LinkedIn Endorsements and Why They Matter in Your Job Search

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Introduced in September 2012, LinkedIn endorsements have quickly become a popular feature of the professional networking site. Endorsements are a quick, easy way to be recognized for your skills and expertise outside of asking a connection for a full recommendation. They also add credibility to your profile and draw attention to your skills. A potential… Read more »

Your Professional Network is Your Job Security in 2013

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It’s not uncommon to feel like you’re on your own when it comes to job searching. While many of us have a handful of professional resources to rely on, reaching out to various employers and/or making new connections when you’re looking for a position can often seem daunting. The time and effort required to cold-call,… Read more »

Making the Most of Job Fairs

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Job fairs are a common way for employers to meet and recruit a large group of interested candidates in a short time frame. Usually attended by a wide range of organizations looking to hire new employees, job fairs provide an opportunity for job seekers to learn, network and shop around for positions. But let’s not… Read more »

Video Resumes: Passing Fad or the Future?

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If you’ve visited a job board or read up on new job search techniques recently, you’ve seen ads for video resumes. And you’re probably wondering if you should create one. Are they worth the money? Do employers really prefer them? Let’s consider the pros and cons. Pros: 1. You’ll definitely stand out from the crowd…. Read more »

Tips for Starting a New Job: Build Trust

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Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment–especially when you’ve just joined a new organization.  Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand in hand with a just a few coworkers it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help trust both with coworkers and your superiors: Be… Read more »