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6) Perform an in-depth examination of your LinkedIn profile

| December 11, 2014

While attending a workshop on using Social Media (and specifically LinkedIn) in your job search/career exploration I stumbled over a new (actually I am not sure if it is new or if I just never noticed it before) feature of LinkedIn. It’s the ability to produce a PDF that contains all the information in your […]

3) Getting (and giving) Recommendations on LinkedIn

| December 5, 2014

Recommendations are like gold on LinkedIn – especially for those who may be transitioning from one field to another and/or are re-entering/entering the workforce after an absence (which could be due to being overseas, raising a family, caring for loved ones or moving from being a freelancer back into a more ‘conventional’ job) or education. […]

Career Advice – Part II

| February 6, 2013

Back to the article by Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn. The second ‘career advice’ tidbit he mentions is something he read in a book (remember those!?). I am on the same wavelength as Weiner here in that this is part of the reasons I listen to podcasts (and read books) by trendspotters and thinkers like […]

Career Advice – Oxymoron or priceless? Part I

| January 30, 2013

Speaking just for myself the only involvement I’ve ever had with career advice or career counseling is several decades ago when I was in highschool. In university I took some kind of ‘strengths’ testing but it really didn’t give me much guidance or reveal anything that I didn’t already know about myself. It seems to […]