Posts Tagged ‘LinkedIn’

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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Change Your Career Outlook by Q1 2014

You are back on the job market.   Perhaps, it’s been a few years since the last time you hunted for an opportunity or the last time you found yourself facing the job hunt was during an upswing in the economy.   Either way, there is something different about this job hunt.

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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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Using Competitive Intelligence (CI) to Land a Job, as Told by a Former Insider within the CI Unit for a Fortune 500 Firm

Competitive intelligence spend is increasing among organizations on the rise. It’s proven to gain an edge on competitors, but it is not just for Fortune 500 firms. I’ve prepared career-coaching clients for arduous interview processes with principles I used while working in a Fortune 500 financial-services firm early in my career. This has led my…

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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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A Dialogue About Changing Careers between Military Veterans and Civilians

Two military veterans, one career coach, and an HR executive walk into a bar… See below what those parties say about language barriers between HR and veterans, the transition from military to civilian professional life, and how veterans can expand their non-military relationships. HR Executive (Anonymous): There’s a language barrier between HR professionals and veterans.…

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The Mommy Shift: A Reentry Strategy (Brief Edition)

As a working mom myself,  most of my personal relationships with other moms are now virtual. Yet, even though my mommy conversations consist of chats and texts, I have gained substantive insights into the biggest issues we face in terms of our careers. There are 3 considerations that come up regularly and are applicable to…

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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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Stop Depreciating in Value

Job hunters are like houses waiting to be sold; the longer they are on the market, the harder it is to sell them. In the case of houses, real estate agents change their strategy or update a property’s details (e.g. price, curb appeal, etc.) to generate leads. Similarly, you should make changes to garner a…

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