Have a Strategy to Make Social Media Job Search for You
by Joshua Waldman - Nov, 2013
Don’t get bogged down in keeping up with the seeming constant changes of social media, just keep focused on your goals and how these tools can help you achieve them. For people just beginning to use social media to advance their careers, a common complaint is that it changes so much. For example, they often cite the most recent Facebook privacy change or LinkedIn’s new user interface. A good army general doesn’t get ca...
How-to Turn Your LinkedIn Profile Into a Multimedia Career Portfolio
by Michelle Dumas - Nov, 2013
Once upon a time, conducting a job search was relatively straightforward: You’d ask friends and acquaintances if they knew of any openings, peruse the Classified Ads section of the local newspaper, and send resumes along with a nice cover letter. It was even permissible, if not advisable, to follow up with a telephone call. No longer. The Internet has completely (and likely irreversibly) altered the job search lan...
What do you do when a recruiter has viewed your LinkedIn profile?
by Georgia Adamson - Nov, 2013
The etiquette required in connecting/contacting people on LinkedIn can make even senior executives anxious. The thing to recognize is that people who look at your profile are usually there for a reason. While some may be recruiters, others could be friends, or former co-workers trying to reconnect. So, what do you do when a recruiter has viewed your profile on LinkedIn? This question came up in a LinkedIn Group discussion...
Writing a LinkedIn Profile That Leads to an Exciting Job Offer in 30 Days or Less
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Nov, 2013
This past week we had a client who received an exciting new job offer from a company that found him on LinkedIn using a LinkedIn profile we had written for him. We’ll call him Joe Smith. Within two weeks of using his LinkedIn profile, Joe was found by an employer and received a great job offer. Without the use of a resume, this client leveraged his LinkedIn profile to secure an exciting new career. Here are the five strat...
6 Ways to Avoid LinkedIn Profile Picture Mistakes
by Hallie Crawford - Nov, 2013
Thank you to Stacy Smyk-Santiago, one of our certified career coaches, for this article! What should I choose for my LinkedIn profile picture? You may not think it matters much or that your “stock” picture will get you by, but you only have seconds to make a first impression. Studies have shown that people respond in dramatically different ways to slight picture variations which affect your connection rate, recruiter c...
Are You Making This Critical Mistake on LinkedIn?
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Nov, 2013
Dumping your resume content straight into each section of LinkedIn —and calling it done? If you’re still assuming that your resume will stand in for your Profile, you’re doing yourself (and your job search) a disservice. Here’s why: your resume might be well-written and contain solid achievements—but that doesn’t mean it was developed for online reading or recruiter searches. Here are 3 compelling reasons that p...
Cover Letters That Get Noticed
by Lorrie Boyer - Nov, 2013
The Cover Letter is the first chance you get to make a lasting impression on the potential employer. In many cases, it is what makes the employer or Human Resources person want to read your resume. The cover letter should showcase your personality, professionalism and of course your skills relevant to the position you are seeking. In addition, you should make sure that the tone and how you write the cover letter to a perso...
Fill ‘Er Up!
by Harry Urschel - Nov, 2013
Keeping a full pipeline of job opportunities you are pursuing is one of the best ways to maintain a positive mental attitude, take away fear and worry, and avoid great discouragement in your job search! Too often, job seekers slow down their networking and hunting efforts once they are in process of being considered for a particular position. When that position never materializes, it can feel like a tremendous blow, especi...
Finding Yourself in Your Work or Losing Yourself in It? | Pursuing Growth
by Dawn Lennon - Nov, 2013
Work has a habit of revealing a lot about you. Coworkers watch what you do and then draw conclusions like you: Really know how to get stuff done the right way (or not) Are someone who should be promoted (or never allowed to supervise) Want to keep getting better (or only do enough to get by) You assess yourself too each time you cross a work hurdle, discovering that you: Take to new assignments with relative ease (or...
Is Embellishing Your Resume Part of the Job Search Game?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Nov, 2013
I was in a radio interview with the Local Job Network team this week discussing the perfect balance of a resume—and not overselling or understating yourself. And this question came up: It’s often perceived that embellishing one’s skills or experience is a part of the “game” of getting a job. What do you say? I would say that the real issue is that most job seekers do not know how to effectively market themselves and show...
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