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Category: Executive Networking

What Can I Say if My Boss Notices I’ve Updated My LinkedIn Profile?

Oops! You recently made some changes or updates to your LinkedIn profile content and your boss or colleagues have noticed that and are asking you about it, or have expressed disapproval or alarm. As an executive resume writer who is often asked by my executive clients for executive resume writing tips, I have found that I am frequently approached for advice as well on how to effectively and safely create visibility on LinkedIn.

So what to do?

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What You Need to Know About the Big Changes LinkedIn is Deploying

LinkedIn is currently rolling out what is being called the “new desktop experience.” Every two years or so, LinkedIn makes significant changes to the design and content of its website. The latest update — launched in late 2016/early 2017 — is designed to align the LinkedIn desktop experience with what users of the LinkedIn mobile app have seen for quite some time.

Ryan Roslansky, Vice President for Product at LinkedIn, said in a blog post in September 2016 that “this is the largest redesign since LinkedIn’s inception, and it’s the foundation for our future.”

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Executive Job Search Tip: Want Good Answers? Ask the Right Questions.

Jason Alba has a great blog (and a career management website called JibberJobber that is worth looking into as well). In reading his latest post “I Broke My Ankle. Lessons Learned…,” I was nodding yes for two reasons:

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Do You Make Any of These Common Executive Job Search Mistakes?

There are many mistakes that are very easy to make in executive job search. Are you making any of these?

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Wall Street Journal: If You’re Ignoring LinkedIn, You’re Hurting Your Career

Networking3Still scoffing about LinkedIn as not worth your time? WSJ author Joanna Stern aptly describes public perceptions of the social media landscape and LinkedIn’s place in it…. After all, a dynamite executive resume can’t do it all for you: It is critical to be actively building your network, improving your job skills, and increasing your industry knowledge.

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Your LinkedIn Contact Network: Build it Big for Maximum Career Benefits

LinkedIn 500 Plus ConnectionsBigger isn’t always better, but in the case of LinkedIn networks it definitely is. Since LinkedIn’s inception in 2002 (Wow! Has it really been THAT long?), their advice and the advice of most career professionals was to focus on connecting with people you know, and eschew “open” networking (and the designation as a LION – LinkedIn Open Networker). Their original terms of service even warned to “Only connect with people you know.”

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Increase Your Career Visibility Through LinkedIn Status Updates

There are various ways you can increase your visibility to the industry and recruiters on LinkedIn, and in so doing increase the likelihood of requests for your executive resume as

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Be Found on LinkedIn: Are You Eliminating Yourself from Consideration without Realizing It?

In completing another LinkedIn strategies seminar last week, I garnered numerous insights and takeaways. Following are a few standouts. There are five primary reasons that a candidate’s profile is either

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The Stealth Job Hunt and LinkedIn

Are you an executive on the job hunt, in stealth mode?  After you have a dynamite executive resume prepared, the next step is of course to get visible out there

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Executive Job Search and the Holidays

Think the holidays are the time to kick back in your job search? Think again. The widespread perception among those in career transition is that nothing happens over the holidays

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