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Category Archives: LinkedIn

  • Seven LinkedIn First-Time User Mistakes

    Recruiters are just as discriminating when reviewing LinkedIn profiles as they are when they review resumes. Those using LinkedIn for the first time can be in a rush, make minor or major mistakes, and don’t realize they have set themselves up for failure. Here are a few mistak… more

  • Fake LinkedIn Profiles

    Much has been written about fake LinkedIn profiles. There are folks who use LinkedIn to build marketing or contact lists and even worse, to gather information and intel on folks for nefarious reasons. Many critics have commented that there are numerous fake LinkedIn profiles, an… more

  • Why It Pays Off to Provide LinkedIn Recommendations

    One of the biggest goals on LinkedIn is to obtain recommendations from past supervisors, bosses, peers, and co-workers to enrich your profile. You can never have enough. Recruiters like recommendations because they provide information that typically isn’t found on a resume or i… more

  • You Don’t Have to Connect with Everyone

    A challenge for many who want to move onto social media, especially to support their job search, is how to “connect” or “link” or “friend” some requests, but not all requests. If you’re a cleared job seeker with very little online experience, this is especially true… more

  • LinkedIn Skills and Endorsements

    Do you need to make some sense of LinkedIn Skills and Endorsements? Recently LinkedIn made several changes to profiles and profile features. Every job search should use multiple resources such as LinkedIn, networking, and job boards like ClearedJobs.Net, to research and levera… more