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Aren’t you feeling EXTRA ready to unplug from work and connect with family and friends over food? #LinkedInEditors

By D. B. Wienke | November 23, 2020

How many of you have already drafted your out of office message, and have it scheduled to turn on at 5PM on Wednesday? It can be a great strategy to step back from social media during your time off and take a few days to reflect on the year that has almost passed, as well …

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Should You Use ‘Open to Work’ on Your #LinkedIn Profile to Attract Recruiters?

By D. B. Wienke | October 14, 2020

A LinkedIn colleague of mine @AndyFoote recently asked his network to respond to a poll of the ‘Open-to-Work’ photo frame on LinkedIn headshots. The results confirmed something I already knew to be true: recruiters are looking for the right candidate, not the right job seeker.  The new “green ring” does not serve as a “green light” …

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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.

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