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QUESTION: How can I make the best use of my LinkedIn profile? Be authentic. Inject your personality into your LinkedIn headline, summary, and experience sections to show people WHO you are, WHAT you’ve done, and HOW you add value. Take advantage of the endorsements...read more
QUESTION: Are there any advantages to using a professional service for job search techniques? I just booked a fishing guide to take my relatives on a fishing trip during an upcoming visit. The guide knows the water, knows where the fish are, the best bait, and the...read more
QUESTION: I’m unhappy in my job but I can’t make a career change right now. What do you suggest? Not an uncommon situation yet quitting a job without a plan is risky. Start by evaluating, researching, and planning. Explore career options, assess enjoyable tasks and...read more
QUESTION: How should I handle it on my resume if my name is hard to pronounce or doesn't reveal my gender? Rather than explain your gender or the pronunciation of your name on your resume, include a link to your LInkedIn profile on your resume and use that space to...read more
QUESTION: What can I do when writing my resume to avoid age discrimination? Robust LinkedIn profile. Professional head shot for LinkedIn. Omit or hide “old” online images. No serif fonts. No age-related numbers in email addresses. No AOL, cable, phone co. or Hotmail...read more
QUESTION: Why should I pay for a professional service when my friend in HR said he could create my resume? It’s simple. Just because someone works in HR doesn’t mean they know recruiting. Hiring managers know what they prefer in a resume, but they can’t necessarily...read more
QUESTION: How can I prepare for a telephone pre-screening interview? First, practice with a friend, having them record the interview, then listen to the playback to spot stumbles. Next, create a checklist of job posting “must-haves” and matches to your qualifications....read more
Today, candidates have to create their “personal online brand.” Well, they can create an offline brand too, but eventually they will need to be online to increase their chances to be found for work that matches their goals, dreams, and “keywords.”read more
QUESTION: My job search is going nowhere! I have been responding to ads by sending out my resume, but nothing happens. What’s missing? Being stuck creates an ideal launching pad for creativity. If your job search is going nowhere, ask yourself what you could be doing...read more
QUESTION: Why and under what circumstances would I want to include interpersonal strengths information on my resume? A resume can be more appealing by providing information on what unique qualities you have. Employers often overlook valuable employees when a resume...read more
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