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You’ve been told you need to be on LinkedIn. You made your account and wrote a killer LinkedIn profile, but that’s only the start. Only about half of LinkedIn users have logged on in the past month and countless accounts are empty, outdated, and abandoned. To get the most out of LinkedIn, you must reach […]
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LinkedIn should be a vital part of your job search. You can build your professional network, apply for jobs posted on LinkedIn, or craft a profile that attracts recruiters. Ideally, you’re doing a little bit of each. LinkedIn can also be one of the most valuable learning platforms in your job search, but only if […]
When browsing job listings on LinkedIn you’ll notice that some jobs have an “Apply” button while others have a “LinkedIn Easy Apply” button. What’s the difference between these two options? What is LinkedIn Easy Apply? While the “Apply” button will typically take you to a company’s job site, “Easy Apply” lets you apply without leaving LinkedIn. […]
If you want your job search to be efficient and effective, preparing your resume shouldn’t be a one-time experience. You’ll receive more responses from interested companies by taking some time to customize your resume for each new job application. Tailoring your resume connects the dots for recruiters and hiring managers who are overwhelmed by a […]
Job searching isn’t just about responding to job postings or attending networking events. Recruiters are looking online for the perfect people to fill vacant jobs– people that may or may not be job searching for openings that might not be posted publicly. Most recruiters use LinkedIn to search for candidates, who in turn can use […]
LinkedIn is the number-one online networking tool for professionals and job seekers. With that in mind, it might make sense to upload a resume to LinkedIn. But that’s not really how LinkedIn is meant to be used. How to upload your resume to LinkedIn anyway If you want your resume on your LinkedIn profile, there […]
While researching resume length recently, I wondered when today’s resume standards were established and how resume advice has changed over the years. I uncovered something surprising: An article from a 1955 issue of Kiplinger’s Changing Times that, a handful of statements aside, seems every bit as modern as something that might appear on a career […]
Replying to a job listing isn’t the only way to find a job. Recruiters for companies large and small are constantly looking for the right people to improve their teams, whether or not those people are job searching. This happens on LinkedIn more than anywhere else, meaning one of the best ways to get a […]
Resume length advice hasn’t changed much over the past 60 years. A September 1955 issue of Kiplinger’s Changing Times advised job seekers to: Keep it short. One page is best. Two are okay; anything longer is likely too much for a prospective employer to plow through. But get everything important in. A skimpy outline that […]
Resumes can be scary to create, but just as horrifying to read. Recruiters and hiring managers are subjected to comic sans, puke green font, typos, inappropriate headshots, and other terrors! Before you submit your resume, really contemplate how you’re presenting yourself. Go a step further and get a second opinion from a friend or upload […]
Rejection is part of the job search. Not every resume and job application is going to result in an interview or job offer. However, there are proven ways to increase your interview chances. Creating a strong ATS resume is one way to shift the odds more in your favor. Optimizing your resume for ATS keeps […]
When searching for questions to ask in a job interview, you’ll be confronted with lists of questions covering every possible aspect of the role, company, interviewer, and more. Unfortunately, there aren’t typically opportunities in an interview setting to run through the “top 50 questions to ask in an interview” list you found online. You’ll need to […]
The LinkedIn summary or “about” section is often under-utilized by LinkedIn users. Many leave it completely blank or type in a short tagline better suited for a LinkedIn headline or a resume summary. But whether you’re using LinkedIn to find a job, market your business, or build your professional brand, the summary section is important real […]
LinkedIn is where motivated professionals come together and recruiters know it. 87% of recruiters use the platform to find or vet job candidates, more than all other major social media networks combined. If you’re serious about your job search, simply having a LinkedIn profile is not enough. To get found by recruiters on LinkedIn, you must cut through […]
There are a number of considerations to weigh before deciding on a resume format and template, like your field or industry, depth of work experience, and skill set. Today, job seekers also need their resume to be compatible with applicant tracking systems (ATS). An ATS resume template can be the difference between getting noticed and slipping […]
What do you know about applicant tracking systems? If you think the first obstacle to getting a job interview is a recruiter’s judgment, you’re not seeing the whole picture. 98% of Fortune 500 companies and a growing number of small and mid-sized businesses filter resumes through an applicant tracking system (ATS) before someone takes a […]
Using the same resume to spam open jobs is a great way to rack up rejections. A better approach is to craft a targeted resume based on the specific skills requested in the job description. Unfortunately, the targeted resume approach relies on a job description that provides actual guidance through a comprehensive list of skills […]