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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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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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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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Need to strengthen your LinkedIn network? Add these 5 strategic types of people.

Building your LinkedIn network of professionals is easy if your LinkedIn strategy is clear in your mind. Now a Microsoft division, LinkedIn cannot be ignored by leaders who want to stay relevant.

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