Your LinkedIn headline is one of the most visible sections of your LinkedIn profile. Not only does it stretch across the top of your profile page, it also introduces you on newsfeed posts, the “People You May Know” section, and LinkedIn job applications. Whether it’s being viewed by your business contacts or a recruiter, your […]
A professional brand is the representation of your unique value proposition in the workplace. It’s comprised of your articulated passions, professional style, perceived strengths and predictable results. Each of us has a professional brand, whether whether or not we’ve carefully crafted our public reputation. Our brand is how our network, leaders, and co-workers describe us […]
It’s a new year and a new opportunity to take your job search to new levels. Find out how to make finding a job a resolution you can keep.
The right skills for your resume depend on the job you’re applying for. Start here to determine the best skills to put on your resume.
To format promotions on your resume, look to your own work history first.
Applicant tracking systems (ATS) are software used by companies to assist with human resources, recruitment, and hiring needs. There are hundreds of ATS companies on the market and are primarily used to help collect and organize large volumes of applicants. From large corporations such as Starbucks, Nike, and U.S. Bank using established player Taleo, to […]
A resume objective statement is a short paragraph often included at the top of a resume. Not to be confused with a summary statement, the objective statement is used less often, due to its many notable pitfalls. However, at the right place and time, the once-popular objective statement still has its purpose. What is a […]
There are two types of skills used in resumes: hard skills and soft skills. When used correctly, they work together to form a powerhouse resume that provides the hiring manager a glimpse into the job seeker. What are Hard Skills? Hard skills are taught skills. They are quantifiable and are often learned in school, through certifications, […]
Social media in the workplace can be awkward, but the good actually outweighs the weird.
Certifications are a quick way to gain skills that will boost your resume and raise your value as a job candidate. While not all certification programs are free, there are several reputable certifications that won’t take up too much time or money. Here are five carefully-vetted free online certifications we recommend. #1: Hubspot Inbound Marketing […]
Recommending someone on LinkedIn can help further their career and strengthen your professional relationship. Plus, you might just get one in return!
Make your LinkedIn profile picture stand out. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Find out how to get endorsements on LinkedIn and make your LinkedIn profile even more competitive.
The hybrid resume, also called a combination resume, is a combination of the chronological resume format and the functional resume format. The hybrid resume highlights the job seeker’s skills and achievements section first (like a functional resume) followed by work experience (the focus of a chronological resume format). While the chronological resume format seems a […]
A Quick Lesson in LinkedIn Etiquette: LinkedIn is not the place to use that photo your friend took of you in your favorite bar (even though the lighting was pretty perfect). LinkedIn is definitely not a place to share crass political or religious opinions (but is there ever really a place for that?). LinkedIn is […]
LinkedIn is an essential tool for job seekers as it allows you to promote your personal brand, stay on top of your industry, and connect with people who share your interests. LinkedIn groups are a powerful way to do all these things at once, making your LinkedIn efforts as effective as possible. LinkedIn groups are […]
You’ve probably heard that you should send “thank you” emails after your interview. You’ve probably also wondered: Does it really make a difference? Is it worth your time? And what happens if you don’t send one? I’m going to reveal how employers really view “thank you” emails and the situations where it can make a […]
Whether you’re trying to wrap up a job search, lay some groundwork for a future career move, or cultivate influence and credibility within your industry, networking on LinkedIn is so much more than collecting contacts. We Asked: How to Network on LinkedIn We reached out to 10 experts with a series of questions to learn […]
I have been able to gradually boost my LinkedIn post impressions to 100k+ a week with thousands of comments, and climbing, through three key lessons I’ve learned. These are things you should know about how the LinkedIn algorithms works, as well as psychologically what catches people’s attention and compels them to engage with your post. An important thing to keep in […]
Did you know LinkedIn allows you to easily block other users? Blocking someone on LinkedIn prevents them from seeing your profile and also prevents you from seeing their profile. If you block someone you are already connected to on LinkedIn, blocking them will simultaneously eliminate the connection. If there’s someone — or lots of someones […]