Things Career Related | A Practical Look at the Job Search
Bob McIntosh, CPRW, is a career trainer who leads more than 17 job search workshops at an urban career center, as well as critiques LinkedIn profiles and conducts mock interviews. Bob’s greatest pleasure is helping people find rewarding careers in a competitive job market. Through this blog he helps people to find rewarding careers.
When a profile is well written, I focus on their overall LinkedIn campaign as revealed by their profile. Because when it comes down to it, their success hinges on more than just the content in their major sections.
I hypothesis that people who get too personal on LinkedIn, aren't on Facebook or haven't embraced its purpose. If you are one of these people, I ask you to visualize this overstated analogy: being on LinkedIn is akin to attending a professional networking event; whereas being on Facebook is similar to going to a party.
When reviewing a client’s LinkedIn profile, I look at the typical sections: Summary, Experience, Educations, Skills, Volunteer, etc. I also look at one section of their profile that is very telling. Can you guess? To kill the suspense, I’ll tell you. I look at their Articles & Activity section. I can tell from looking at […]
In part one of this article, we looked at the plight of the long-term unemployed (LTU). Part two will look at five solutions for the LTU for finding work. Find a support system Isolation is a symptom of long-term unemployment which is hard to overcome. One of the people who contributed to this article, Doug, […]
A special category of unemployment identifies people who've been out of work for 27 weeks or more. They're referred to as long-term unemployed (LTU). The LTU experience the aforementioned symptoms at a more heightened level.
Once a staple, the résumé summary statement may be on its way out — or perhaps it’s already dead. There are two camps; one that believes the summary is alive and kicking, another that feels the summary has run its time. I’ve read many résumés that contain summary statements which are full of fluff and, […]