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.
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.
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.
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!)