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Who Else Wants a Great LinkedIn Summary?

Have you ever noticed the difference between a good LinkedIn profile and a great one? Both have most, if not all, of the sections filled out—a headline, a timeline of professional experiences, several recommendations and maybe a few personal interests listed. However, the great LinkedIn profile likely has something the good one does not: an…

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The Fundamentals of Using LinkedIn on the Job Hunt

Quite possibly the most comprehensive interview I have ever experienced that covered the role that most social media channels should take during a job hunt: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. In particular, look out for the fundamentals of incorporating LinkedIn into your job search routine.

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LinkedIn Challenge TIP 2: How to Write a Killer LinkedIn Summary‏

Does your LinkedIn summary tell a good story about your accomplishments, motivations, and future interests? Has it made anyone want to meet you? Let’s continue the ultimate LinkedIn challenge. LinkedIn Challenge TIP 2 out of 5:  When a recruiter or potential employer reads your summary statement, they want to learn about the person beyond the great professional…

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LinkedIn Challenge Starts Now!

Increase your LinkedIn IQ in 5 weeks for free. See results in only 1 week. Start by joining the Ultimate LinkedIn Challenge. I am taking a break from my usual blog post structure and doing things differently during the next few days (FYI: this change in plan is really just for YOU (the world’s best…

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What LinkedIn Users Ought to Know about Job References

Job references still matter. Eight out of 10 HR executives consistently contact references for professional (89 percent), executive (85 percent), administrative (84 percent), and technical (81 percent) positions, according to a SHRM survey. However, these formal reference-check conversations are getting less helpful in clarifying if someone is truly fit for the job. Specifically, a referral…

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Capitalize on LinkedIn Endorsements

Your career is no place for crowdsourcing. However, through LinkedIn Endorsements your connections are now able to weigh in on your skills. The more endorsements a skill receives the more credible that one skill is because your contacts agree. Yet, it takes zero effort which makes LinkedIn Endorsements a great engagement strategy, however there are…

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How to Secretly Use LinkedIn

Wild flurries of LinkedIn activities have resulted in premature pink slips. If your boss or colleagues see signs that you are job hunting such as connecting with recruiters, updating your profile after you got that year-end bonus, or that you are following a slew of companies then your current situation can be compromised. Yet, your…

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Three Pillars to Successful LinkedIn Recommendations

LinkedIn recommendations are useless…if not supported by a strategy. After tailoring LinkedIn profiles for professionals who have successfully attracted attention, I found that having a single objective when crafting your online presence and applying its essence within each section works best. LinkedIn recommendations are NO exception to this idea!

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