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LinkedIn Active Status: Did They Make the Right Choice for You?

linkedin active status

LinkedIn just added an exciting new feature. And it should really improve your ability to communicate with your connections: LinkedIn active status.

Active Status, simply put, is a way for you to see if a connection is currently active on the LinkedIn site…   

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Recent LinkedIn Changes: How They Effect You and Your Job Search

recent linkedin changes

Even though LinkedIn rolled out a series of new updates, I’m here to tell you that it’s going to be okay. You may need to click a new button or go to a new place to find what you’re looking for, but it’s all still there, more or less.

I’ll cover the most important of the recent LinkedIn changes. Then I’ll help you resume a routine sure to help you remain productive…   

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Recruiters Reveal: The Networking Secrets That Make Them Great

Networking Tips from Recruiters

I recently attended a two-day conference of top recruiters. And it was a very educational experience as I met and interacted with over 100 of these top professionals.

And not just because of the talk around recruiting best practices, but because it quickly become clear to me that recruiters are the best networkers on the planet. They have connecting down to a science!   

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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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9 Rookie Networking Moves That Hurt Your Personal Brand


You may not know it yet, but while you are working hard to build a respectable personal brand – you may be doing the exact opposite. While you labor to extend your contact list and sphere of influence – you are actually limiting your potential.

All because you’re making these nine easily fixable rookie networking mistakes:   

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Do LinkedIn Endorsements Help or Hurt Your Career?

Linkedin endorsements

Like them or hate them, LinkedIn endorsements aren’t going away.

Dismissed by many as something as about as useful as a Facebook “like,” many career industry experts and recruiters see this feature as pure fluff. They felt many endorsements were akin to “I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine.”

But social media experts have a different angle. Thought leader and 312digital.com founder Sean McGinnis had this to say about it in a recent Facebook post:   

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