Don’t Make These 5 Obvious Errors on LinkedIn

Recently, an old colleague reached out to me and asked me to connect with her on LinkedIn. We had worked together about 10 years ago. She quickly followed up with an e-mail explaining she had lost her job six months ago and hadn't landed a job yet She went on to explain she recently attended a networking event where the presenter shared tips for "standing out" on LinkedIn. She had just created her profile using tips from the session and wanted me critique it. I regretted opening it the moment I saw she had a picture of the Tuscan countryside as her photo. It only got worse from there. Okay, so the good news is in the last year a lot of advice has been posted for professionals on how to leverage the power of LinkedIn. The bad news is some of it is truly terrible. Personal branding on LinkedIn is just that: personal. Which means, while you have to be authentic and create a profile that truly reflects who you are as a professional, you also have to understand people are judging you on what they see in the first 10 seconds of viewing your profile. Join me this Wednesday for a FREE webinar called, "Don't Make These 5 Obvious Errors on LinkedIn." In it, I'll go over the little things that hurt your credibility on the world's #1 career networking site. Come learn what could be hurting your professional authority on LinkedIn. Honestly, in today's highly competitive workplace, can you afford not to? Sorry, this event already happened! Click here to watch the recording of this webinar. Photo credit: Shutterstock

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if your co-worker took credit for the work you did...right in front of your colleagues AND boss!

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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Fortunately, some companies have generous paternity leave policies that give new dads the ability to take time off of work to stay home with their child.

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During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O'Donnell, answer questions live from viewers related to their job search, career success, on the job situations and more.

We complied a simple list of what we find to be the most common questions our coaches get about resumes. We hope you find this helpful.

Let's start with the basics...

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Back in March, we made the hard decision to change our private Facebook group of over 37 THOUSAND members to a fee-based only platform.

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if a recruiter called you a day EARLY for your phone interview (and you were NOT PREPARED!)

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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