Category Archives: LinkedIn

8 LinkedIn types that are hurting their brand

Some people just don’t get how to use LinkedIn. As a result, they’re hurting their brand and it comes back to bite them in the ass in their community and their job search. Your behavior is being observed by potentional … Continue reading

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30,000 LinkedIn connections. Really?!

I’ve read a number of posts from people who are complaining that some of their 30,000 connections are being reduced to followers. They apologize to their “valued” connections for the injustice LinkedIn has committed. (LinkedIn has made some bonehead moves in … Continue reading

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Clichés on your résumé: damned if you do, damned if you don’t

  The summary statement began with: “Results-oriented Marketing Professional…” As if my hand had a mind of its own, I circled Results-oriented and wrote “Ugh” next to it. I thought twice of erasing my first comment but in the end … Continue reading

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5 steps to uncovering career opportunities

I tell job seekers in all my workshops that research is key to their job search. I’m being redundant, but it’s true and worth repeating. The time you put into research will be a tremendous return on investment. Many believe that the … Continue reading

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4 successful ways to be proactive in your job search

Some job seekers tell me they turn on their computer every day to log on to Monster, Dice, CareerBuilder, Indeed, and other job boards. They spend many hours a day applying for posted jobs, sending as many as 20 cookie-cutter resumes out a … Continue reading

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Meeting 5 objections to joining LinkedIn

I’ve been invited to speak at a networking event about LinkedIn, where many of the participants are nonbelievers of this great online networking application. My initial reaction when I was asked to speak to the naysayers is to tell them … Continue reading

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Brand yourself in these 6 major LinkedIn sections

This article originally appeared in http://www.recruiter.com.  Many articles talk about how important it is to create and maintain a strong personal brand. Doing this requires consistency across your written, verbal, and online communications. In an Entrepreneur article, author Thomas Smale stresses the importance of having an … Continue reading

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