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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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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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