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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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Why do I need LinkedIn recommendations with my “free account”​ as a job seeker?

By D. B. Wienke | January 29, 2019

Here’s why. According to industry sources, hiring managers are heavy users of LinkedIn. Did you know: 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn specifically to find candidates for jobs. 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to vet job candidates, after viewing their resumes. This section can be very valuable for job seekers; think of recommendations as your references …

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What the (bleep?) My LinkedIn profile inside MS Outlook?

By D. B. Wienke | December 28, 2018

Microsoft plans integration for 2019 Now a Microsoft division, LinkedIn cannot be ignored for leaders who want to stay relevant. One of 3 executives checks LinkedIn daily. Starting in 2019, an important integration will occur linking your LinkedIn profile and connections within your MS Outlook directory. What?! Yes, that’s right. Your career credentials on display …

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Let your profile do the hard work for you.

By D. B. Wienke | November 7, 2018

If you optimize your LinkedIn profile, you may not be looking for your next job. It could come find you. 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn specifically to find candidates for jobs. 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to vet job candidates. Recruiters and hiring managers can’t find or vet you without a complete and fully optimized …

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“Why should I use LinkedIn?”

By D. B. Wienke | October 30, 2018

“Why should I?” Shifts in technology, changes in buying behavior are driving CEOs and decision-makers to source new ideas for referral networking to initiate, sustain and deepen relationships. The internet gives us an unprecedented opportunity using LinkedIn. A virtual database of professionals sorted for you by industry, location, job title, company, LinkedIn offers online reputation …

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What about random LinkedIn invites from people you don’t know?

By D. B. Wienke | October 22, 2018

Strategically, you’ll want to create a wide but selective network. More may be better–but not for the reason you may think. The true value in a large network is the power of knowing each connection personally. And of course, the indirect connections within their network, your second level. The wider your network, the closer you are to …

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