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LinkedIn or Facebook - Which is Better for Career Advancement?

Posted by Brian Spence on May 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Linkedin and Facebook are two of the most popular and widely-used social platforms used today. You will often see posts shared between the two, and it is easy to press a button to have your thoughts, photos, experiences and opinions displayed simultaneously across these and other social media sites.

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Staying Fresh and Current on LinkedIn

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

LinkedIn can be a great job search tool. In fact, the professional social network is far more than just your online resume. Dynamic job and candidate search options mean that if you get your profile just right so that industry experts, potential networkers, and recruiters in your field of choice will find you.

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Career Advice: Helping Yourself by Helping Others

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Recently, Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, offered career advice for anyone hoping to be a great leader. Weiner, who is the highest rated CEO on Glassdoor for 2017, said "Inspire, empower, listen & appreciate. Practicing any one of these can improve employee engagement; mastering all four can change the game." Weiner's focus is on developing these qualities as a leader, whether as a CEO, manager, or other leader in a company. These qualities, though, can and should be developed by anyone wanting to progress in their career.

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Four Tips for Creating a Stellar LinkedIn Summary

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Whether you are looking to get a new job or to simply connect with others in your field, creating a stellar LinkedIn summary is important. If you are unsure where to start with your LinkedIn summary, consider some of the advise offered earlier this year in a Forbes article.

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Topics: LinkedIn Resources

LinkedIn Offers New Tool to Build Mentoring Relationships

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Mentoring relationships are important for the mentor as well as the mentee. Unfortunately, finding and building the right connection can often take time. If you are looking to build a mentoring relationship, whether as a mentor or as a mentee, you have several options.

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Leveraging LinkedIn: The Pros & Cons of Connecting With Strangers

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

With roughly 500 million users as of April 2017, employment-oriented networking site LinkedIn is a great resource for job seekers, recruiters, and salespeople. However, making connections gets complicated. Turn someone away and you might miss out on a great new business opportunity. Accept every request that comes your way and legitimate companies might not take you seriously.

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

LinkedIn and the Power of "the Face"

Posted by Brian Spence on May 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

LinkedIn has long been the go-to spot for making and bolstering business connections. However, there was once a time when "face-time" was something more personal than a video chat program (spelled "Facetime", no hyphen). It meant actually meeting your contact in person and talking to one another in real life. Crazy, huh?

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Make Your LinkedIn Profile Pop With Special Characters

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Whether you're looking for a new job or are hoping to expand your professional network, a LinkedIn profile can be a helpful tool. But due to the standard layout and look of these accounts, it can be hard to make your profile stand out. As a place where many people might get their first impression of you, some extra effort on your part is necessary to make your profile look good.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice, LinkedIn Resources

You're On LinkedIn, But Can You Be Found When it Matters?

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

LinkedIn continues to grow in its importance for job seekers and people interested in maintaining professional business relationships. However, since LinkedIn is so massive - and growing more each day - what can you do to make sure that you are at the top of the list of people searching for your skills or expertise? 

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Seriously! This is the Best Visual Linkedin Cheat Sheet You Will Find

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 2, 2016 8:00:00 AM

In today's virtual world, there is little more important than setting yourself apart from the crowd in your professional life. Whether passively seeking a new job opportunity, expanding your network, or developing business leads, LinkedIn is the "must use" solution for personal and business branding. Whatever the end goal, creating a profile on this powerful tool is not enough. You need to master the art of "being found" and we can help.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice, Infographic, LinkedIn Resources

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