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Even if you’re not in job search mode, LinkedIn is essential as a place to make connections and communicate your value in the professional world. To help you get the most out of LinkedIn, here are 10+ tips for creating a profile that will help you achieve your career goals. 1. Consider your name. Will […]Continue reading
How about a resume that included time spent in jail for assaulting a former boss? This was a real-life example mentioned by an employer responding to a recent CareerBuilder survey. For more amazing resume mistakes – and then some common ones – read on! Bizarre Mistakes Examples included a resume that … … was written […]Continue reading
Recently I asked some colleagues in a LinkedIn group what bad advice they had heard for job seekers. It was a very popular topic! There’s a lot of questionable guidance out there. Next week I’ll look at misleading “wisdom” about job interviews. Now let’s start with resumes. A resume should never be longer than one […]Continue reading
Let’s say you’re doing an informational interview. Should you leave behind a resume? Nope – leave a bio instead. Why? Offering a resume may make your networking partner feel pressured, as if though you’re imposing on them to find you a job. Focus on developing relationships and sharing information; you’re not applying for a job. […]Continue reading
Does this sound a little like you? Roger Willco (not a real person) says “I have experience as an underwriter, a financial analyst and an executive assistant. I’m not sure which direction I’m going now, so I need a resume that can work for all these jobs.” “I need a job as soon as possible, […]Continue reading
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