The 5 Most Worthless Phrases in Your LinkedIn Headline

Did you know your LinkedIn Headline is the most important piece of search information in your Profile? Here's how to tune it for best results.

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Are These LinkedIn Problems Affecting Your Job Search?

Experiencing problems using LinkedIn? Take a look at these issues, along with quick fixes for better job search results.

How to Stop Your Work Anniversary Notifications on LinkedIn

Annoyed with the flood of "Congratulations!" notes on LinkedIn every time your work anniversary rolls around? Here's a simple fix: remove the Months on your jobs in the Experience section. Simply navigate to your current job on LinkedIn, click the pencil icon to edit the dates, and select "Choose" instead of specifying the month. Hit Save … Continue reading How to Stop Your Work Anniversary Notifications on LinkedIn

How to Add Your Success Stories on LinkedIn for Better Traffic

Have you noticed that your resume content and achievements are often too long to fit into your LinkedIn Profile? Despite the ease of uploading content into LinkedIn, there’s no way around the limitations (2,000 characters - including spaces!) available for each job. However, if you get smart about keyword strategy and learn to condense your … Continue reading How to Add Your Success Stories on LinkedIn for Better Traffic

Did You Make This Mistake in Updating Your LinkedIn Profile?

Applying for jobs on LinkedIn, but no one is biting? You might have missed this critical step: Popping your Profile text into Word and running spell check! Before you dismiss this step as unimportant, consider the following Profile errors seen in the past 10 days ALONE: Information Technology spelled as “Ifnormation Technology” in the HEADLINE of … Continue reading Did You Make This Mistake in Updating Your LinkedIn Profile?

What’s The Secret to Getting Hired From LinkedIn? (Part 4: Boosting Your Profile SEO)

Frustrated with LinkedIn and waiting to see if things change?  I hope not.  If your Profile is passed over by employers, you need to use these power-packed LinkedIn strategies: Part 1: Build More Connections Part 2: Set Your Groups Strategy Part 3: Analyze Your Competition Now, we're on to one of my favorite steps for maximizing LinkedIn: 4 … Continue reading What’s The Secret to Getting Hired From LinkedIn? (Part 4: Boosting Your Profile SEO)

Stop Waiting for LinkedIn to Produce Magic Results

In my recent conversation with Andrea Coombes of Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch, we discussed the common pitfalls most job seekers (boomer-age and otherwise) make in using LinkedIn. Of course, we covered tips on including a professional photo, strengthening your LinkedIn Summary, and joining the right Groups. However, the largest mistake I see most job seekers … Continue reading Stop Waiting for LinkedIn to Produce Magic Results

What Recruiters Really Think About Your Missing LinkedIn Photo

For years, job hunters have been told that their resume should arrive sans photo in order to avoid discrimination (either in their favor or against them). Now, we’re being urged to provide a photo in order to be considered for a new job, all due to the new “normal” that is LinkedIn. What happened? Well, … Continue reading What Recruiters Really Think About Your Missing LinkedIn Photo

Who’s Viewed Your Profile on LinkedIn – And What Do They Want?

Scroll down the sidebar of your LinkedIn Home Page, and you’ll eventually notice the blurb that asks “Who’s Viewed Your Profile?” If you click on it, you’ll see a page entitled Profile Stats, which is designed to show you other users that have looked at your information. To get a glimpse of who is searching … Continue reading Who’s Viewed Your Profile on LinkedIn – And What Do They Want?