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...
by Sherri Edwards - Nov, 2013
Change is inevitable. Change for the better and change for the worse. Either way, a time of change can be a great opportunity for you to make a statement, become more visible or take on a major challenge that ultimately builds your value over the long term. By continuously broadening your skill set and showing a willingness to adjust to the new needs of an organization throughout periods of change or to the needs of a new empl...
LinkedIn Recommendations–The Latest
by Georgia Adamson - Nov, 2013
As I’ve noted several times, including recently, I’m a fan of LinkedIn recommendations, both in an active job search and in ongoing career management. They help you leverage your career success based on the value you have contributed throughout your career and beef up the strength of your LinkedIn profile. Because LinkedIn keeps changing a lot of its features, I decided to investigate what the process of requesting and giv...
Relationships Matter–For Your Career and Your Life
by Georgia Adamson - Nov, 2013
Relationships don’t just happen–at least, the ones that matter don’t. And in my book, those are the only ones worth spending much time and energy on. Whether it’s in relation to your ongoing career success or to your non-work-related life, you can’t afford to ignore the value and importance of building and nurturing strong relationships. That’s true whether or not they produce any short-term benefits for you personally. R...
Resumes That Work
by Judith Lindenberger - Nov, 2013
If you are looking for a job, writing a resume is one of the first steps you need to take. The goal of a resume is to get you in the door with prospective employers. And, you have about 30 seconds to grab the reader's attention. As the former Manager of Staffing for a Fortune 500 company, certified career counselor, and board member of several nonprofit organizations, I have reviewed thousands of resumes. Based upon my exp...
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