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3 Things on Your LinkedIn Profile to Destroy

I've been reading a number of articles and posts recently about how to sharpen up your LinkedIn profile for your job search in the new year. Some of them have some of the same old advice we've all been aware of for a long time. There are some that haven't yet been addressed that, to me, are glaring inadequacies that someone needs to kill with fire, and I'm here to point a flamethrower at them. Won't you join me? 1. The Car Selfie. It's commonly accepted that LinkedIn profiles need a great photo to be strong tools in your job search portfolio. Indeed, recruiters are much more likely to look at a profile with a photo than one without, which lies in complete contrast to my typical advice on a r

Workflow Patience: Learn from My Fail

When you've decided to work for yourself, whether that's in a business or just doing some great volunteering or extracurriculars, you will suddenly find that you have to manage a lot of administrative aspects of things that you wouldn't have to in a typical company situation. For example, when you're employed by someone else, you usually have your workload managed for you, and when you have competing priorities, you (should) have a manager who you can talk through those priorities with and make sure you're focusing on the most important things in the right order. When you're on your own, that's up to you. It is then that you may find out that it's a taller order than you anticipated, simply

From Internet Comment to Phone Call

Internet comments are a funny thing. You can say just about anything you want, but at the end of the process, have you actually accomplished anything? It would be so much better if we could turn it into a conversation. Well, in one recent circumstance, I did. It was a comment in response to my blog post called "The Overt, Acceptable Sexism," and it turned into a phone call that in turns surprised me, taught me and moved me. It has been the most valuable conversation I've had so far this year, and I do hope you'll check it out and leave your comments below.

Three Tips to Make Your Language Skill Resume Ready

As a recruiter, there was little that would make me roll my eyes harder than when someone would place a language skill on their resume and not be able to back it up in the interview. I also hate when people think the answer to being good at a language is classroom learning. Sure, that's very helpful, but that only takes you so far - there is so much more that needs to be invested, and the investment comes from you, not a teacher. I've worked hard to keep my language skills fresh, and in the video below I give you my top three tips on how I did it. In fact, anyone can do it, and two of the three tips will cost you nothing at all. Enjoy!

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