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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

Are You Using LinkedIn @Mentions Properly - Or At All?

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

LinkedIn mentions can be a little bit confusing, especially if you're trying to expand your own professional network. To use this functionality when posting on LinkedIn, simply type the @ symbol followed by the name of the person. LinkedIn will auto-populate the name of the person. 

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

4 Ways to Avoid LinkedIn Picture Disasters

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Whether you are creating a LinkedIn account to find a new job, building your brand, or want to maintain and create new professional relationships, it's important to get your profile picture right. It's usually the first thing people see when they find your post, and therefore the first impression that many people will make about you. So what makes a good--or bad--profile photo?

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

5 Surprising Things That Can Help Your LinkedIn Account

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 31, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Good for you! You've joined LinkedIn, the powerful professional network. And you've done your homework: Your profile is complete, your photo is professional, and you've completed your Summary. You've even received some recommendations. What could go wrong?

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Job Search Advice, LinkedIn Resources

LinkedIn Connections: Make it Personal!

Posted by Brian Spence on May 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

When you're writing an invitation to connect via LinkedIn, you may not think it's worth putting much thought into. After all, you don't personalize most of your other social media requests. Facebook? You click a button. Twitter? Your contact doesn't even have to approve of you "following" them. The same is true on Pinterest: you might follow people that you've never met before simply because they routinely post things that you're interested in seeing. 

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Does Your Social Media Photo Scream Career Potential or Disaster?

Posted by Brian Spence on May 8, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Savvy job-hunters know that your social media presence can impact your career opportunities. Sites like LinkedIn have taken the place of traditional recruitment strategies for HR departments around the country.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Job Search Advice, LinkedIn Resources

13 Reasons Why You Should Focus More on Your LinkedIn Profile

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 24, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Most of us are on LinkedIn, but are we really using it to its full potential? More than almost any social media portal in existence today, it is continuously implementing new changes to supoort our career goals, networking efforts, and ever-changing corporate environments.  You think you know, but do you?

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

5 Ways to Grow Your Influence Through LinkedIn

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 13, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Are you in Sales and wondering how you’re going to meet your next production goal?  Or, are you not in sales, but still want to contribute to your company's growth?   Whatever your role in an organization, finding new customers is a fundamental challenge for every business. If you’re looking to attract new business or service new clients, here are five ways to cultivate prospects through business focused social network.  

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, LinkedIn Resources

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