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Career Tips, Insights and Career Advice by Paul Freiberger

Complementary Skills Matter in the Job Search

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Provide Extra Skills in your Resume to Impress No matter how great you are, you want to get better. Improving is key to a successful career. Learning new skills is an essential part of improvement. Want some proof? Ben Franklin was always learning and taught himself Italian, French and Latin ...

Come Together: Tips About LinkedIn Groups

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Profiles and connections are what most of us know best about LinkedIn. But there’s a third feature I recommend paying attention to: LinkedIn Groups. Groups are almost a parallel universe within LinkedIn. They can open doors completely outside the structure of first- and second-degree connections. There are regulars and ...

Hey, why is your LinkedIn profile looking all spiffy these days?

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LinkedIn, beyond the job search Some job search expert is telling you that you need to update and optimize your LinkedIn profile. (I am telling you this.) “But wait,” you say. “I have a job, and I’ve had the same half-baked LinkedIn profile since I joined the site. I ...

Best Practice in the Job Search: The Essence of Your Resume

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Writing with Power  Nothing says “I will get results” better than a history of getting results. The essence of your resume is not the responsibilities you had; the essence is what you achieved. Depart briefly from the standard format—a reverse chronology of experience followed by education—and open with ...

Describe Yourself in Your LinkedIn Profile for the Job You Want, Not the Jobs You Had

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Your LinkedIn profile is an essential job search tool to attract companies. You want your resume and your LinkedIn profile to tell a consistent story. However, while you can modify your resume for each job that you apply to, your LinkedIn profile remains constant.That’s why it is so ...

LinkedIn: Don’t Underestimate its Value to the Job Search

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Updating and improving your LinkedIn profile should be at the top of your career improvement resolution list. So should learning to use LinkedIns useful features. Let me explain.Do you want recruiters to find you? They will find you if you have a stand-out LinkedIn profile. Recruiters are spending millions ...

Time Management Tips to Help Manage Your Job Search

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Whether you’re looking for your first job or trying to find a new job, the process might be as consuming as a full-time job. In fact, if you’re currently unemployed, you could find yourself spending as much as 30 or more hours a week on job search-related activities ...

Strategies for Self-Assessment and Employer Analysis to Improve Your Job Search

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A job search is an exercise in analysis. You must analyze yourself and also the employer you hope will hire you. Ask not what the employer can do for you; ask what you can do for the employer. Keep that thought in mind throughout your job search, especially during interviews ...

Tips to Cook Up Your Recipe for Dramatic Career Change

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Guest post by Ashley LipmanCareer change is rarely simple. While the fantasy of what a new career entails can make the change seem awfully easy, the reality is often different, and how different fantasy and reality are depends on the person making the change and on the career option that ...

Career Benefits of Volunteering

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How Good Deeds Help Your Cause, Boost Your Skills and Add a Spark to Your LinkedIn Profile Volunteer work often involves skills and responsibilities that translate nicely to the workplace, but people tend to neglect those activities and say “it wasn’t a real job.” Volunteering as a Big Brother ...

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