more. There are a variety of social media tools available, each with a little different approach. In an upcoming issue of Window & Door magazine, we will explore the impact of social media on the fenestration industry, and how it’s being utilized across the industry.

As you consider the opportunities and challenges that 2018 will present, will you utilize social media tools such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and others to stay current, and to connect with others in your field? Weigh in on the poll, post a comment and/or contact us with any comments. We may use your input in an upcoming story. 

What social media outlet do you deem to be most important on keeping up with industry news and articles?

What social media outlet do you deem to be most important on keeping up with industry news and articles?
LinkedIn
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
Other (specify in comments)
None
 

 
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