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Current and Future Resume Trends

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post; the word "Resumé" is a North American term coined from the Latin and French words meaning “re-take” and “summary.” It is the word we’ve chosen to define the document which summarizes one’s education, profession and related experiences.   As the world migrates to a digital business community, resume writing has begun to lag behind, sticking to the more staid resume conventions featuring lengthy objective statements and overly flowery language that perhaps lacks real [...]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Adding Your Resume to LinkedIn

When developing your LinkedIn profile, a simple copy and paste of your resume just won’t cut it. Yes, a LinkedIn profile is an online version of your resume – the keyword is online. That means that you are targeting this profile for an online audience, and that is very different from targeting an offline audience. The attention span of an online reader is shorter than that of an offline reader. When it comes to LinkedIn, you are hoping to catch [...]

4 things you need to remove from your LinkedIn profile

We've broken down lists and lists of things you need to include on your LinkedIn profile, and how you can optimize and improve your LinkedIn profile - but many of you don't realize what you need to remove from your LinkedIn profile. Just like your resume, there are little details on your LinkedIn profile that you must pay attention to. In the case of your LinkedIn profile, it is even more important to pay attention to these details because your [...]

5 things you must do before upgrading your LinkedIn account

LinkedIn now has over 225 million users worldwide, and most of those professionals have chosen to stick with the free account. There have been rumblings that LinkedIn is limiting the visibility for users with free accounts, but does that mean you should upgrade to an Executive account and pay your monthly or annual fee? We think not. Many users are not using LinkedIn on a daily basis and haven’t even bothered to fully optimize their profiles – so an upgrade [...]

How to attract recruiters to your LinkedIn profile

Any recruiter will tell you that they are signed on to LinkedIn.com every single day. Why? Because recruiting has taken on the saying of “out with the old and in with the new”. When LinkedIn came onto the scene, the entire profession of recruiting instantly changed. Instead of using traditional methods to source candidates, they now have hundreds of thousands (and now millions) of candidates right at the tips of their fingers. Without having to leave their desks, they are [...]