Category Archives: LinkedIn

Recruiters Reveal: 5 Ways to Stay Relevant on LinkedIn

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As a recruiter and sourcer always looking for talent, I use LinkedIn on a daily (even hourly) basis. That probably comes as no surprise to active job seekers, most of whom understood that recruiters use LinkedIn as a modern day resume database.

Here’s what may come as a surprise to you: LinkedIn doesn’t tell a recruiter who is an active job seeker (those looking for work now) and a passive job seeker (those not searching for work, but willing to explore other opportunities)…   

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Is Your LinkedIn Profile More Like a Resume… or a Business Plan?

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Does your LinkedIn profile feel more like a resume (focused on the past) or a business plan (focused on the future)?

If you answered “resume” consider this question: If you had only a few minutes with a person with whom you may want to build a future business relationship, would you spend more time on your past… or where you are trying to go in the near future?   

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In 7 Steps: Exactly How to Leverage LinkedIn to Get a Job

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Many college students, recent graduates and young professional are starting to see the power of LinkedIn.

However, the one thing they learn very quickly is that they don’t yet have the quantity or quality of contacts necessary to leverage the world’s largest professional network. The best of them, however, don’t let that stop them from using LinkedIn to find an internship, or job…   

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5 Proven Ways to Network with Alumni on LinkedIn

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The university I attended was large, but a few years removed from college I still feel a common bond and sense of purpose whenever I meet a fellow alum.

For students and grads, those alumni connections provide even more value: alumni connections are an important resource that will accelerate your networking, learning and career opportunities:   

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25 Words and Phrases Job Seekers Must Avoid

25 Words and Phrases to Avoid

We all try to write the perfect resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile. Our goal: wordsmith something that will make us stand out among millions of job and internship seekers.

And yet somehow, those resumes, letters and profiles always seem to sound painfully similar; they drown in groupthink-inspired sameness…   

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A Networker’s Nightmare: “Give Me a Reason to Connect!”

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I am a recruiter. I work for a highly recognizable organization. I am well connected. I know people who know people. That is why you reached out to me, right?

Well… maybe not…   

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