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Resume Tip: Include Recommendations

Do you have great letters of recommendation? Consider including a salient line or two in your resume and or cover letter. Why?  Because it adds validation. You can say that you have great leadership or project management skills, but when someone else says that same...

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Navigating the “New” LinkedIn 

LinkedIn rolled out what is being called the “new desktop experience” in late 2016/early 2017. If you are frustrated with finding functions & features, keep reading. Or click over to my home page and download my free 16-page guide, "Navigating the "New" Linked"...

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8 Things to do to Get Ready for Your Job Search

Job search involves many components. If you are ready for a new job, here are 8 things you should to do to prepare to launch your search. 1. Update your resume.  If you haven't used your resume in a few years, you'll need to be sure it's up to today's standards (which...

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Four Things You Must Do On LinkedIn

To get the most out of your LinkedIn profile, make sure you do these four things: 1. Complete Your Profile. Your profile is the “front door” to your LinkedIn account. First impressions matter — so make sure you’ve made your profile as complete as possible. As an added...

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7 Reasons Why You Need a Current Resume

When most of us think about a resume, the obvious reason to have one is when you’re looking for a job. But there are many other reasons why you should put together – or update – your resume now, even if you’re not actively seeking new employment. Your employment...

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Conducting a Modern Job Search

Job search has changed. If it’s been 5 years, 10 years — or more — since your last job search, there are some things you need to know to conduct a modern job search. The Impact of Technology Not surprisingly, the biggest thing that has changed in the job search is the...

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Cover Letter Tips

Many people believe that a cover letter is no longer needed when submitting a resume. That is true for half of the hiring managers, but the other half report they expect a cover letter. Since you don't know which side of the debate the hiring manager for the position...

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LinkedIn Endorsements vs. Recommendations

Are you confused about the difference between these LinkedIn features?  Wonder if one is more important than the other? The definitive answer is that you need to utilize both features to attract the most attention from recruiters and hiring managers. Let me explain....

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Welcome!

This collection of articles will guide you through all aspects of job search and help you manage your career.