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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3 Ways to Update Your LinkedIn Profile on The Sly

Here's how to update your LinkedIn Profile on the sly - away from the prying eyes of bosses or co-workers.

3 Must-Use Social Media Sites for Job Seekers in 2015

In 2015 and beyond, your success in job search will depend on more than a stellar resume and sharp interviewing skills. The often-overlooked component?  Your social media presence. Whether you realize it or not, these top 3 social media sites (and your participation on them) can make or break your job search. Here's how to … Continue reading 3 Must-Use Social Media Sites for Job Seekers in 2015

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

How to Double – And Triple! – Your LinkedIn Traffic With SEO

Built a LinkedIn Profile that doesn’t seem to be “working” for your job search? You might not be drawing enough traffic to it. Years ago, I realized that applying Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques on my Profile attracted more traffic. Applying my knowledge of web SEO and database optimization, I was able to draw a sizable audience … Continue reading How to Double – And Triple! – Your LinkedIn Traffic With SEO

What’s The Secret to Getting Hired From LinkedIn? (Part 5: Your Follow-Up)

Not sure why LinkedIn isn't working for your job search?  If so, you'll need to check out these strategies used by successful job hunters: Part 1: Build More Connections Part 2: Set Your Groups Strategy Part 3: Analyze Your Competition Part 4: Boost Your Profile's Searchability Here's the last, critical step in getting results from LinkedIn: 5 – … Continue reading What’s The Secret to Getting Hired From LinkedIn? (Part 5: Your Follow-Up)

Are You Making This Critical Mistake on LinkedIn?

Dumping your resume content straight into each section of LinkedIn—and calling it done? If you’re still assuming that your resume will stand in for your Profile, you’re doing yourself (and your job search) a disservice. Here’s why: your resume might be well-written and contain solid achievements—but that doesn’t mean it was developed for online reading … Continue reading Are You Making This Critical Mistake on LinkedIn?

5 Best-Practice LinkedIn Strategies for Executives

Cautiously readying your LinkedIn Profile for an executive job search? You’ll need to consider LinkedIn strategies that differ substantially from those used by mid-career professionals. For example, many executives choose to limit the information they distribute on LinkedIn, due to company confidentiality or other reasons. Executives are also approached more often than other users on LinkedIn, … Continue reading 5 Best-Practice LinkedIn Strategies for Executives