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  • Confessions of a Career Changer (Me)

    Read my confession (originally shared with my past clients and blog subscribers via Mailchimp on 11.4.16) to learn why, after 11+ years, I’m closing the door on my career storytelling business.


    Confessions of a Career Changer (Me)





  • How to Get Your Resume (and LinkedIn Profile) Noticed in a Noisy World (Podcast Interview)

    Did you miss my 7.11.16 interview on The Career Confidante podcast? Then listen here to find out how marketing principles, combined with a storyteller’s approach, will help attract the attention you’ve been craving to your resume and LinkedIn profile.


    How to Get Your Resume (and LinkedIn Profile) Noticed in a Noisy World (Podcast Interview)





  • Show Some Personality (on Your Resume)

    Smart marketers know that our brains are wired to ignore the mundane and expected. They also know that if you want to stand out in a mass of mediocrity, you need to make an emotional connection with your audience. What’s that got to do with your resume (and LinkedIn profile)? Everything.


    Show Some Personality (on Your Resume)





  • How to Delete a LinkedIn Recommendation, and why You Might Want to

    Ever give a recommendation you wish you could take back? Or get one that you wish you could get rid of? Then consider me your fairy godmother, because I’ve got some how-to for you.


    How to Delete a LinkedIn Recommendation, and why You Might Want to





  • Use Your Performance Reviews to Score Your Next Job

    Stop brushing off those performance evals as a nuisance and hesitating to gather recommendations — whether in the form of a letter or on your LinkedIn profile — because I’ve got 7 ways to use quotes and snippets from all 3 to blow away the competition.


    Use Your Performance Reviews to Score Your Next Job





  • Learning to Love LinkedIn Endorsements

    If the content in your Skills & Endorsements section didn’t influence your rank and find-ability, I’d be the 1st to tell you to kick it to the curb. But, by learning ways to correct the technology’s failures, you can position yourself to reap the rewards of this highly influential feature.


    Learning to Love LinkedIn Endorsements





  • STOP Irking Your Connections with Crappy LinkedIn Endorsements

    With more and more pros like you using LinkedIn endorsements as a professional flirting tool, you need to know how to give endorsements without pissing off your connections.


    STOP Irking Your Connections with Crappy LinkedIn Endorsements





  • The BEST Time to Apply for a Job

    If you knew the absolute best time of day, or day of the week, or month to apply for a job, you would, right?


    The BEST Time to Apply for a Job





  • Your LinkedIn Connection Kit (LiCK)

    You’ve heard that you should be doing more than just accepting and sending generic invitations to connect on LinkedIn, but you’re just not sure what to say or do in order to prompt actual engagement. Well, here’s your answer. (Updated March 2016)


    Your LinkedIn Connection Kit (LiCK)





  • Listen to the Latest on LinkedIn in my Career Confidante Interview

    As the featured guest on The Career Confidante podcast on 3.9.15, I shared some tips on how job seekers and those of you simply seeking to maintain your professional brand can stand out while providing value and building a network of likeminded pros on LinkedIn.


    Listen to the Latest on LinkedIn in my Career Confidante Interview





  • How to Turn an Interview Rejection into a Job Offer

    Even if that coveted position seems like a lost cause, stay the course. By taking steps to demonstrate that you’re a consummate professional, you can position yourself for a job offer even when you’re not the candidate they initially chose to hire.


    How to Turn an Interview Rejection into a Job Offer





  • Stop Hiding behind Generic LinkedIn Invites

    Switching up those boring, generic LinkedIn invites doesn’t only demonstrate that you aren’t reaching out just because you need something, but it sets you apart from the lazy majority with proof that you’re a pro who takes the time to show you care.


    Stop Hiding behind Generic LinkedIn Invites





  • Show Some Personality when Connecting on LinkedIn

    LinkedIn has made connecting so damned easy that at times the ease of connecting actually defeats its own purpose. You don’t have to let that happen. If you’re into building more than just the number of your connections, then I’ve got some tips and tools for you.


    Show Some Personality when Connecting on LinkedIn





  • What You Stand to Gain by Hiring a Pro Resume Writer

    Chances are, if I tried to do your job, I’d suck at it, so why would you expect to be brilliant at my job? Prepare to open your eyes to what experts – those who’ve built careers promoting and positioning professionals like you – bring to the table.


    What You Stand to Gain by Hiring a Pro Resume Writer





  • Why You CAN Afford to Hire a Pro Resume Writer

    Is cost holding you back from hiring an expert to craft your career info into a magnificent resume and LinkedIn profile? Prepare to think differently about investing in yourself.


