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Top 5 LinkedIn Profile Failures

LinkedIn has been proven to help job seekers land faster and gain more opportunities. Many people fail to access the power of LinkedIn. In my work with my Design Resumes clients, I find five things to be the most common issues or errors. Fortunately they are easy to fix. LinkedIn Failure #5 – Sounding Desperate When…

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Are you the one holding your job search back?

Are you the one holding your job search back?

Are you one of those people who has scoffed at hiring a career professional? I want to ask you to think deeply about why you would think that way. Is it because you learned how to write resumes in school and you figure it can’t be that hard? Is it because you don’t think it…

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Is it inconsistency that is ruining your job search momentum?

I visited my new doctor recently, mostly because my blood pressure pills were running out. As our conversation went on, I found myself repeating the same word over and over. He asked if I was tracking my blood pressure. I replied not consistently?   The more we talked, I recognized that there are many more things…

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When is it time to rejuvenate your resume?

Regular readers know I am passionate about growing things. We’ve been in our house for more than 20 years now and built the garden in our first year here in 1992. Though we have added topsoil now and then, we really haven’t brought in large loads for a long time. Dirt gets tired and worn…

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How to write an inviting LinkedIn invitation

When you send a LinkedIn invite, LinkedIn does part of the work for you by crafting the invitation for you: “I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.” Perhaps you didn’t even realize that this can be perceived as the wrong way to invite people on LinkedIn. Not only that, sometimes when…

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The 5 essential ingredients to a job-winning resume

The myths in the resume writing field abound. I have clients who have been asked why in the world they would hire a professional resume writer when it should be so easy to write your own resume. The problem is that the conception that these people have of resume writing comes from the bare bones…

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