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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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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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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 sped 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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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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