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    Who Is Really Deciding to Hire You or Not?

    Years ago, I had a large office in the Wall Street area with a personal secretary screening my phone calls, opening mail, taking dictation, and managing my calendar. Since then of course, the business world has changed. The next phase had executives sharing a pool of secretaries using floppy discs working on word processors. That …

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    10 Social Platforms Best Suited for Building Your Brand

    What is your favorite social media platform for enhancing your personal brand and why?

    The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs …

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    Why Your LinkedIn Profile Is More Important Than Résumé

    Yes, your LinkedIn profile is more important than your resume!  Do I shock you with this declaration? Think again. Your résumé is typically being sent to individuals, to recruiters, or as a job application, which has limited exposure. Yet your LinkedIn profile is open to literally the entire world around the clock. Moreover, as I …

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    6 Logical Tips to Finding a Job

    It would be interesting to review a few perceptions that job seekers have on issues stemming from feelings rather than from logic. Such perceptions are based more on gut feelings rather than thinking. Examples follow.

    The interview is about me.

    People feel good when asked to come in and interview, because they think the interview …

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    Job Hunting Hack: Get Hired From a Single Post

    One simple tactic on LinkedIn can lead to your absolutely ideal job. This approach is especially important if you do NOT have the qualifications, work history, education or experience that would make you a perfect candidate.

    So, if you have a strong interest or great enthusiasm but nothing on your resume that qualifies you, here’s …

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    How Soon Should You Update Your LinkedIn Profile

    You just started a new job. You are bursting at the seams.

    You want EVERYONE to know. But … Are you wondering:

    After starting a new job … How soon should you update your LinkedIn profile?

    Of course … You are excited. You really want to tell everyone.

    However, give yourself two weeks.

    Yes, two …

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    Is LinkedIn Important for Job Seekers?

    By definition, every job seeker is a seller of self. The recruiter and the hiring manager, on the other hand, are the buyers. Buyers are obligated to perform due diligence before making commitment to sellers. Now, I’m sure that you the reader do not stretch the truth, exaggerate the facts, or even occasionally lie on …

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    10 Things Your LinkedIn Profile Should Reveal in 10 Seconds

    Some people call LinkedIn the Facebook of the working world. While the platform definitely draws comparisons, employers don’t search it to be updated on your latest party or to play Candy Crush. They want to learn more about you and your professional experience.

    Once an employer reaches your profile, they’ll want to know some things …

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    8 LinkedIn Updates to Make Yourself More Hirable

    When you’re on the job market, you can call on your LinkedIn connections — school affiliations, friends, friends of friends, former employers or coworkers — for assistance. Useful information is at your fingertips. Pity the poor job seekers of yesteryear who had to spend far more time for far less payoff.

    But when you’re looking …

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    How To Establish Your Personal Brand As A LinkedIn Influencer

    Building a personal brand comes through through increased visibility online and establishing yourself as a leader in your industry. One of the best ways to achieve this is to create compelling content that is shared on social media. LinkedIn is a top spot for professionals, and allows for your articles to get more traction.

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