Personal Brand (Step Two)

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Need a Job? Make Sure You’re Networking the Right Way

You’ve heard the theory: the more people you ask about job openings, the more likely it is that you’ll eventually stumble into an open position. So you reach out to everyone you know and get referred beyond this circle. But this kind of networking won’t get you much job search traction. Your outreach should be more carefully crafted and executed.

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New Year, New Dreams, New Opportunities

Did you know the period immediately following New Year’s Day is typically the busiest hiring time of the calendar year?

That’s because many companies are scrambling to fill jobs budgeted from the previous year, and because as new budgets take effect, companies are gearing up to hire.

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Tips to Refine Your Professional Brand: Online Edition

Whether you’re seeking an entry-level position, looking to make a mid-life career change, or want to go from VP to the C-suite, your professional brand will come into play during a hiring or promotion decision.

In today’s fast-paced digital world, your online reputation must match what you present in your resume and at interviews. If a hiring manager notices discrepancies and questions content online, you’ll likely be removed from the short list.

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18 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile in 2018

Your LinkedIn profile is an important tool in your job-seeker toolbox, plus it will help you develop your professional brand and boost your networking potential. However, a great profile must be created and maintained. Make it your goal in 2018 to improve your profile and footprint on LinkedIn. Here are 18 effective ways how: 1….

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Expert Job Search Advice for Introverts

Shy. Awkward. Dislikes people. Indifferent. Being an introvert comes with a lot of negative connotations.   Introversion is commonly misunderstood, particularly by those who are not introverts. Extroverts are energized by being busy with high-intensity activities. They thrive having a full professional and social calendar. For introverts, these situations drain energy, rather than fuel it….

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How Job Hunters Can Show They’re a Fit

Say you’ve done everything right, followed GetFive’s job search method, and landed an interview for the perfect job. Even when everything seems right on paper, a hiring manager’s decision often comes down to something elusive called “fit.” What is this “fit,” and how can it help you connect with your future employers on that intangible…

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7 Simple Steps to an All-Star LinkedIn Profile

Do you have a LinkedIn profile simply because you’re “supposed” to have one? If so, you could be missing out on your next big career opportunity. A minimal profile with lackluster information is only slightly better than having no profile at all. Instead, you can give yourself an edge by fully filling out information and…