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If you’re among those to whom LinkedIn’s new simplified menu has rolled out, you may have noticed that the path to requesting a Recommendation from a contact is no longer obvious. And if you’ve read my recent posts LinkedIn Profile Mistake #1 or LinkedIn: Recommendations vs. Endorsements, you’ll know that recommendations from supervisors and higher-ups, […]Continue reading
Last week I spent 20 minutes of dumb trial-and-error uploading a new Facebook banner. I admit it, graphics aren’t my strong suit. I’m a word nerd, okay? The size and shape of the original didn’t match what Facebook wanted, and I just didn’t know a better way except to keep trying it different ways. I’d […]Continue reading
Everyone knows a job seeker needs a resume. But there’s another job search tool – a tool kit, actually – that’s just as important. Even before you prepare your resume, start developing a list of accomplishments or “success stories” that illustrate your experience, skills and strengths. You won’t show this to employers, but you’ll use […]Continue reading
If you’ve spent money getting your resume written – or you’re thinking of doing so – you may be able to deduct the expense. Certain other job search expenses are deductible as well: travel and transportation (as long as the primary purpose is job search), and employment agency fees. Here is what the IRS says: […]Continue reading
If you’re writing your own resume, do what a professional resume writer would do: Ask yourself lots of good questions. If your work history reads like a series of HR job descriptions, ask yourself these questions about each position: Was it a new position? If so, why was it created? What was the need that […]Continue reading
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