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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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11 concrete ways to use Twitter for networking

I don’t know how many job seekers are strategically using Twitter to network and advance their job search, but I do know that it’s a very small percentage. If you already use Twitter, you can easily switch to the more strategic focus I am going to teach you. But if you have never used Twitter […]

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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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Facebook Adds New Professional Skills Feature

Recently, Facebook added a new feature – the ability to add professional skills to your profile. This is a big deal if you’re looking for work – or even if you’re just building a strong online presence as a career development tool. After all, a recent survey showed that 52% of job seekers have used […]

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5 Things Recruiters Wish You Knew About LinkedIn

Even though LinkedIn is the number one online tool for professional recruiters, it often lets them down. Many recruiters fail to find the candidates they need – not because of problems with the site itself, but because simple profile mistakes render the candidates invisible. If this is happening to you, you’re missing out on great […]

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