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Joshua Waldman

Joshua Waldman

After being laid off two times in six months back in 2008, I decided it was time to really understand the modern job search. By applying my knowledge of social media to proven job search strategies, I found that I was winding up in the interview chair in a fraction of the time it took my peers to do the same. Turns out my layoff experiences were too fresh. The only images in my head during each job interview were pictures of me getting laid off from yet another great company. Yep. I still had plenty of healing to do. So I decided that while I was recovering, I would help other people who were actually ready for the job. In late 2009, Career Enlightenment was born. Through research, interviews and case studies, I managed to figure out some of the most important key principles that work in today’s job search. My advice has been published on Forbes, the International Business Times and Mashable. From the blog came opportunities to speak and train other job seekers and career professionals. And through my own use of social media and good-old-fashioned networking, I found contacts at John Wiley & Sons to whom I could pitch my book idea. They loved that I had over 100 articles with regular blog readers. The book deal was a no-brainer for them. Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies was published in September 2011 and continues to be one of the For Dummies group’s best-selling titles.

What My Speaking Clients Say

I asked Joshua to present at Boston University Alumni Association, and wow did he ever deliver. Joshua’s one hour presentation was well-organized and full of useful tips on how to improve your LinkedIn profile. Our presentation was completely sold out at 165 registered participants, and the feedback from our alumni has been overwhelmingly positive. Thanks again Joshua for a fantastic presentation! Jeff Murphy

Associate Director, Career Education & CAS Programs, Boston University Development & Alumni Relations

Joshua’s presentation was entertaining, inspiring and enlightening. He covered the basics as well as touching on the psychology of marketing with these tools — the subtle nuances and strategies to consider. Laurie Daven

Princor Registered Representative/Investment Advisor Representative, Principal Financial Group

What My LinkedIn Profile Writing Clients Say

Great success, I got a job today! After having my profile rewritten by Liz my phone started ringing. I’ll be recommending your service to my friends looking for work. Thanks very much! Mark Grew

Personal Banker, KeyBank

Hi Joshua! Thanks to you and your team for the assistance with my LinkedIn profile. My hats off to Tayah on her edits and advice on my profile. She helped put my experience into perspective and with any luck I’ll land a role in line with my experience and interests. Thanks again! Michael Gillis

Administrative Director of Clinical Research Operations, Finance and Administration, UCSF Medical Center

What My Readers Say

Joshua is to social media what Yoda is to a Jedi. Whether for yourself or your company – if you need to leverage social media Joshua is the Guru. He’ll not only clarify the vision but also help bring it about. Joshua is way more than just the successful author of “Job Searching With Social Media For Dummies” – that’s just one of many light sabers he welds for his clients. Jay Steven Levin

Principal, Chief Cooperation Officer, WinThinking

I strongly recommend Joshua and his book: Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies. Joshua knows how to develop and incorporate personal strategic skills into social media. His book and his blog have provided a level of guidance and clarity that I’ve not been able to find anywhere else. Since picking up his book and following his advice I was able to come up with effective job searching plan and significantly improved my strategic skills. Jason Kim

Mentor Assistant, SCORE Association

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