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If you are looking for a job, then you need to be on LinkedIn; so if you’re asking yourself If LinkedIn is necessary, understand that  LinkedIn IS necessary for professionals who are looking to find a new job, or more critically, who are unemployed. Not so long ago, in 2016, LinkedIn Influencer Lou Adler published […]

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Part of my process as a resume writer is to ask clients to send me 2-3 job postings that they are interested in applying for; reviewing them gives me a good idea of how to position the client’s value proposition for his or her target employer. That leads most people to ask me, “which are […]

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It’s the question that everyone dreads during a job interview: “what’s your biggest weakness?” The question allows some people to overshare, while others smugly note that they don’t have any. Is there such a thing as a good answer? is there a way to avoid putting your foot in your mouth and hobbling your shot […]

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You want to know – before you make a huge financial investment – is a college degree necessary to get a good job. I’m not going to repeat the gazillions of studies and statistics that prove that candidates without college degrees earn less than those who have them, nor will I bore you by repeating […]

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I still see people recommending functional resumes for those who have employment gaps, or whose job titles don’t convey the full extent of their competencies. This advice is always well-intentioned, but it’s just wrong because it impresses exactly nobody, nor does it obfuscate any unemployment gaps. There’s a much better strategy for tackling these issues […]

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Whether you’re new to LinkedIn, or have had your profile up for some time, you’ll want to incorporate these LinkedIn hacks into your profile. First of all, let’s make sure that you understand the fundamental necessity of LinkedIn for your career. Here’s an earlier post that explains why LinkedIn is essential to your job search […]

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College students: you’ve been misled; employers don’t care about the courses you’ve taken, or even,in most cases, your GPA. Saavy college students prepare to get hired by learning what employers are looking for, and it’s got nothing to do with what you’ve been concerned with throughout your life as a student. Students are understandably concerned […]

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It doesn’t matter what you think your resume should include; you need to be aware of what recruiters look for. Maybe you’ve shopped your resume around to your family and friends or campus career center for their opinions. But truthfully, the only opinions that really matter belong to the people reading your resume – your […]

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LinkedIn is the globally recognized site that employers and recruiters use to source candidates; it’s also the best foundation for building a network of connections willing to help one another. So – does it help or hinder job seekers to write some variation of “seeking new opportunities,” in their LinkedIn profile headline? No recruiter or […]

The post Why “Seeking New Opportunities” Doesn’t Belong in a LinkedIn Profile appeared first on Rising Star Resumes.

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You’re feeling good The interview went very well, and you’re confident that you made a positive impression. But unless you follow up after the interview – and follow up strategically – the good impression you made will be fleeting. Most people know that it is expected for you to follow up after the interview, so […]

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