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Four Ways to Help Recruiters Find You on LinkedIn

Four Ways to Help Recruiters Find You on LinkedIn

As I mentioned in a previous post I learned a lot from the FAVAR Method of LinkedIn Profile Creation webinar I recently attended, which focused on how purchasers of LinkedIn Recruiter view profiles and search for qualified candidates. Much to my surprise, what you and I see when we view LinkedIn is in many ways quite different from the way accounts appear using this recruiting…

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Four Ways to Increase Your LinkedIn Recruiter Visibility

Four Ways to Increase Your LinkedIn Recruiter Visibility

The tool LinkedIn Recruiter, purchased today by industry leaders and recruiting organizations nationwide, has changed the way talent is searched for and found on LinkedIn. Below are four easy ways to give your profile its best chance at being found: #1 Searchability by Name Did you know if your first name is oddly spelled it can hurt your chances of being found on LinkedIn? Neither did I! Increase your…

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A Professional Bio – a Career Tool to Give you a Competitive Advantage

A Professional Bio – a Career Tool to Give you a Competitive Advantage

If you are in mid- to upper-level management or a C-level executive actively job hunting, no doubt you’ve discovered the landscape a bit more challenging than years ago. Most of my clients recognize they need two basic tools for today’s job search: 1) an impressive resume and 2) an up-to-date LinkedIn profile that is not a carbon copy of the resume. My response to the…

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Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience on your Resume

Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience on your Resume

Wall Street Journal blogger Amsale Aberra recently authored http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2014/08/25/why-now-is-the-time-to-start-a-business/ where she discusses today’s entrepreneurial market. Her post got me thinking about the challenges entrepreneurs face when presenting their experience in a resume. Many of my clients come to me because their startup endeavors didn’t pan out, and they are hoping a return to Corporate America will provide stability and a steady paycheck. With the right…

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It’s all in the Wording – Closing Your Employment Gap

It’s all in the Wording – Closing Your Employment Gap

  It’s all in the Wording – Closing Your Employment Gap Overcoming a gap in employment can be overwhelming. Whether you left the job market by choice or otherwise – my experience shows that unemployed clients are anything but idle. The trick to minimizing a career gap is to position any unemployed experiences optimally with verbiage aligned with the professional world: Volunteer Work Fundraising, coaching,…

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Four Steps to a Targeted Resume

Four Steps to a Targeted Resume

Clients often tell me they don’t want to limit themselves and ask for a resume that can be used for a variety of roles. Unfortunately, generic resumes often are so diluted the reader is hard-pressed to determine how you are a good fit for a specific role. It is great to be a jack-of-all-trades – but it is rare that a job posting calls for…

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Not on LinkedIn? Dispelling 3 Common Arguments So You Don’t Miss the Boat

Not on LinkedIn? Dispelling 3 Common Arguments So You Don’t Miss the Boat

Launched just 11 years ago in May of 2003,LinkedIn today is a career tool equally (some will argue more) important to a resume and critical to maintaining a competitive edge. Whether you are looking for work, looking to network, looking to better position yourself or your company, LinkedIn is the place to be. From a networking and best practices sharing perspective – I would argue…

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TICK TOCK…Five Steps to Get Your Resume Past that Six-Second Skim Read

TICK TOCK…Five Steps to Get Your Resume Past that Six-Second Skim Read

According to a resume eye tracking study published by The Ladders in 2012, recruiters spend about SIX seconds before they make an initial “fit/no fit” decision. Read more about the study but  the bottom line is you don’t have a lot of time to make that first great impression critical to getting a second deeper look or ideally an interview. By following these basics you…

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