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Ten Misspelled Words That Can Kill Your Personal Brand [Infographic]

the oatmeal

A fun post that will (hopefully) make you smile on a Monday morning? Yes.

At the same time, this infographic from The Oatmeal is a reminder of some all-too-common typos we (almost all of us!) overlook, every day. And ones recruiters will tell you that they see far too often…   

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Are You Making These 10 Common LinkedIn Mistakes?

10 Common LinkedIn Mistakes

If you are still putting off joining LinkedIn, or have an account but haven’t made LinkedIn part of your daily work routine, now is the time to dive in head first. After all, could 300 million people be wrong?

LinkedIn, however, isn’t foolproof. Mistakes are made – and care must be taken to make sure you are getting the most out of the world’s largest professional network….   

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How to Find (and Get the Most From) LinkedIn Groups

LinkedIn Groups

LinkedIn Groups are a great way to self-learn, an opportunity to contribute to conversations with influencers, and, of course, grow your network. If you’re on LinkedIn (and if you’re not, you should be!) there are over 2 million groups to choose from, and you can join up to 50 at any one time!

But the number of groups you join doesn’t matter as much as making sure you’re in the right groups…   

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Want to Make Better LinkedIn Connections? Get Personal

Get Personal

Nearly every day, I receive (and send) many connection requests through LinkedIn. And I continue to be surprised that the large majority of those who wish to connect fail to personalize the message!

Now, let me first explain first that I don’t normally get too upset with this. I’m fully aware that LinkedIn mobile apps don’t let the user provide any personalization…   

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Can Your Resume Pass the All-Important LinkedIn Comparison Test?

Does Your Resume Match Your LinkedIn Profile

Everyone knows LinkedIn is a great way to grow your personal network and meet influential people. But did you know employers use LinkedIn for another reason? To validate your resume and the information provided in your application? To make sure you are… who you say you are?

Why do many recruiters now consider this a “must-do” aspect of their hiring process?   

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The Right Words Will Help Land Your Dream Job [Infographic]

Watch Your Words

As we all learn in grammar school: words can hurt.

This is especially true for job seekers. The right words will impress a recruiter or hiring manager enough to offer you an interview. The wrong words not only hurt your personal brand, they can cost you that interview…   

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