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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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Is Your Resume Just Good? Or Great?

Good or Great

I’ve seen a lot of résumés. And I know the person who wrote it probably worked hard to create or update that résumé. Fact is, most of those resumes are good.

In today’s market, however, “good” isn’t good enough anymore. We must take your résumé from good… to great! Here’s how…   

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Here’s How to Take the “Work” Out of Networking


When you hear the work “networking”, do you get a sudden tightness in your stomach? If so, that’s a pretty standard reaction. I’ve attended many networking events in my professional life, and I’ve realized… they can be a lot of work!

But, with just a bit of planning ahead of time, you can make the process easier by taking some of the work out of networking. Here are a few tips to help you maximize your next event:   

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The Long Lost Art of Following Up


I’ve heard this phrase many times throughout my life:

“Do what you said you’ll do, when you said you were going to do it.”

Over the past couple of years, I’ve pondered this advice further as I meet more job seekers ready for the workforce. Now, this advice applies to everyone. It’s particularly poignant to job seekers and networkers. Because so many people don’t follow this great advice, those who do immediately stand out. Here are a few ways you can set yourself apart with the art of follow up:   

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The 11 Indisputable Laws of Networking Success


What comes immediately to mind when you hear the term “networking”?

Perhaps groups of people wearing suits, standing around drinking cocktails, haphazardly passing out business cards, with the ultimate goal of getting a job or new lead?

That’s a fairly accurate description of typical networkers. However, networking is much more effective when you bring something valuable to the table…   

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Back to Basics: 11 Tips to Help You Ace the Interview

Job interview success

Your resume impressed, and you did well in your phone screen. You’ve made it to the face-to-face interview. You’ve set yourself apart from other candidates and showed you have the potential a recruiter looks for in a future employee.

The next step is to pass the in-person interview. To do just that, follow these 11 time-tested tips…   

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