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When LinkedIn first started there was no need to work with a resume specialist or have a robust profile. This is no longer the case.

Looking for a Competitive Edge? Go from Passive to Active on LinkedIn

To be cutting edge back when LinkedIn launched back in 2003 there was no need to work with a LinkedIn or resume specialist. In fact all you needed was an account and a profile that outlined your jobs, titles and where you went to school. Boasting a 2016 membership of 450 million, a passive profile alone no longer cuts it – particularly if yours is…

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Once your resume is written by a certified professional resume writer, its time to start juggling interviews while employed.

How to Deal with Interviews When You’re Employed

Looking for a new job while you’re still at your current one? Not sure how to do both and afraid of doing the wrong thing? Whether or not your resume gets written by a certified professional resume writer, here are some points to consider to make the process a little bit easier and hopefully much less painful. Honesty is the Best Policy (where hiring managers…

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Professional Development: Key to Networking, Skills + Advancement

The idea of professional development may seem superfluous to those focused on writing a professional resume to further their job search, and for others an unaffordable luxury from a financial and work perspective. I know there were many times during my early years as an Executive Resume Writer that I told myself, “I can’t afford to take the time off from work or life to attend…

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How Your Resume Must Resemble a News Article to Get Past that First Scan

How Your Resume Must Resemble a News Article to Get Past that First Scan

The term “resume reading” should be obsolete in today’s job market. Given that the average reader spends between six and 20 seconds on the first pass, we should really refer to it as “resume scanning.” When writing a professional resume keep in mind that resumes are read much like newspaper articles.  Here are some tips to get past that first scan. Career Title or Headline…

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Not Getting any Responses to Your Resume? It May Not Be Designed for an Online Read

Not Getting any Responses to Your Resume? It May Not Be Designed for an Online Read

When it comes to writing a professional resume, if you stick to the formatting that worked back as recently as 2010 . . . you run the risk of being overlooked or that critical key points will get missed altogether! For better or for worse, technology has transformed our lives in every other way – and resume reading is no exception. WHAT’S CHANGED? Online Reading: Today…

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Your Resume & LinkedIn Must Complement – Not Copy – One Another

I wrote this article for readers of Forbes.com, and am delighted to share with readers of my blog as well! When LinkedIn first got its’ start, with just 4500 members according to LinkedIn’s About Us page, all you needed to appear cutting-edge was a LinkedIn account. Once word spread and more joined the ranks of LinkedIn, a resume cut-and-paste was still sufficient to differentiate yourself…

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Where Recruiters Search For Answers on LinkedIn – and Where to Put Your Answers!

Where Recruiters Search For Answers on LinkedIn – and Where to Put Your Answers!

I wrote this article for readers of Ivy Exec — and am pleased to share with engaged readers of my blog: Social media plays an integral part of the search and vetting process for recruiters.What are recruiters looking for? It may feel complicated, but at the end of the day it boils down to responses to very basic questions: Who are you? What do you…

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All I Ever Needed to Know About Job Searching I Learned in Kindergarten

There’s a lot out there when it comes to job searching advice – from the ins and outs of applicant tracking software to navigating today’s online networking. While much of today’s job hunting skills require an acceptance (however reluctant!) of technology’s prominent role throughout the process, take comfort in the notion that many of the tried and true steps toward landing a job come from…

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Ready, Set, Go! Three Steps to Making a Career Change this Fall

Dissatisfied with your current job? Next to January and February, September and October are the best months to land interviews according to top career website Career Sidekick. What better way than to test the waters! Who knows? There may be a role out there that pays better or is more personally rewarding. In today’s world where many roles are filled prior to being posted, where…

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There’s More than One Way to Research a Company that Interests You

This post was published in Ivy Exec and appeared in LinkedIn pulse in August, 2016 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Whether identifying companies to target or preparing for an interview, research is a critical component to any successful career strategy. Most career coaches and interviewing experts agree that researching a company is key to formulating astute interview questions; in large part because employers recognize that those who took the time…

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