Teens On LinkedIn?

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Wait! Before you roll your eyes and tell those teens to get off the computer… Again… Take a look at the screen! Tech Savvy Teens have taken aim at new ground, and they are welcomed with opened arms. Starting today LinkedIn is opened its professional network to teens starting at age 13.  New University Pages…

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September 5, 2013 1

Be Prepared For Your Informational Interview

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Recently, Careerealism published another one of my posts on the job search technique called informational interviewing. Here’s a teaser: Want to know how to increase the likelihood that a contact will say yes to an informational interview when there are only so many hours in the day? Think about the question your contact is most…

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August 28, 2013 0

Fall Brings New Resources for Your Career!

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It’s that time of year again! Back to school season also brings a desire in many of us to make a career change. In my world, there are industry conferences to attend and the Forbes quest for nominations for their Best Websites for Your Career list, too. Did you know that the Profession Direction website has…

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August 26, 2013 0

HOW TO: Get Your Network To Say Yes To An Interview

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Smart job seekers know networking is essential to make short work of a job search. Networking revolves around the idea that you’ll get hired more easily if your interviewer already knows, likes, and trusts you. But is this really true? Are employers more open to hiring people they’ve met at networking events? Career Directors International…

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August 13, 2013 2

5 Ways To Be SMART in Your Interview

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When it comes time for your job interview, you want to be smart. But that goes without saying. After all, who wants to seem like a dolt when he’s meeting his hopefully-future boss? The problem is, if you don’t have your accomplishments top-of-mind when she asks, “Why should we hire you?” and the sound of…

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9 Ways to Get Your Cover Letter Read

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  As was true with Mark Twain, the rumors of the demise of the cover letter have been greatly exaggerated. It’s true that many employers discard the cover letter and go straight to the resume, but it’s also true that many don’t. In fact, according to Career Directors International’s 2012 Global Hiring Trends Survey, 26%…

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May 19, 2013 19

How To Ask For an Informational Interview

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We all like to be appreciated for what we do well. When someone asks me a question about resumes or other career topics, I’m always happy to answer, or at least refer the person to where they can get the answer. I like to think this is because I’m a giving, altruistic person. But, in…

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May 13, 2013 3

Conduct An Informational Interview With These 3 People

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Networking can strike fear into the heart of any job seeker. If you have a preference for solitude, haven’t done much networking before, or you’re having a crisis of confidence, it can be extremely intimidating. Can you relate? If you have reservations about networking, try conducting informational interviews instead. A slightly different take on networking,…

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May 6, 2013 26

Think You Don’t Need LinkedIn? 10 Reasons Why You Do

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Over the past week, I’ve talked to three acquaintances who are actively on the hunt for a job. They all have resumes (whether they’re professionally done, and of sufficient quality, is debatable). But when I mentioned LinkedIn, much to my dismay, their responses were dismissive. “Oh, isn’t that like Facebook? I already have Facebook. I…

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April 30, 2013 15

What’s In A Name? Understanding LinkedIn’s Name Field

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You’ve worked diligently on your LinkedIn profile, and you’re ready to have it get you some hard-earned attention. You want to get noticed by recruiters and tell them all about yourself at a glance. So why not give yourself a moniker like “Jayne Smith, marketing czar?” Or include the name of your company? Or better…

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