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How to Research Company Culture Before the Interview

A bad fit with company culture can make a great job a miserable job. So do your homework and identify companies that have a mission that you can agree with and that treat their employees in the way you want to be treated. Remember, in every interaction, just as the hiring manager is interviewing you …

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Using LinkedIn to Get in Front of Recruiters and Hiring Managers

According to Jobvite’s Recruiter Nation 2015 survey, 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn to identify talent in an increasingly competitive job market. As I discussed in a previous blog post, two ways to ensure that your profile is noticed and read is to load it with key words and create a customized headline that promotes your …

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2 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your LinkedIn Profile

Remember that your LinkedIn profile is information about you – not about your current employer. So strengthen your profile, making every section from your headline to the summary to your skills section heavy with content that demonstrates your abilities to meet employers’ needs. According to Jobvite’s Recruiter Nation 2015 survey, 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn …

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Personal Branding: Part 2, Basics for the Job Search

In my last blog post, I discussed specific ways to create a personal brand that is robust and consistent across all media. Now let’s discuss the personal branding in a job search, beyond the resume and cover letter. Create your brand on LinkedIn! Creating a consistent message across all documents will promote the perception you …

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Use LinkedIn to Search for Jobs — Without Letting your Boss Know!

Who hasn’t thought about updating their LinkedIn profile to look for jobs, but hesitated because of connections to the boss and colleagues? Now, you don’t have to be concerned. LinkedIn has removed this worry with the launch of a new feature called Open Candidates. This feature allows you to let recruiters know you are in …

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