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The Hard Truth About Soft Skills

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

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?

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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“Why should I use LinkedIn?”

“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?

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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