Category Archives: LinkedIn

5 reasons why LinkedIn Recommendations should get more respect

In my house the basement is designated for the stuff we barely use or bicycles that my kids ride in warm weather. It’s not the type of basement that is a finished “man cave.” I give it no thought until the … Continue reading

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7 things to think about before including your LinkedIn profile URL on your job-search documents

I often get this question during a Résumé Advanced workshop or other workshops, “Should I include my LinkedIn address on my résumé?” My answer to this is, “Sure, as long as your profile will serve you well.” This is to say, your LinkedIn … Continue reading

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4 reasons why your LinkedIn profile needs a strong Media section

This article marks the third of making your LinkedIn profile stronger. The previous two talked about your Summary and Experience sections. Before you read any further, I’d like you to take a moment to read one of the most comprehensive articles … Continue reading

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3 reasons why you need a strong LinkedIn Experience section

While I’m amazed that some people don’t have a LinkedIn Summary, I’m just as befuddled by folks who don’t see the value of a strong LinkedIn Experience section. When employers and visitors see a profile that lacks details in this … Continue reading

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4 reasons why you need a strong LinkedIn Summary

I still remain perplexed that some LinkedIn members put little effort into their Summary section, or don’t have one at all. Would you go to an interview or business meeting without shoes? Of course not. So I wonder why people … Continue reading

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12 egregious mistakes you don’t want to make with your LinkedIn profile

I’ve reviewed many profiles as a workshop facilitator and LinkedIn trainer. Many profiles are well constructed, while others are not indicative of future success. Is it easy to create a compelling profile that gets noticed in a positive way? Not … Continue reading

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Be smart; say, “thank you” when you’re invited to someone’s LinkedIn network

It’s well worth repeating the importance of showing your gratitude for being inviting to someone’s network, especially if you’ve received a thoughtful, personalized note–not the default message LinkedIn provides. In a previous entry I ranted about how sending a thoughtful invite on … Continue reading

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