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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!)
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.
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.
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.