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

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

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)

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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Let your profile do the hard work for you.

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

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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How to write a “cool” LinkedIn recommendation in 5 minutes

A LinkedIn recommendation is a written testimonial, permanently on display on your profile. Written recommendations are invaluable because a professional who knows the caliber of your work is vouching for your capabilities publicly. It’s the best way to acknowledge a great colleague or a terrific referral source. And I write them usually without solicitation to …

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How do I earn more endorsements for my LinkedIn skills?

Now a Microsoft division, LinkedIn cannot be ignored by leaders who want to stay relevant. One of 3 executives checks LinkedIn daily. LinkedIn endorsements are a simple way for your colleagues and connections to recognize your proficiency with just one click (or two.) Why does it matter? Are your LinkedIn skills relevant to your current …

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5 reasons LinkedIn improves CEOs’ social reputation premium

LinkedIn has continued to win the social media preference for senior leadership over the last few years. The research from Weber Shandwick finds that eight in 10 CEOs (80 percent) are now engaged online via social media, a rate which has more than doubled since Weber Shandwick first began tracking the social activities of CEOs. …

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