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The Anatomy of a “Healthy” LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn profiles and resumes go hand-in-hand these days. Even if recruiters don’t find you directly on LinkedIn, you can bet your buttons they’re going to look you up after reviewing your resume. If you’re profile’s no good, well, no interview for you! Here’s a LinkedIn “anatomy lesson” to boost your profile’s “health” and increase your …

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When putting credentials after your name on your resume works (and when it makes you look like a jerk)

I’ve worked with people on both sides of the fence: those who want to put initials for every certification they’ve even taken next to their name and those who prefer not to include any, even their PhDs. While some preferences are industry-specific, there is one universal rule to guide you: You can put terminal degrees …

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The #1 Thing Recruiters Want to See on Your Resume

Have you ever been charged with reviewing a pile of monotonous paperwork? While buried deep underneath your stack, did you experience a moment of realization that you couldn’t recall what you had been reading – for who knows how long? Zoning out happens to everyone – including hiring managers. Recruiters and hiring managers continually navigate …

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How to Attract Recruiters with an Authentic LinkedIn About Section

Although LinkedIn is primarily career-focused, it’s still a social network, making it a great place to show recruiters your skill, motivation, and culture fit in an authentic, personable manner. The About section provides you with a 2,000-character space to deliver your personal brand narrative. It is a prominent and vital section of your LinkedIn which …

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This ONE Belief may be Standing in the Way of Your Job Promotion

College has provided you with all the training you need. If you believe this, you may be on a path to obsolescence. Employees slid by with this “learn-then-work” mindset 20 years ago, but today’s ever-evolving, technology-enhanced landscape requires “work-and-learn” thinking. According to The HR Digest, organizational needs are shifting like Nascar drivers, requiring employees to …

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15 Essential Tips to Make an ATS-Compliant Resume

Are you frustrated because your resume is gaining little traction with recruiters? Maybe you forgot to click “Submit” on the job application page! I’m joking. That’s rarely the problem. While clicking “Submit” is an important step, it’s more likely that you haven’t created an ATS-compliant resume, and your 2021 resume format stinks (yes, even you, …

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