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“About” LinkedIn

How do you write the perfect About section? Make sure it’s YOU who shows up. I cringe when I see an About section that starts like this: "Dynamic thought leader with five years of experience...blah blah ...
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The Career Change Circle

Think career planning is a one-time event? Think again! Like so many wage earners, do you mistakenly share the notion that career planning is only meant for new entrants to the workforce? That people in their ...
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What’s the Bias?

Several years ago, the CEO of a company for whom I'd been writing for asked if I knew of anyone who had experience composing whitepapers.  "Well," I replied. "I wrote a few when I was in ...
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Sticking With It

Sticking With It

Striking A Fine Balance Between Persistence and Pestilence When Job Hunting. You might believe that my 2020/21 client list was chiefly made up of people who'd lost their jobs due to the pandemic, but alas, no. ...
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Rejection Hurts. How to Stay Positive When Job Hunting

Unless you're made of wood, when job hunting, it's highly likely that you'll hit a speedbump along the way that sends you swerving into the oncoming lane. Perhaps you've sent out dozens of résumés with no response, or ...
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Beating ATS Technolodgy

I often get asked about ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) from my clients. They find it confusing, and for a good reason. It's confusing! Let's begin by discussing what ATS is and how it works. ATS are ...
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Acing Your Online Job Interview

DO YOU WANT TO ACE YOUR ONLINE JOB INTERVIEW? Well, of course, you do! You've done your research, you've rehearsed your value proposition, and you know you're the perfect fit for the job and the company. ...
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A Logical Way to Find High-Value Connections on LinkedIn

Are you job hunting and looking to connect with high-value people online? LinkedIn makes it easy for you to impress them and make friends with them, but you have to find them first. Fortunately, LinkedIn's Search ...
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After the Job is Gone. Who am I Now?

On April 30, 2017, I stepped away from a 30+ year career in the airlines and into the unknown. In the preceding months, I’d gone from excitement to terror, but I was expecting that. Change is ...
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LinkedIn? Resumes? Either/Or? Both?

In my work line, I get asked a lot of career-centered questions, and this one comes up time and again: Do I really need a résumé if I have a robust LinkedIn profile? The short answer? ...
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LinkedIn Banners – An Often Overlooked Opportunity

The LinkedIn banner is an often overlooked opportunity to differentiate you from your competition, improve SEO, and reinforce your personal and professional brand. Besides your photograph, it’s the first thing people see when they look at ...
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Making an Impression on LinkedIn – Your Best Chance

Do you remember the old saying, “You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression?” Turns out, it’s true. Even on LinkedIn! Studies show that seven seconds is all you get to make a ...
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