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LinkedIn expert Sandy Zeiszler says LinkedIn now offers Weekly Search appearances that are invaluable for job seekers. With Weekly Search, a job seeker can see which companies are viewing their profile. Here’s what it looks like: “These are amazing tools, but only if you use them to follow up with companies and learn more about how you might be able to help them,” Sandy said. How

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Career Thought Leaders recently shared these five data points on the importance of social profiles. 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates. 57% are less likely to interview a candidate they can’t find online. 54% have decided not to hire a candidate based on their social media profiles. 92% of recruiters use social media in their outreach; 55% use Facebook, 87% use LinkedIn.

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Q: My job is great, but I have been here only three months, and I saw my dream job advertised today. I don’t want to sabotage my career path or resume, so how long do I need to stay where I am?  A: The most recent Employee Tenure Summary from the Bureau of Labor Statistics says the median number of years wage and salary workers

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If you’re having trouble with your job search, first consider if you’re healthy enough to follow through on the many requirements of a search. In a guest post for Career Connectors in Phoenix, AZ, I outline some hints for consideration before starting your search. Read them here.   Image courtesy stockimages via freedigitalphotos.net

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Are the recent changes to LinkedIn holding back your job search? If you immediately answered YES! (or don’t know what changes I’m talking about), it’s time to get up to speed on the world’s largest networking site. On Tuesday, March 21, my colleague and friend Sandy Zeiszler will be holding her LinkedIn Simplified Workshops. Sandy is the author of Unlock LinkedIn to Get Hired! the workbook you received with

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If you’re job hunting, you’re probably looking for jobs online. Since online applications give you only a 10% to 15% chance of landing the job, I highly recommend that you spend only 10% to 15% of your time in this pursuit.  That means it’s important to spend your time on the right job sites. Fortunately, Reviews.com, put together a breakdown of the best job sites

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Your stealth resume ensures that your experience and skills are available to the hiring authority, but your identity is not. You need a cover letter to go with every resume, so you need a stealth cover letter to introduce your stealth resume. Start with your regular cover letter. (Don’t have one? Contact me right away. We’ll fix that.) Modify your contact information at the top

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You’ve decided this is the time for a new direction in your career. You’re pretty excited about starting your search, except for one thing. What if your boss finds out? You don’t have to have a troll for a boss to want to keep your plans to yourself. Unless you know your supervisor would be supportive and helpful in your transition, successful or not, then

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LinkedIn announced a redesign of its desktop (non-app) user interface back in September 2016, noting, “This is the largest redesign since LinkedIn’s inception.” The design update is expected to bring the desktop experience closer to the LinkedIn mobile app experience. More important than how the LinkedIn redesign will look is the features that will — or won’t — still be included. In the past, LinkedIn

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Q: Can you write my resume today? A: Yes. If I had all of the information I need, and I didn’t have another project scheduled, I could write your resume today. However, a more important question is do you want something as important as your resume rushed?   No rush jobs My policy is to decline rush projects because it is more important to provide

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