Category Archives: LinkedIn

24 LinkedIn Endorsements Employers Would Actually Care About

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There’s no such thing as a skills gap.

That’s the contention from Paul Krugman, columnist for The New York Times. He rejects the idea that employers can’t find people with the “right” set of skills.

It’s one thing to DO financial analysis but equally important HOW you do financial analysis. Are you dependable? Easy to work with? Considerate of others?

That’s why we should add these 24 “endorsements” to LinkedIn profiles that would make you a better candidate.   

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Should Students and Millennials Be on LinkedIn? [Infographic]

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Should you – the student, recent graduate and young professional – be on LinkedIn? Is the social/professional network worth the investment of your time?

The numbers in this infographic by www.degreequery.com scream “yes!”…   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 20: Make LinkedIn Say “Hire Me!”

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As we said yesterday, everyone needs a “Hire Me” story – that compelling tale that seals the deal with a potential employer.

Today, you are going to differentiate yourself from every other candidate by integrating your Hire Me story into your LinkedIn summary…   

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The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Job Seekers [Infographic]

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We’ve all heard the stories. Perhaps we even know one of the those recent graduates and young careerists who seem to have almost no trouble finding a new job. What do they have that we don’t have?

Did they go to a better school? Have parents with better connections? Born luckier than us? No, they made their own luck… by embracing the seven habits of successful job seekers    

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Are You Still Making These 5 Mistakes on LinkedIn?

If you have a LinkedIn account, you might think you’re all set on the platform used most by recruiters to find both active and passive candidates…

But most of of you are not. Statistically speaking, you are making these five mistakes on your profile that make it far more difficult to be found by a potential employer…   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 10: Join Ten LinkedIn Groups

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In Day 9, we challenged you to schedule a Twitter chat. About those chats, we said: “There is simply no better way – in one hour – to meet new people that will have a significant impact on your career.”

LinkedIn Groups, simply put, are Twitter chats on steroids. Over the long-haul, nothing we’ve found comes close to matching the networking, branding and self-learning potential that comes with actively participating in LinkedIn Groups.    

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