When you are writing a resume, it is important to know how employers will review it. That way, you can make sure your resume will be noticed out of the hundreds they receive.

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While it's not so difficult to add a connection on LinkedIn when you already know the person, approaching someone you don't know, like a hiring manager, recruiter, the head of the department you want to work for, or a contact that can help get you through to the decision maker is a different story.

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Being on LinkedIn is a must today. Not only can you find recent and relevant job openings, but it also opens up the opportunity for employers and recruiters to find you, for you to do research on the company and specific individuals within the organization, and for you to build your professional network.

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Ever wonder what having LinkedIn skills endorsements say about you to employers?

Endorsements are supposed to help your profile. Yet, in some instances, it may be hurting your efforts to come off as that “perfect" candidate for the job.

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Your cover letter and resume have made a positive impression on a potential employer, and they've called you in for an interview. Now, you need to ensure the employer stays impressed with you and your potential in their organization.

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If you're submitting your resume through a job board or company website, there's a good chance your resume is being run through the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), the software many of today's employers use to read and rank resumes that come in.

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The cover letter may be a second thought to many job seekers because there's the feeling that employers aren't going to read it. But the truth is you never know if it'll get read or not.

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Your resume is the most important document to advance your career. And given employers will only scan it for about 7-10 seconds, you need to make sure you scream, “Here's what I can do for you!"

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