Understanding Your LinkedIn Dashboard

Understanding Your LinkedIn Dashboard

General Job Search Advice
LinkedIn is consistently rolling out new features and constantly updating. Many professionals only check their LinkedIn sporadically, so staying up to speed on all the updates can be tough. It's entirely possible LinkedIn looks very different between uses with new features and layouts. The LinkedIn dashboard has been around for some time, but it has continually changed. To find the LinkedIn dashboard, navigate to your own profile, and you will find it beneath your title, headline, and description. Today we'll be looking at the analytics the LinkedIn dashboard provides, and how you improve those numbers. (more…)
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Link Roundup: The 2017 Job Market at a Glance

Link Roundup: The 2017 Job Market at a Glance

General Job Search Advice
The modern job market looks very different from that of only a few years ago. What people are looking for, and how they're preparing is much different. Social media giants like Facebook and LinkedIn are stepping up their job search capabilities, making it ever important to have updated profiles. In today's blog we'll share articles that cover how to update your digital presence, and what to expect from the job market. This Year in Job Search: A Look at Trends Around the World in 2017 This blog from Indeed utilizes the site's vast amount of data to see what is going on right now in the online job market. Indeed has compiled a list of search terms with the highest growth rate on their site. This is a great way…
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Here’s Why You Should Google Yourself Before Starting Your Job Search

Here’s Why You Should Google Yourself Before Starting Your Job Search

General Job Search Advice
Getting ready to conduct a new job search? There's another type of search you may want to do first! Google is the most powerful search engine in the world, so it's no surprise how powerful it is. Companies are rethinking how they evaluate candidates, and are now utilizing social media in addition to more traditional background checks. Furthermore, hiring managers are discovering just how much a quick Google search can uncover. It's important for you to do that search first, and find out what information about you is available online.  (more…)
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Link Roundup: Preparing For a Job Interview

Link Roundup: Preparing For a Job Interview

General Job Search Advice
After being on the job market for a while, finally landing an interview can be an amazing feeling. However, if you don't take the right steps to prepare, it could fall through. With today's job market, you have to do more than just ponder how you will answer questions. In this Link Roundup, we've gathered the best advice from this week about how you can prepare to ace the job interview. Furthermore we've also included a few updates on the state of the job market, and some other career advice. Check out the links below. (more…)
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Here’s Why Hiring Managers Will Look At  Your Social Media

Here’s Why Hiring Managers Will Look At Your Social Media

General Job Search Advice
If you're going to job search in today's digital age, you have to make sure you social media is professional. Employers no longer just check into your background, they also research your social media accounts. With this in mind, it's best to take a look at them yourself and determine if they are professional enough. However, you may still be wondering why your social media matters to a hiring manager. In today's blog, we'll explore why, and  what you should do about it.  (more…)
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Link Roundup 6/22/17: Why Job Seekers Can’t Ignore Social Media

Link Roundup 6/22/17: Why Job Seekers Can’t Ignore Social Media

Link Roundups
As a job seeker, it goes without saying that you should update your resume and cover letter. However, it's not as obvious that you should update your social media accounts. It's a crucial part of a modern job search, and it's important not to leave it out. We have some great links this week with a variety of topics, and some specifically that focus on the importance of social media.  (more…)
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6 Overlooked Job Search Steps for Graduates

6 Overlooked Job Search Steps for Graduates

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Congratulations, you did it! Graduating from college is no small task, and you should certainly be proud. Now, you and all of your fellow graduates should start thinking about employment. Finding a job after graduation is no small task. There are many things to take into consideration, and usually the 'first movers' are the ones who are gainfully employed shortly after graduation. Waiting too long to start looking could hurt your job search. Thankfully, there is a wide variety of advice out there for recent graduates looking for a job. However, some crucial steps often get overlooked, despite their importance. Today, our blog focuses on a few steps you shouldn't overlook in your job search. (more…)
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How to Uncover Company Culture

How to Uncover Company Culture

General Job Search Advice
When you decide to look for a new job, you're hoping for a few things. You hope the salary is in the range you want, and the work is rewarding. You also hope that your coworkers are easy to work with. Lastly, you hope the culture at the company is a good fit for you. The first three is are usually easy to find out. During the hiring process you will find out the pay, and likely meet some potential coworkers. Also, when you read the job description, it gives a pretty good idea of what your day will look like. Company culture, on the other hand, can be a challenge to discern. In today's blog we'll provide you with some techniques to get a feel for company culture before starting…
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Appropriate Behavior on LinkedIn

Appropriate Behavior on LinkedIn

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
LinkedIn is an incredibly powerful networking tool. However, since it falls under the category of 'social network', many people group it in with Facebook and Twitter. If you're going to be using LinkedIn, you shouldn't buy into that way of thinking. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are all personal networking sites, whereas LinkedIn is a professional networking tool. It's a great way to build your professional network, and represent your career experience and accomplishments. Since this social network is inherently different than most social networks, there are different expectations for behavior. Today we'll be explaining the appropriate way to act, what makes the site unique. (more…)
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