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Category: LinkedIn

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

The Stealth Executive Job Hunt

You’ve decided it’s time to move on. You’ve polished your executive resume and LinkedIn profile. Now the last thing you want is for your current employer and colleagues to find

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

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

What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate: Job Seekers and Recruiters

Social media guru Joshua Waldman featured a great infographic on his blog today. It explores vividly the disconnect between what recruiters say and job seekers hear. While the infographic was

Do I Still Even NEED an Executive Resume? Doesn’t my LinkedIn Profile Now Serve That Purpose?

Prognosticators have been predicting the demise of the resume for literally decades. According to a recent post on the Glassdoor blog, some career experts think that LinkedIn’s value is quickly

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LinkedIn: What to Enter for “Current Position” When You’re Unemployed

LinkedIn encourages users to always include a current position on the profile. This presents a bit of a dilemma when you have left your position and are currently on the

Omitting Dates on Your LinkedIn Employment History

My executive clients often ask me how far back they should take their LinkedIn employment histories, and then if it is possible to omit dates of employment from some or