Shape Up Your Professional Network with Shapr (VIDEO)


I have been playing with a new networking app called Shapr. It’s a nice little app that is available at http://m.onelink.me/9a712f9a.
Download it an start meeting some new people to network with.

Summary

I thought I would do a quick critique or review of a new app I've been playing with this designed to help you build your professional network.

The app is called Shapr. There is a link in the show notes that tells you where to go to download it, whether it's in Google play or in the app store.

It is kind of like Tinder for networking. Unlike previous apps that I've seen like this that are geolocation oriented. "Who is near you who…" This app is connected to your LinkedIn profile and thus is able to extract information about you from it about you and others. Using their particular tech, what they do is match you up with other individuals with whom you might have a common interest. So, like Tinder, you swipe one way to say that you're not interested, swipe another way to say that you're interested and will only put you in touch if both of you are interested. In that respect it is like tinder.

For now, they have about 300,000 members and growing exponentially. For now it is aggregated in large urban areas. For example, for me in western North Carolina in the city of about 85 or 90,000 people, most of what I am seeing is in Charlotte, Atlanta and DC which you would expect, because those are major hub areas. I'm sure that will change over time so that if you're in smaller markets things will open up for you, too.

However, if you are looking to expand your network and connect with people, they'll try to promote you to others and share with others. In addition, as they grow, I've been told that there will be a premium version of the product coming out later this year (2017) not been excited about some of the functionality I've been hearing from them that will be offered. In case they change the path to the launch, I want to talk about any specific features yet.

I like this app and I think it is worth exploring. Again, it is called Shapr.

Every day, they are releasing somewhere around 15 to 17 profiles to you. These are not your connections on LinkedIn, nor are they allowing you to connect with them there. These are fresh people that you can network with. It may take a minute of swiping to view the 17. If you hesitate. It may be a minute and 10 seconds or minutes and 15 seconds. Not exactly a big deal. They are trying to avoid situations where it seems spammy where it would be annoying for people to get together. Remember, you have a right of refusal as well as blocking features for the "lunatic" who might be there.

Overall, it is a nice little app. Downloaded in Google Play or in the App store. Again, there's a link in the show notes to where you can do this.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and leadership coaching.

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Be Careful Using the LinkedIn Job Search App | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

HILVERSUM, NETHERLANDS - JANUARY 28, 2014: Linkedin is a social networking website for people in professional occupations. As of June 2013 more than 259 million users in more than 200 countries.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the features of the new LinkedIn Job Search app and how not to use it.

 

Summary

I want to talk with you about the LinkedIn job search app, currently in iOS only.  The app allows you to search for jobs through mobile device.

Big deal.

What they are doing is a few different things.  The 1st thing is maintaining privacy.  Historically, LinkedIn notifies members or connections of yours about activity that you are engaged.  You may not really care about that but if you are connected to your manager, that’s a problem, of course.  The mobile app doesn’t do that. It maintains complete privacy about your activities across your network.

Let me read some of the additional functionality to you:

it allows you to search by title, location, or keywords.

It will recommend jobs to you based upon saved searches, jobs that you have viewed and your LinkedIn profile.

It will give you notifications when new jobs match what you are looking for

it does processing from your LinkedIn profile.

Fundamentally, the idea of being able to. Find out about jobs through an app is a good idea.  However, if you are going to be applying for job, make sure “I’m sure that what they’re going to suggest that you forge your LinkedIn profile to an employer as part of the replication process.  What they are trying to do is replace the resume), you have to make sure that your profile demonstrates a fit for the role, otherwise, it is just like a generic resume. It will work sometimes, but not often enough.

Again, before you apply for job you have to make sure the profile fits otherwise you are just wasting everyone’s time.

 

Do you think employers are trying to help you?

You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com changes that with great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

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Use The LinkedIn Mobile App (Video)

 

It is much easier to network with LinkedIn’s mobile apps. Here, I’ll speak to a lot of the fuctionality and how to use it.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube  for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Do you need more in-depth coaching? Join my Coaching program.

Want to ask me questions via phone, Skype or Facetime? Have your job search questions answered.

Review: LinkedIn Groups App

 

In this video, I take a look at the new LinkedIn Groups app.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube  for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Do you need more in-depth coaching? Join my Coaching program.

Want to ask me questions via phone, Skype or Facetime? Have your job search questions answered.

A Review of TheLadders Recruiter Mobile App for iPhone

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter re-visits TheLadders Recruiter app. What do I discover? Is it finally worthwhile? This is a link to the original review

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Do you need more in-depth coaching? Join my Coaching program.

Want to ask me questions via phone, Skype or Facetime? Have your job search questions answered.

A Review of the LinkedIn Connected App

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter reviews LinkedIn Connected for what he can do for you and how it might be improved.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Do you need more in-depth coaching? Join my Coaching program.

Want to ask me questions via phone, Skype or Facetime? Have your job search questions answered.

A Review of the LinkedIn Job Search App

 

In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter reviews the LinkedIn Job Search App and whether you should use it.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Do you need more in-depth coaching? Join my Coaching program.

Want to ask me questions via phone, Skype or Facetime? Have your job search questions answered.

Get Yourself Known

 

In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses ways to network and BeKnown.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Do you need more in-depth coaching? Join my Coaching program.

Want to ask me questions via phone, Skype or Facetime? Have your job search questions answered.

 

Be Careful Using the LinkedIn Job Search App

 

In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the features of the new LinkedIn Job Search app and how not to use it.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a recruiter for more than 40 years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Do you need more in-depth coaching? Join my Coaching program.

Want to ask me questions via phone, Skype or Facetime? Have your job search questions answered.

A Review of Linkup

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter reviews LinkUp, a job search app for iOS and android.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a recruiter for more than 40 years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Do you need more in-depth coaching? Join my Coaching program.

Want to ask me questions via phone, Skype or Facetime? Have your job search questions answered.

 

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