Read this article if you want to stand out by using powerful and creative language in your cover letters, rather than defaulting to the words everyone else uses.
In part due to my hiring a publicist a couple of months ago, I have been appearing frequently on radio programs around Wisconsin and Chicago. I was also interviewed by a program out in Massachusetts. I thought that rather than write an article this week, I would offer you the opportunity to listen in on some of my interviews. They cover topics ranging from resumes to LinkedIn profiles to college essays. Enjoy! And don’t forget I will be interviewed for a full hour on December 10 on Wisconsin Public Radio!
Even before LinkedIn posted a blog with tips for older job seekers in September, I received some good news from a couple of my 50+-year-old connections on the job search front. Both of them are followers of my blog, and both agreed to share their stories with you. I hope their success inspired job seekers of all ages to keep on taking action!
You are a multi-faceted human being… and yet you only get one LinkedIn profile. The question “Who am I?” is an important one for job seekers and professionals, and it’s not always easy to answer. This article will give you tips on how to focus so you don’t look like you’re trying to be all things to all people.
LinkedIn presents job seekers with a dilemma: The site requires an “up-to-date current position (with a description)” for a 100% complete profile; and according to LinkedIn, 100% complete profiles are 40 times more likely to be viewed. But if you are a job seeker, you might not have a current position other than “job seeker.” Should you create a “filler” job description to be 100% complete? Or should you hope that 95%-or-so complete is enough?
Many people are flummoxed when it comes to choosing a LinkedIn profile headline. What keywords should they include? How do you get that up and down symbol ( | )? (Hit shift and the backslash key.) Is it more important to have keywords or a Tagline / Unique Selling Proposition (USP)?
This article will mainly address the last question: Keywords or USP? The answer to the question depends on your main goal with your LinkedIn profile.
LinkedIn says the 2011 most overused professional buzzwords in the United States are “creative,” “organizational” and “effective”
On December 13, 2011, LinkedIn released its “most overused” buzzwords list for 2011. The top three are “creative,” “organizational” and “effective.” Do you pass the “overused LinkedIn buzzwords” test? Read this article and get some tips on how to avoid these cliched terms.
Many people on LinkedIn make the mistake of copying their resume summary statements into their LinkedIn Summary section. There are three major problems with this strategy. Read this article to find out what those problems are — and how to write a LinkedIn Summary that works!