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Apr 14 2014

As a college career advisor and a professional LinkedIn profile writer, I help students get from the classroom to the workplace. My success relies on my understanding what hiring managers look for when recruiting and retaining candidates. And I recently learned some interesting statistics to show that they are paying more attention to candidate behavior. In their book, The Cost
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Mar 25 2014

This infographic first appeared on Queens University of Charlotte. Employers are looking for their teams to always have an open and effective form of communication within the organization. In the changing work environment,managers need new team members to have soft skills to keep up with new communication dynamics. In a recent survey, 73% of business leaders feel that soft skills
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Mar 17 2014

Before we get started, I would like to apologize to Derek Weeks for the quality of the video. This was my first time recording a Skype conversation, so the video and audio aren’t great. Actually, by the end the voices don’t quite sync up. (Yes, I am a cheapskate and used the free trial version of Call Record, and yes,
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Mar 06 2014

The Employee Referral Index (ER-i), a campaign driven by ZALP, was the first and largest ever global initiative on employee referrals which saw participation from 1000+ recruiting professionals across the globe. This infographic aggregates some of the key highlights of the global survey.  It showcases employee referral trends globally and the impact of social media on their referral programs. Have a look and feel
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Mar 03 2014

In 2006, when I still worked at Cisco, I started a little LinkedIn Group called “Cisco.”  Okay, not very creative or original. But I thought it was a good idea at the time to help Cisco folks leverage our mutual LinkedIn networks for career opportunities. HR didn’t like the idea though — which only made me want to do it
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Feb 17 2014

When writing about the social media job search, it’s impossible not to address LinkedIn. In fact, over the last several years, I’ve amassed quite a number of LinkedIn articles for job seekers. Here’s a list of my most popular. This is a great way to get started! 3 Secrets to Getting Recruiters to Find You on LinkedIn If you’re looking
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Feb 06 2014

While LinkedIn is considered the world’s largest professional social network (over 225 million strong), some folks aren’t necessarily in the know when it comes to making the absolute most of this particular platform. This guide, courtesy of WhoIsHostingThis, is aimed towards helping others make successful LinkedIn connections and provides the framework for doubling these connections in as little as five
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Jan 02 2014

This article originally appeared in Ragan.com last December 2, 2013. Last week, I received an info interview request from a stranger as a direct message on LinkedIn. Despite my very busy schedule, I decided to take his call. Over the weekend, I asked myself, “Why did I agree?” Let’s take his email apart and put it into four essential elements so
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Dec 26 2013

This infographic first appeared on blog.linkedin.com. As 2013 comes to a close, we revisit our analysis of overused buzzwords in members’ profiles for the fourth year in a row. Does ‘creative’ once again dominate as it has for the past two years? Or will we see some surprising changes? Since we last did this study, LinkedIn’s member base grew from
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Dec 19 2013

If you’re like me, you don’t feel satisfied sitting around with a pretty LinkedIn profile waiting for recruiters to email you out of the blue. (Although it’s nice, it’s simply not a strategy.) You need to be more proactive, more in control. This post will show you how to get job interviews by next week by directly reaching out to
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