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LinkedIn is growing in APAC
 
LinkedIn now has more than 50 million users in the Asia Pacific region, and counting. Last year alone, LinkedIn gained over 7 million new users in India, and over 2 million in Australia and New Zealand. This growth is apparent across the whole region, with nine Asia Pacific countries now boasting more than a million members each: India (24+ million), Australia (5+ million), China (4+ million), Indonesia and the Philippines (2+ million each), Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and New Zealand (1+ million each).
 

When we think of professional networkers, most of us think of executives because they regularly apply many of the principles of networking to their own teams and internal organization departments. They gather information that is actionable and timely: industry trends, opportunities, competitors’ activities, customer feedback, sales projections, etc.

Lately, we’ve noticed a trend: hiring professionals of all different levels, from executive recruiters to hiring managers, have been attending Meetup groups to source top talent. This is especially true in functions and locations where top talent is more difficult to find, such as the technology and web development fields.

Have you heard of Meetup? Are you already a member of some Meetup groups? If you’re not utilizing Meetup to your full advantage, then you’re missing out on some excellent opportunities to boost your executive job search strategy through networking and public speaking engagements.
 
Keep Networking with a Busy Schedule

As an executive, you use every available tool to ensure success for the companies and teams you lead and direct. Certainly your own career advancement should embrace every possible resource and strategy to guarantee an efficient and effective executive job search campaign.
 
Here are five “Must-Have” documents for your career development arsenal:
 
1. Executive Resume. No surprise here, but beware! Resumes have changed radically in the past few years. Make sure your resume meets today’s modern standards.