LinkedIn Profiles vs. Resumes: What’s the Difference?
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2013
A question I am often asked in my duties as LinkedIn’s Ambassador is, “Should my LinkedIn profile read the same as my resume?” The answer is both yes and no. Here’s a breakdown: LinkedIn Profiles and Resumes: The Similarities 1.) Sections. As Martin Yate explains in his post on this subject, you can get a quick start to your LinkedIn profile if you copy and paste some information from your already existing resume in...
10 Tips For Adding Value By Showing Initiative
by Andy Robinson - Jul, 2013
In these tough times, it is absolutely critical you continue to demonstrate your value to your employer, clients, and colleagues on a daily basis. Adding value is THE buzz-word for “safe-guarding” your career and propelling yourself to the top of your profession. Showing initiative is a must-do in demonstrating your value at work. Initiative correlates strongly with personal achievement and professional development. It i...
Networking to Keep Your Job
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Jul, 2013
Networking can help you increase your visibility up, down, and across your current organization. Networking can help you... 1) Be seen as an integral part of the company. 2) Become known as a subject matter expert. 3) Expand your network. 4) Keep your network alive. While some may reserve networking for times when they’re in a job search, others are continually working to build and maintain their network for c...
LinkedIn is Not Your Online Resume
by Jill Kurtz - Jul, 2013
LinkedIn is the premiere online business networking site. As such, it is tempting to see your profile there as your online resume. There are a few key reasons why that thinking is off target and will prevent you from getting the most out of LinkedIn. Your resume and LinkedIn profile both speak about you, but they do so in different ways: Resumes are limited in length; there is no such constraint on LinkedIn. General...
Top industries to find jobs in 2013
by Louise Garver - Jul, 2013
No matter where you are in your career or job search, these statistics are worth your attention. Jobs cut in March 2013 were 30% higher than a year earlier according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a job placement company. The length of periods of unemployment between jobs is also on the rise. So, what industries are looking for and hiring employees? Health Care Given the aging baby boomers, health care leads the...
3 Phrases That Kill The Effectiveness Of An Executive Resume
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jul, 2013
Want your resume to distinguish your leadership brand among competing candidates for C-suite or VP positions? Then ditch the boring language you’ve seen on many other executive resume summaries. Just because other resumes (both professional and self-written) employ a blend of monotonous, overused words doesn’t mean you have to follow suit. Shake things up and ensure the effectiveness of your leadership brand message by ref...
Dispelling Resume Myths—Myth #2: Using the Same Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2013
I can use the same resume to apply to every job that I want, right? Only if every job you apply to is exactly the same, with exactly the same criteria, requirements, and desired qualifications … What’s the likelihood of that? Not very likely… Target your resume to the position you want, but don’t be opposed to making small customizations when necessary. Making small changes can really help increase your candidacy a...
Career Tip: To Stress or Not to Stress
by Georgia Adamson - Jul, 2013
Whether you’re gainfully employed and reasonably secure or in the market for a new job to replace the one you lost, stress is probably a factor–something you’re forced to deal with if you don’t want it to overwhelm you. That’s the common perception of stress as a bad thing, and certainly if you’re experiencing potentially harmful stress, you need to find a good way to manage it. However, we also hear from time to time that...
Does Networking Make You Feel Weighed Down?
by Valerie Sokolosky - Jul, 2013
Networking is essential to advertising your personal brand – and, as you may realize, networking is sort of like power walking. If you wear light workout clothing and athletic shoes made for the terrain you walk, you almost glide down the track or path. If you strap on leg weights, step into steel-toed boots and pile on heavy coats, you’ll cover less ground and add time to your walk. Here’s how to avoid moving in slow motio...
3 Tips to Amp Up Your Summer Job Search
by Adrienne Erin - Jul, 2013
Although the job search can be an arduous process year-round, there are a few things you can take advantage of when searching in the summer months! Here’s the motivation you need to stop daydreaming about laying out on the beach and start sending out your resume. 1. Start Early When you are searching for a job in the summer, you are not only going up against the people you were competing with last spring. You have a who...
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