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Jul 07 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
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Jun 21 2014

This article first appeared on LinkedIn Blog. Did you know that applicants who apply to job opportunities on the first day they’re posted are 10% more likely to land the job? That means that if you are an active job seeker, your job
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Jun 11 2014

Found this post on Inc, written by Jeff Haden and thought it was important for those of you thinking about writing your LinkedIn profile summaries. Consider the word “charismatic.” If someone called me charismatic, I will be incredibly flattered (and hugely
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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