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    3 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Build Your Career

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    In a world where social media allows us to connect with almost everyone in the free world instantaneously, one platform dominates the professional networking space. Its name? LinkedIn.

    By now, most people in the professional world have heard of LinkedIn. Job seekers know it can help them find a career, but many don’t know how …

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    You’re Hired! Now What? – Targeted Job Search

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    You have just been hired for your dream job! Well, maybe not your dream job, but the next step in your career. You have followed all of the steps in the targeted job search.

    Before you read on, this is the sixth in this series on the Targeted Job Search. If you have not read …

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    4 Ways Your Ego is Getting in the Way of Your Job Search

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    Toeing the line between confidence and arrogance is an easy line to cross during your job search. Sure, you might have strong technical skills and experience. You probably have a great network and personal brand, too. And chances are, you probably can find a colleague who can write you a glowing letter of recommendation. But …

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    7 Steps to Spring Clean your LinkedIn Profile

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    Have you ever wanted to reach out to someone that is already in your LinkedIn contact list, but when you went to their profile their contact information was nowhere to be found? Or, perhaps worse… out of date?

    You may not be able to fix the profiles of others, but you can take the time …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – Don’t Post My Pic

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    Often this is an afterthought after a great weekend, great night out or out of town conference. We know and have more than enough material available to us about the impact this has on your personal brand and some great practices to implement to prevent embarrassing or professional devastating occurrences in the future.

    This time of year during …

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    Staying In Touch

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    Last week I wrote about the importance of physical touch. To follow that you should figuratively stay in touch as well.

    Whatever your connections are with people, it’s important to periodically touch base with them. It takes less than five minutes to reach out in the following ways:

    • Phone and comment on research, an …

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    Build Your Referral Network – The Targeted Job Search

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    Your referral network

    About 85% of all jobs are filled through employee referrals. Therefore, it makes sense to build a referral network at every company where you might like to work in the future.

    Before you read on, this is the fourth in this series on the Targeted Job Search. If you have not read …

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    5 Tips to Create a Job That Doesn’t Exist Yet

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    For every job opening, there are three people who are unemployed. When it comes to finding your dream job, this isn’t the best news for job seekers. However, this does present an opportunity: to create a job that doesn’t exist yet.

    Many job seekers are beginning to realize they can create their own opportunities. All …

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    Blog Promotion Tips for Personal Brands

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    You’ve written a great blog post for your brand and now would like to get the word out to a large audience. With so much information being published online, you might be puzzled as to what the most effective strategies are to promote it. There are some key things you can do to ensure your …

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    Figuring Out Selling Seasons

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    A few weeks back I wrote a four part series entitled “Why People Don’t Buy.” One of the four articles looked at “No Time/Urgency” as one of the four reasons clients or customers don’t end up doing business with you. As we enter Spring and watch the opening week of baseball, let’s look at the …

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