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The Top 5 Ways to Get Noticed on LinkedIn

I’ve written before about why it’s so important to be on LinkedIn, but just setting up a profile isn’t enough. Once you’re there, you need to get noticed (otherwise what’s the point?). Primarily when looking for a job, you should be using LinkedIn to stay in touch with, and expand your network. but there are […]

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Penelope Trunk, a Broken Vase and Honesty Online

Penelope Trunk is one of my favorite bloggers. Not just one of my favorite careers bloggers, but one of my favorite everything bloggers, up there with the very best writers. If you’ve never read her blog, it can be a shock at first. It’s a shock because Penelope is honest. Brutally honest, all the time. […]

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Just How Many Jobs Are You Missing Out On?

I recently nagged a client to get her LinkedIn profile fully up and running. She emailed me the other day to say that she got an email from a recruiter within 2 days of doing it. A new survey explains why. Jobvite surveyed 600 HR and recruiting professionals across the US and found that 73% […]

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The Downfall of a Blogger and What It Means for You

Last week the Washington Post fired one of its rising stars. Dave Weigel is a political reporter who made his name writing about the conservative movement in America and he was recently hired by the Washington Post to expand their online coverage. Dave was also a member of a private listserv group named JournOlist, where […]

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The 7 Deadly Job Search Sins

If you’re looking for a job in this current climate, the bad news is that you have a lot of competition. The good news is that most of them have no idea what they’re doing. I meet a lot of job seekers during the course of my work as a professional resume writer. From executives […]

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Should I Be on LinkedIn?

I get asked this question all the time. Let me ask you this in return … if you knew of a regular social gathering attended by all the decision-makers who could impact your job search, would you go? What if I told you that most of them would even be open to connecting with you […]

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One Surefire Way to Stand Out in Your Job Search

Imagine if employers saw you as not just another job applicant, but as an expert in your field. Think how it would feel to point recruiters to the speech you gave at a prestigious conference or your Masters thesis on your industry. If you’re not a well-know entrepreneur or senior executive, you might think that’s […]

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How to Write a Twitter Bio that Attract More Followers

If you’re using Twitter to promote your business, your products or yourself, followers are the key to your success. But not just any followers — you want the right kind of followers. People who will enjoy what you have to say and will therefore pay attention. But how do you attract those people? Twitter doesn’t […]

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