    Why You CAN Afford to Hire a Pro Resume Writer





  • Wake Up Your Career Consciousness

    As a lifelong learner, I’ve discovered a powerful resource for raising not just my professional awareness, but for elevating the career consciousness of my clients. Curious? Then let’s talk TED Talks.


    Wake Up Your Career Consciousness





  • National Resume Writers' Association Conference Top Takeaways

    After spending 2 1/2 dazzling days at the annual National Resume Writers’ Association (NRWA) conference back in September, I had to share some standout insights from my absolute favorite session, the HR / Recruiter Panel.


    National Resume Writers' Association Conference Top Takeaways





  • How to Spice Up Your LinkedIn Profile Headline

    The 120-character space right below your name, known as your LinkedIn headline, defaults to your current position title and company name. Boring. That’s why I have some tips on how to spice up the most precious real estate on your LinkedIn profile.


    How to Spice Up Your LinkedIn Profile Headline





  • Listen to My Win-Win@Work Radio Show Interview

    How sweet it was to have 28 minutes to speak as a featured guest on the Win-Win@Work Radio Show (fka The Best Workplace Radio Show) with Michael Cameron and Kristi Baxter.


    Listen to My Win-Win@Work Radio Show Interview





  • How to Rock Out Your LinkedIn Background Photo

    Have you logged into your LinkedIn profile recently, only to notice that you have a little extra blank space up top? If not, you soon will, and I have some tips on how you can strut your professional stuff through your new LinkedIn background photo.


    How to Rock Out Your LinkedIn Background Photo





  • A Polished LinkedIn URL | A Conquered Client Conundrum

    Does your LinkedIn profile URL still contain a string of meaningless letters and numbers that obscure your name and your brand? Let’s fix that.


    A Polished LinkedIn URL | A Conquered Client Conundrum





  • Give the Gift of a LinkedIn Recommendation without Telling the World | A Conquered Client Conundrum

    Ever wanted to give the gift of a LinkedIn recommendation, yet held back because you didn’t want your thanks to be broadcast on your profile, taking the focus away from you? Follow these steps to show private praise to those who’ve touched your life.


    Give the Gift of a LinkedIn Recommendation without Telling the World | A Conquered Client Conundrum





  • LinkedIn Split Personalities | A Conquered Client Conundrum

    Do you have virtual split personalities? Are multiple LinkedIn profiles confusing your connections? Follow my lead to eliminate your duplicate profiles and show the world what a true professional you are.


    LinkedIn Split Personalities | A Conquered Client Conundrum





  • Change is Good, Right?

    After making one change that took me from blah to unbearable, I learned something about fighting through it and gathering the energy and courage to make another major change – this time hitting it out of the ballpark. What can you learn from my recent undertaking in change?


    Change is Good, Right?





  • Prevent a LinkedIn Lockout | A Conquered Client Conundrum

    Don’t risk getting locked out of your LinkedIn account and losing access to all your hard-earned connections.


    Prevent a LinkedIn Lockout | A Conquered Client Conundrum





  • Send a Killer Interview Followup Letter

    With less than 20% of candidates sending interview thank you or followup letters, why wouldn’t you take this opportunity to shine above the rest? Not sure how? I’ve outlined some steps that will not only help you ace the letter, but will improve your interviewing skills by challenging you to approach the interview as a collaboration, or conversation, about how you can help solve the company or department’s most pressing problems.


    Send a Killer Interview Followup Letter





  • Why LinkedIn & Your Resume Go Hand in Hand

    Think having a killer LinkedIn profile is enough to nail down your next career role? Think again. Here’s why your resume and LinkedIn profile go hand in hand like wine and cheese. (That’s four of my favorite things in a single sentence!)


    Why LinkedIn & Your Resume Go Hand in Hand





  • Free LinkedIn Communication Tips & Scripts ebook

    You’re pretty sure you should be doing something more than just accepting and sending generic invitations to connect on LinkedIn, but you’re not sure what or how. With my free ebook, you can customize the sample scripts to meet just about any need while making meaningful connections on LinkedIn.


    Free LinkedIn Communication Tips & Scripts ebook





  • What Books Does a Career Expert Recommend?

    Take advantage of my tireless reading habit by checking out my recommendations for the best books on salary negotiations, interviewing, career change and how even you can use Twitter to enhance your job search.


    What Books Does a Career Expert Recommend?





  • Don't Miss LinkedIn Webinars for Job Seekers

    Finally ready to get on the LinkedIn bandwagon but don’t know where to start? Well, I know where you can access 2 hours of free LinkedIn webinars that will help get you started or add to what you already know about LinkedIn.


    Don't Miss LinkedIn Webinars for Job Seekers





 

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