Category: LinkedIn

Is Your Resume the Problem? Probably Not.

As a professional resume writer that constantly preaches the importance of a high-quality, optimized and branded resume in your job search, this blog title might catch you off guard. Is your resume important? Yes, of course. A well crafted resume will open doors, command a higher salary, and help you stand out in a competitive […]

Jump Start Your Job Search – Five Tips to do TODAY!

I say it over and over again – be PROACTIVE in your job search! I write blogs, send newsletters and coach clients on how to run a job search that will get results. But it never fails.. almost weekly I have an unemployed client contact me and say “I am not hearing back from my […]

How to Job Search on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a formidable professional networking platform and powerful job board/search engine. The fact that 94% of recruiters use social media (mostly LinkedIn) to fill open positions should get you excited. Hopefully by now you have created a keyword rich, engaging and fully optimized profile that will help you stand out. This is your first […]

5 Tips to Get Noticed by Recruiters on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is currently the number one online tool used by professional recruiters to find candidates – before they ever post a job publicly, they are searching behind the scenes first.  However, many recruiters are not finding the candidates they need on LinkedIn – and this is because simple profile mistakes make candidates invisible. If you […]

Smart Job Seekers Do These 10 Things

CareerBuilder posted a great article on what “smart” job seekers do, it seems simple enough, but I see these mistakes made over and over again. So, what separates the smart job seeker from others looking for employment? Oftentimes, it is one of these 10 things: 1. They realize a potential job lead could be anywhere. […]

How to Job Hunt Privately on LinkedIn

While many of my clients are open about their job search, others want to stay open to opportunities without alerting the people they work with. Here is an excellent article on LinkedIn that shows  how to adjust privacy settings to run a job search without announcing it to all of your connections. The Stealth Job Search: […]

September 23, 2013 Job Search, LinkedIn

Job Search Tips When Returning to the Workforce

This is a great article on LinkedIn explaining how to run a job search when you are currently unemployed, or are returning to the workforce after some time off. While it focuses on LinkedIn profiles, many of the strategies can be applied to your resume and cover letter as well. How to Job Hunt When […]

Do You Need a Résumé in the LinkedIn Era?

You’ve got a killer LinkedIn profile, so do you even need a traditional resume? The answer, beyond doubt, is YES. Here is an excellent article from HBR on why an old-fashioned resume is still necessary in this era of LinkedIn and online job search. Read the original article on here. Do You Need a […]

September 1, 2013 Job Search, LinkedIn, Resume Advice

What is Personal Branding?

Personal branding is defined as – The sum of your personal and unique attributes that differentiates you from your peers and enables you to provide that definitive quality of work that best represents who you are. Attributes like your core values, motivational skills, leadership strengths, passions, purpose, and mission are your attractive forces that bond, […]

How to Build the Perfect LinkedIn Profile

Wonderful infographic from Undercover Recruiter. Clear, simple explanation of LinkedIn profile creation basics.

August 10, 2013 Job Search, LinkedIn
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