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The Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile

The Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn has become the filet mignon of social networking.  We now have the ability to network and connect with talented professionals from all over the world. We also have the ability to create professional branding to market our skills to various persons of interest.  Recruiters and companies use LinkedIn to spy on potential job candidates and CEOs use ...
Organizing your Resume to Showcase Your Skills

Organizing your Resume to Showcase Your Skills

One of the major errors seen in resumes is incorrect organization.  Lack of organization is problematic because it precludes the job seeker from showcasing his or her skills in a proper manner for the benefit of the reader. Looks are everything when it comes to a resume. You are judged by the template you use, by the ...
A Professional Resume Writer’s Guide to a Targeted and Organized Resume

A Professional Resume Writer’s Guide to a Targeted and Organized Resume

There are three different types of jobs that seekers will apply to: safety, target and dream jobs.  Safety jobs are ones that are perfect for when you are in a pinch or bind that you know you can take on if need be, such as when you are unemployed.  Target jobs are ones which may ...
How to Pass Through the Gates of the Applicant Tracking System

How to Pass Through the Gates of the Applicant Tracking System

Have you ever had the right job skills and qualifications for the job, submitted your resume online and then never got selected for an interview? Chances are your resume lacked the right keywords to pass through the employer’s applicant tracking system (ATS). It is estimated that more than 90 percent of large companies and nearly every ...
Why You Need a LinkedIn Profile in 2018

Why You Need a LinkedIn Profile in 2018

Very recently, while writing a resume and cover letter for a client, I was asked, “Do I really need a LinkedIn profile?” The answer is YES. Do not stop. Do not pass “Go.” Do not collect $200.  Get your LinkedIn profile up and running today. Here are some facts and statistics about LinkedIn: Total number ...