If you see a job opening you're interested in on LinkedIn, it can be tempting to hit the "Apply Now" button. That's the approach most job seekers take.

However, the problem with this approach is you end up in the wait-and-see mode with absolutely no clue as to whether you'll get a response back or not. To avoid being buried in the mix of hundreds of other applicants, there's a more effective approach you can take.

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As the weekend winds down, many professionals start to tense up just thinking about what awaits them at work on Monday morning. For some, it's a shadow that looms over their Sunday afternoons.

It doesn't have to be this way! Monday is just another day in the week.

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Clearly, you want to demonstrate you have the experiences and skills for the job. But what is it that makes one candidate more favorable than the other when they both equally have the same type of experience and skills?

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Networking is an essential part of the job search process. But, networking is changing!

Prior to COVID-19, remote networking opportunities were an option. Now, these opportunities are fairly routine.

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LinkedIn has made it very easy to upload your resume as a PDF to make it part of your LinkedIn profile.

While it's tempting to do this rather than build a full profile from scratch, you should avoid it.

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Have you written on your resume that you have a strong work ethic?

Don't! A strong work ethic isn't something that you write about on a resume or cover letter. Instead, it's something that you prove on a daily basis, and building a strong work ethic may be trickier than you think.

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How often have you said, “If I only had more time," or, “I wish there were more hours in the day?" We say that often implying that, if we had more time, we would get the rest we need or slow down to a more normal pace.

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