Avoid These 5 Deadly LinkedIn Mistakes

LinkedIn mistakes are too common and can be very damaging. Those errors make a job search more difficult and career success more challenging than it should be. Avoid being one of these unfortunate people by avoiding these 5 common LinkedIn mistakes. LinkedIn Mistakes Too Many People Make Picture a recruiter, who has the perfect job or opportunity for […]

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3 Bad Assumptions About LinkedIn

Many people, unfortunately including job seekers, are puzzled about why LinkedIn is so highly recommended. These people are skeptical. They think LinkedIn’s good reputation is all hype. Perhaps they have posted their resumes on LinkedIn with no results. The reason: LinkedIn is much more than simply an online resume. LinkedIn is one of the “social networks” and being “social” […]

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5 Essential Components of a Successful LinkedIn Profile

I see and hear many complaints about how LinkedIn “doesn’t work” or “is a waste of time.” Usually, when I look at the profile of the person making the complaint, the reason they are struggling is fairly obvious. LinkedIn Is Not a “Quick Fix” for Your Job Search I doubt that there is a quick fix […]

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How to Have a Successful Job Search Today

A job seeker shared his job search struggles with me. Let’s call him Bill (not his real name). He is a Veteran and has been in the investment and financial industries for the last 15 years, since he got out of the service. He quit his job two years ago because his daughter became serious […]

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The LinkedIn Professional Headline Mistakes that Ruin Opportunities

Your LinkedIn “Professional Headline” is very important to your career and job search, and too many job seekers make the mistake of being careless with those headlines.  Vague LinkedIn headlines are not helpful to the job seeker. The mistake? No clear intention for their careers or job search and no clear message for recruiters (and others) who […]

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5 Very Important Reasons to Have Your Photo on LinkedIn

I think of the photos we have in our social media profiles, particularly LinkedIn, as akin to personal logos. I recognize the photos of many colleagues and others from their profiles in the various social networks, and I look for those familiar faces in other settings. Do You Avoid Discrimination by Not Having a Profile […]

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3 LinkedIn Success Factors: Making Your Best Impression

LinkedIn is not optional for most job seekers these days. If you don’t have a LinkedIn Profile, establish one – a 100% complete and public LinkedIn Profile that describes your accomplishments and your work history. Then, be visible on LinkedIn – very gently if you still have a job to protect; more vigorously if you […]

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Why Isn’t LinkedIn Helping My Job Search?

In the LinkedIn Group I run, I asked members to share any LinkedIn success stories they had, and many job seekers made comments that were fairly negative.  I was surprised and not surprised at the same time, particularly when I looked at the Profiles of the members who were very negative. Posting a minimal Profile, […]

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