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Who do you connect with on LinkedIn?

When I first started on LinkedIn, I followed the original directions very tightly. I only connected with people I knew well. After all, those were the guidelines. But as my network grew and time went on that changed. Last night, I was reading a conversation thread on Career Director International’s e-list. Someone had asked aboutContinue Reading

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You think we don’t understand the unemployed

Now and then I hear people say, “You don’t know what it is like to be unemployed.” And how wrong they are. Every entrepreneur and self-employed professional understands the plight of the unemployed. The uncertainty of how they are going to pay the bills. The wondering when the next check will come in. The concernsContinue Reading

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The top 5 mistakes LinkedIn users often make

You want LinkedIn to work for you but you are not sure how.You have heard people buzzing about how great LinkedIn is for job search or building your business. Unfortunately, no one taught you how to use LinkedIn correctly. Don’t let these common LinkedIn mistakes ruin your networking You don’t use your banner heading effectively.Continue Reading

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Are you willing to try something new?

One of the favorite meals that my adult sons and I splurge on is sushi. The boys both use chopsticks and I have always used a fork. The other night when we sat down to eat and they got out their chopsticks, I looked and said, “You know, I should give this a try.” ConfessionContinue Reading

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Are you listening to the wrong voices?

You hear a lot about getting your resume ready to apply online these days. This is very important and that’s why professional resume writers either offer the text resume as an option or as a standard item. Recently, I heard a dialogue between resume writers about being careful to optimize the resume for online applicationsContinue Reading

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