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How to Write a Stand-Out LinkedIn Summary

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The standard three-paragraph format for writing a LinkedIn summary is 1. Describe what you do 2. Share a few attributes 3. Have a call to action (“I’m looking for a new role…” or “Feel free to connect with me…”). I encourage more personality in LinkedIn profiles. Especially because increasingly hiring managers and recruiters use LinkedIn […]

Lay of the Land – Hiring Insights

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I’m seeing some interesting trends through my clients’ experiences, and after being interviewed for a trade magazine article about the current hiring landscape, I’m curious to see if these insights resonate with you. (Note to self: Get better about posting links to my interviews) The candidate with the most experience doesn’t always get the job. […]

The Bad Job Search Advice I Almost Gave

The Bad Job Search Advice I Almost Gave

My husband’s last contract (technology consulting) ended in the fall. And since January, he’s been super-focused on his job search.  And if you’ve been in a job search recently, you know that it’s a balance between applying for jobs (if you don’t buy a ticket, you can’t win the lottery) and focusing your search effectively. […]

The Best Job Interview Answer for “Why This Job?”

Job Interview Question - Why This Job

“Why THIS job?” This will be one of the most important questions you’ll be asked during a job interview. That’s right. One of the most important. Why? Because your answer gives the employer a lot of information: How well you’ve researched their needs, how much you know about their organization and how they work, if […]

4 Job Interview Realities You Need to Know

4 Job Interview Realities You Need to Know

With the job market improving, more and more clients are interviewing. Woo-hoo, right? Sure. But the number of head-scratching, often confusing interview experiences my clients are experiencing has increased too. Here are some examples: There was the client who faced open hostility from the hiring manager who asked two questions during the 30 minute interview. […]

How Can You Guarantee That You Get An Interview

How Can You Guarantee That You Get A Job Interview?

In the third of a 3-part series about what I, as a Career Coach, get asked all the time, this blog post features the question: “How Can You Guarantee That You Get An Interview?” Included in this post are 4 reasons networking is essential in your job search. (Link to the 1st part of the series) (Link to the […]

How long will my job search take?

How long will my job search take

In the second of a 3-part series about what I, as a Career Coach, get asked all the time, this blog post features the question: “How long will my job search take?”  (Link to the 1st part of the series) (Link to the 3rd part of the series) When I get asked by my clients how […]