Tag Archives: LinkedIn profile


Why You Can’t Skip Out on Online Branding During your Job Search

Why You Can’t Skip Out on Online Branding During your Job Search

Targeting that executive and C-suite role often requires a solid online reputation. Why? Many recruiters now use social media to find and vet candidates, and decision makers often scour the web for proof that you are who you say you are, and know what you say you know. Building a personal brand takes time and a bit of patience. An online brand should supplement any…

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3 tools LinkedIn users should use according to a Resume and LinkedIn writing expert services

These 3 Underutilized LinkedIn Tools May Help You Engage in a Sharper, Smarter Job Search

Last Fall, LinkedIn rolled out 3 tools to help users make informed decisions during a job search, and to help draw recruiter attention to their profiles, and to help them acquire critical skills. LinkedIn’s New Year roll  out of a new User Interface shortly thereafter caused many of my clients, who come to me for help with resume and LinkedIn writing services, to forget about…

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What to Keep (and Cut) When Crafting your Resume + LinkedIn

What to Keep (and Cut) When Crafting your Resume + LinkedIn

A first step for most DIY resume writers is to outline a list of all the jobs you’ve held since graduation. At some point, you quickly realize not all of your career history belongs.  I get calls all the time for people inquiring about resume and LinkedIn writing services, who come to me asking what should stay and what should go. The answer? IT DEPENDS. While…

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Raindrops on Roses PLUS a Few of My Favorite Things on LinkedIn

Raindrops on Roses PLUS a Few of My Favorite Things on LinkedIn

Back in the days when Julie Andrews belted out this song in the classic “Sound of Music,” what used to transpire via Rolodexes and phone calls from initial outreach to first-step networking to reconnecting with long-lost colleagues, today happens on LinkedIn. Interested in how to get the quickest ROI when it comes to LinkedIn? Below are the Top 4 functions offered by LinkedIn invaluable in…

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What Recruiters Need Answered on LinkedIn

  It’s been said before. Recruiters and decision makers are leveraging social media, particularly LinkedIn, when searching and vetting candidates. At the end of the day – those scouring for talent on LinkedIn are looking for answers to four basic questions: Who are you? What have you accomplished? What do you know? What Say Others? When a LinkedIn profile is at All-Star status, meaning all…

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To Pay or Not to Pay? This is the question as a LinkedIn Job Seeker

LinkedIn’s plan offerings have grown in the past few years. Today users can choose between the free version as well as several paid versions. Which makes the most sense will depend on individual needs, goals and career aspirations. Below is an overview of the LinkedIn Basic (free), LinkedIn Premium (fee) and the Job Seeker Premium (fee) – review and decide which one works best! BASIC…

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Job Hunting by the Numbers

As countless can attest, today’s job market is not what it used to be ten and certainly not 20 years ago. Gone are the days of sending a resume via the mail or responding to an ad in the paper. That being said, many of the skills critical to getting a job back in the day still apply provided you’re not afraid to embrace what…

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