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“Should my Linkedin summary be the same as my resume summary?”

I am often asked whether LinkedIn summaries and resume summaries should be the same. The answer is simple: DEFINITELY NOT! There are 3 main reasons to write different summaries for LinkedIn and your resume. Your resume summary should be short – no more than 5 or 6 lines at most and preferably less. Your LinkedIn […]

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Are You Too Private to be on LinkedIn?

Do you shudder at the thought of posting your career history online? If so, you’re not alone. I frequently hear from people who refuse to join LinkedIn for privacy reasons. That’s your right, but you must understand the implications of this decision. By refusing to post your information on LinkedIn because of privacy concerns, you […]

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How to Add Images or Videos to Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn allows you to showcase your work right in the body of your profile, a perfect feature for marketers, designers, artists, writers and all kinds of creative professionals. Now you don’t need to rely on words to tell recruiters how good you are – you can show them. LinkedIn lets you add images, videos, and […]

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4 ways to write powerful LinkedIn job descriptions

I’ve written before about how to write great LinkedIn headlines and how to create awesome summaries. Now it’s time to talk about job descriptions, because these are a key part of how you present yourself on LinkedIn and most people get them wrong. 1. Don’t cut and paste from your resume LinkedIn is not your […]

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How Employers Are Screening Applicants

A survey of 300 people involved in the hiring process at their company shows how your social media presence increasingly affects the decision making process before you even get to an interview.   Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

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Two Awesome LinkedIn Summary Examples (with Templates)

Your LinkedIn summary is one of the most important elements of your profile. LinkedIn gives you 2,000 characters (including spaces) to summarize your background and, besides your headline, your summary is the first thing people see. That means that many recruiters, hiring managers and potential business contacts will read this section even if they don’t […]

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How to write a powerful LinkedIn summary

The most important part of your LinkedIn profile may be the headline (learn more here) but a very close second is the summary section. This is the first thing people see when they click through to your page and it’s vital that it makes a stellar first impression on recruiters and hiring managers. I’ve been […]

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