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Why do I need LinkedIn recommendations with my “free account?”​ (updated 2020)

By D. B. Wienke | August 10, 2020

Here’s why. You are vetted by others without your knowledge, who search LinkedIn to learn more about you and your online reputation. According to industry sources, hiring managers are heavy users of LinkedIn, even if you’re not actively looking for a new position. Did you know: 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn specifically to find candidates …

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Is LinkedIn Premium worth the investment?

By D. B. Wienke | July 22, 2020

Is LinkedIn Premium worth the investment? That depends. If you are uncertain, you can always start with the free 30-day trial so that you can test-drive the features and decide if you can justify it. Just below your photo icon in the black menu bar, use the drop-down menu to “start free trial,” located near …

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The Hard Truth About Soft Skills

By D. B. Wienke | June 26, 2020

LinkedIn recently published its findings for the top skills that employers are looking for in 2020. As workers interact with evolving software applications and platforms, the need for soft skills is surging. According to many top recruiters, there is agreement about how “hard skills will get you the interview—soft skills will get you the job.” …

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Collected for you…top techniques to work remotely and be more productive

By D. B. Wienke | March 31, 2020

Most companies are sending their employees home for the next two weeks or more to assist in containing COVID-19 as it impacts a growing number of people across the globe. Add energetic kids (or pets) and it can quickly turn into the least productive weeks of your year.

The Secret Revealed: How to Land Your Dream Job within the Hidden Job Market

By D. B. Wienke | December 17, 2019

95% of job applications never make it past the ruthless resume bots.…so if you’re applying, applying, and applying to jobs for which you perfectly match the qualifications…yet you still hear nothing but crickets.…here’s the answer to that! The Hidden Job Market If you need a job yesterday, you probably don’t want to count on this …

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Job Seeking? How to Get Your Resume Viewed by Ruthless Resume Bots (ATS)

By D. B. Wienke | March 29, 2019

Waiting to hear back after submitting a job application isn’t a pleasant feeling. What’s even less pleasant is the feeling that your resume got overlooked. And you don’t know why because you’re ideally suited for the position. Why was my resume rejected? Something as simple as using a certain font or margin size can eliminate …

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