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LinkedIn’s New Look and What It Means for Your Profile

LinkedIn’s New Look and What It Means for Your Profile

LinkedIn changed its look a few months back. As someone hired for resume and LinkedIn professional services, I can attest to this fact: If you haven’t reworked your profile, whether or not you are actively job hunting, you run the risk of getting ignored by the recruiters and decision makers who scour the site regularly looking for talent. If your aim is to increase traffic…

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Why You Must (and How) to Avoid 4 Common Resume Mistakes

Why You Must (and How) to Avoid 4 Common Resume Mistakes

Thanks to a strong job market and a high number of people flocking to it – competition for top jobs and pay are steeper than ever. As someone others rely on for guidance regarding how to write an executive resume, I can attest that yours is one of the most important tools for getting interviews. There are a couple resume mistakes that you need to…

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3 things executives who need assistance in writing a resume should know about standing out from the competition.

3 Things Executives Must do to Differentiate Themselves When Job Hunting in the Face of Tough Competition

For those looking to test the job search waters of seeking assistance in writing a resume, recent news reports are encouraging! Companies are adding jobs at a pace we haven’t seen in years, and private sector and small business hiring are on the rise. The bad news? While more companies will be looking to hire senior and C-suite executives, competition for roles with top perks and compensation will…

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Struggling with Conveying Your Career’s Blood, Sweat and Tears on Paper? Understanding How Resumes Get Read Will Help Tell Your Story

Struggling with Conveying Your Career’s Blood, Sweat and Tears on Paper? Understanding How Resumes Get Read Will Help Tell Your Story

When people find me after conducting a search for online professional resume writers, I tell them the unvarnished truth. Resume reading has evolved over the years – in large part thanks to advancements in technology. Furthermore, recruiters and hiring managers are pressed for time and are inundated with applications sent online. Where before a reader had the luxury of taking a few minutes to review, today’s readers spend…

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How to Go from Passive to Active on LinkedIn and Gain a Competitive Advantage

How to Go from Passive to Active on LinkedIn and Gain a Competitive Advantage

To be cutting edge back when LinkedIn launched back in 2003, all you needed was an account and a profile that outlined your jobs, titles and where you went to school. Boasting a 2014 membership of 300 million, a passive profile alone no longer cuts it – particularly if yours is an industry inundated with job seekers. You need to actively engage your audience and…

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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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