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Jul 23 2014

By now, the news has spread that 80 percent of recruiters look to fill openings through searching on LinkedIn. Although I don’t think this is the best use for LinkedIn (sitting around waiting for a call), there is still a chance it could happen. So learning how to rank your profile for certain keywords is a worthwhile use of your
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Jun 17 2014

This article first appeared in the Indian publication me.inc. Sometimes it doesn’t feel right to mention your accomplishments. Or you know someone who brags and it bugs you. You need to find a happy medium to get ahead. It’s 2006, I just graduated with my MBA and started my first big corporate job. I have my little cubicle and a
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Jun 03 2014

I used to tell my clients to update their profiles and status on LinkedIn no more than two times a week. All of that has changed since LinkedIn’s integration with Twitter. Now, there is almost no limit to the number of times you should update your LinkedIn status, but there are still some things you will  need to be careful
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May 20 2014

4 Steps to LinkedIn Success

Guest Post by Jesse Langley: Many people know that having a LinkedIn presence is an important networking and job seeking strategy. But if you spend any time perusing profiles, it’s evident that a lot of people just don’t get how LinkedIn works. LinkedIn is no magic bullet for bringing down a good job. It’s only as good as you make
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Apr 21 2014

Please join me in a conversation with Cleon Cox, Author of “The 50 Most Asked Questions from the Newly Unemployed“. Cleon runs a job-seekers group in Portland, OR called,  The Job-Finders Support Group which meets every Friday. He is the president of his Toastmasters club and one of the most well networked people in Portland. Literally, everyone who has helped
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Apr 07 2014

Last week, LinkedIn sent out emails congratulating the top 1% and top 5% of their most viewed profiles. Before you start jumping up and down with a sense of accomplishment, consider this. LinkedIn now has 200 million users. 1% of 200M= 2 million 5% of 200M= 10 million When was the last time you were excited to be one out
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Mar 31 2014

Everyone has their own personal social media policy. One friend of mine told me that he was a “Facebook prude and a LinkedIn whore.” In contrast, I’ve met people who won’t even consider accepting a LinkedIn invitation until they had at least a 15 minute conversation. Many LinkedIn trainers tell people how to run their own personal social media policies,
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Dec 14 2013

When my infographic was published on Mashable last week, it went completely viral. It had over 7,000 shares and over 100 comments. Among the comments was a clever job seeker who turned his resume into a nice looking infographic. He wasn’t a designer, and although the concept was really great, it didn’t do him any service. But still. What a
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Oct 08 2013

Here is a rather interesting promotion from California Pizza Kitchen. At the end of my dinner (along with the bill) I was given “The ’Don’t Open It’ CPK Thank You Card.” It’s a coupon, with an interesting twist: You bring this with card you next time you come back to CPK. You’ve already won something, from a free appetizer up to $50
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Oct 04 2013

A question I frequently get when training job seekers on using social media is “Won’t my boss think I’m looking for another job if I’m using LinkedIn?” With over 180 million LinkedIn users in the world, I honestly don’t think that even half of them are actively seeking work. More than likely, they are happily employed and happily networking. It
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