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Don’t Tar All Career Websites with The Ladders Brush

Recently, a class action lawsuit was filed against the American jobs website The Ladders. To those of us who have been following the Ladders controversy for some time, the case comes as no surprise but while investigating the details of the complaint, I came across an online discussion between job seekers who were assessing a […]

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Should You Upload Your Resume to LinkedIn?

So you’ve taken our free resume writing course and now you have a perfect document ready to share with the world. You want to make the best use of it, so shouldn’t you put it out on LinkedIn for everyone to see? No. Well not exactly anyway. You can use parts of it but cutting […]

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How to Keep your Job Search Secret on LinkedIn

One of the biggest fears people have about creating or updating their LinkedIn profile is that their employer will see the changes. After all, you don’t want your boss to know you’re looking for another job until you’ve found one. The good news is that it’s perfectly possible to create a strong LinkedIn profile – […]

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The Smart Job Search #10: How to Use Twitter to Find a Job

This is the last in a 10-part series entitled ‘The Smart Job Search.’ You can find links to the series so far by clicking here. If you don’t currently use Twitter, you might see it as more of a distraction than anything. Isn’t it just a bunch of people babbling about what they had for […]

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How LinkedIn Resume Builder Can Ruin Your Job Search

I’m a big fan of LinkedIn and encourage all my clients to use it actively. I’m even writing a guide on how to make the most of it as a job search tool. But not everything LinkedIn does is a good idea and the Resume Builder tool is a perfect example of this. It sounds […]

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Why You Must Post a Photo on LinkedIn (and Which One to Choose)

Many people resist including their photo on LinkedIn and there are legitimate concerns about this. Perhaps you worry about discrimination. Perhaps you don’t like the photos you have available. But the truth is that your LinkedIn photo is vital. Profiles without photos are far less effective than those that include one. There’s something about seeing […]

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How to Write LinkedIn Headlines That Work (and Don’t Sound Icky)

Today the Personal Branding Blog covers the need to write a compelling LinkedIn headline. I agree with the premise. Your headline is one of the most important things about your profile. You could spend hours writing great content but the headline is what most people will see when they search. They’ll scan it quickly and […]

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