LinkedIn has undergone a quite a few changes over the last few months. The look of the profile has changed; endorsements have become all the rage, and Skills & Expertise is overtaking the Specialties section. Find out all you need to know about the new LinkedIn and more in the 4th edition of How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile.
In part due to my hiring a publicist a couple of months ago, I have been appearing frequently on radio programs around Wisconsin and Chicago. I was also interviewed by a program out in Massachusetts. I thought that rather than write an article this week, I would offer you the opportunity to listen in on some of my interviews. They cover topics ranging from resumes to LinkedIn profiles to college essays. Enjoy! And don’t forget I will be interviewed for a full hour on December 10 on Wisconsin Public Radio!
Many of you might have heard that LinkedIn profiles are about to undergo another facelift. Rumor amongst career professionals has is that the new profile will highlight the Summary section in a new way—making it more important than ever to have a compelling Summary to offer your readers.
Even before LinkedIn posted a blog with tips for older job seekers in September, I received some good news from a couple of my 50+-year-old connections on the job search front. Both of them are followers of my blog, and both agreed to share their stories with you. I hope their success inspired job seekers of all ages to keep on taking action!
In April 2011 I reported on a new 500-word limit for college personal statement, enacted by the Common Application (see Common Application Institutes Word Limit for College Application Essays). In that article I wrote, “Students are now requested to write 250-500 words on their chosen topic.” I now realize how loaded two words in that sentence were: requested and chosen.
“Hi there networking contact… What do you think of my resume?” (& other things you wish you had never said) – by Mary Elizabeth Bradford
I amJob Search Success System fortunate this week to share a guest blog from Mary Elizabeth Bradford, award-winning creator of the Job Search Success System. She warns, “This article contains some “tough talk” and will probably offend some readers.” Since her article did not offend me and in fact rather inspired me, I’m posting it here with Mary Elizabeth’s blessing! Remember as you read this article, as I pointed out in my article What Do Recruiters Want in a Resume? Answers Within, you only need to impress one person with your resume–and that’s the person who hires you!
If you want resume tips and interviewing tips, one good person to ask is the Human Resources Director of a large organization. Find out what the HR Director of Hallmark has to say on these topics in this value-packed article!
The time of the Jewish New Year is a good opportunity to reflect on where you are or are not in spiritual alignment with your relationship to work. Ask yourself these seven questions to start transforming any areas that might need some adjustment.
Last week I visited with the head guidance counselor at a well-regarded private high school in Madison. Amongst our topics of conversation was the trend he has noticed away from private colleges. Students were being accepted to Ivy League and other top colleges, then choosing not to attend, in favor of larger state schools. Is your family making a similar decison?
August might be a strange time to talk about New Year’s Resolutions, but I got to thinking… let’s get real: We’re three quarters through the year, there’s a fall chill in the air, and if we don’t buckle down now on those January promises, the year will be over before we know it.