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September Job Search Kickstart Checklist


job search kickstart checklistWe are kicking into September, which means hiring season is upon us!

Are you ready?

Yes? ….Awesome!! Go you!

No?….well, are you ready to get ready?

No worries….You got this….

Where do you start?

Here are some actions you can take to get started and get your job landing mojo going (this list is by no means exhaustive, but it is a phenomenal start and massive action — bringing my inner Tony Robbins here with us today!):Continue Reading…

Election-Proof Your Career: 15 Ways to Win – No Matter Who Wins


election-proof your careerWorried about your job with the political jockeying and economic churning occurring each day?

Whatever happens in Washington or Wall Street over the next few months, the fact remains that the uncertainty posed by the election and global fiscal incidents have many people worried about how it will affect their job. 

Does this describe you? 

Executives are rumbling loudly about how the fiscal and electoral outcome can affect the workplace. 

Despite this growing concern, I believe you can triumph in this economic turmoil and political uncertainty.  

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LinkedIn Referrals: One More Reason to Properly Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile


linkedin referralsLinkedIn announced the rollout of LinkedIn Referrals this week. LinkedIn Referrals, which is being called the next generation of LinkedIn Recruiter, is where recruiters use profiles of their superstar managers and employees to find other applicants with similar traits and expertise to add to the rock star employee roster. So instead of trying to write a candidate profile or job description to capture the essence of that top notch employee to find another one, now a recruiter can use the profile content of the superstar employee, within the tools of LinkedIn Referrals, as the basis to find the next key hire.

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Expanded Must-Do LinkedIn Updates: Part 2

Must-Do LinkedIn UpdatesIn this two-part series, you will learn how to customize in-depth, the 10 DIY Steps to Customize Your LinkedIn Profile. This is for intermediate and advanced LinkedIn users. Check out Part 1 here.

As you know, your LinkedIn profile is one of the most important resources you have to reinforce your personal brand and candidate appeal. Now that you have the working elements in place, it’s time to make your profile even stronger so it stands out against the competition.

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How to Make Sure Recruiters Contact You with New LinkedIn Design

New LinkedIn DesignLinkedIn recently rolled out a new profile design for Premium members. In a few months time all LinkedIn members will have the new design which includes a larger profile picture and customizable header image.

This may present new challenges in terms of people contacting you. After all, new changes means new features to keep up with. If you’d like to make sure recruiters are contacting you on LinkedIn:Continue Reading…

DIY LinkedIn Profile Checklist – 10 Steps to Get You Started

DIY LinkedIn Profile ChecklistYour LinkedIn profile is one of the most important resources you have to reinforce your personal brand and candidate appeal. It should not only reinforce your key accomplishments you include in your resume and cover letter, but also provides you with an opportunity to deliver even more information about who you are and your capabilities.

Here are 10 Steps to get your LinkedIn profile in working order. Look for expanded information about what to include in each step, in an upcoming series.Continue Reading…

3 LinkedIn Tips for Executives to Make the Most of LinkedIn

LinkedIn TipsIt’s easy to dismiss the latest social network as a fleeting fad or a waste of time. Facebook is for fun, while Twitter moves at lightning speed. LinkedIn, on the other hand, is where it’s at for those serious about furthering their careers. Follow these 3 LinkedIn Tips for Executives to make the most out of LinkedIn.

Fortune 100 companies from Intuit to Kraft use LinkedIn to recruit, and a quarter of members are senior executives. The average LinkedIn member is a college-educated 43-year-old earning over $100,000. With a reputation to uphold, here’s what executive-level candidates should consider when using LinkedIn:

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LinkedIn Recruiter: 12 Insider Secrets You Need to Know For Your Job Search

LinkedIn RecruiterJob seekers have been hearing for years now that they need to be on LinkedIn to find a job and have professional validation. Well, if Jobvite’s recent statistic stating that 94% of recruiters see LinkedIn as the most popular place to vet candidates for their open positions is not reason enough for you to be on LinkedIn properly and professionally, let me give you one more: LinkedIn Recruiter.

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