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Optimizing LinkedIn Endorsements & Recommendations in Job Search

LinkedIn Endorsements What are Endorsements? About 80% of employers accept cross-checking references. Now, what do you think might be the reason for this? To get to know you better and ensure that everything written in your resume and spoken in your interview is...

How to Update Your Skills on LinkedIn

In many cases, recruiters and headhunters use the LinkedIn Recruiters feature to identify and vet talent. It is an advanced search option that provides AI-based recommendations based on your profile. This is where LinkedIn SEO plays a role. Adding the right keywords...

LinkedIn Profile Mistakes to Avoid

Linkedin has changed the face of recruitment for many companies. It has made hiring more efficient and quick. In fact, new employees sourced through LinkedIn are 40% less likely to leave the company in the first 6 months. Additionally, LinkedIn hires are 2x more...

How to Add a Best-Practice LinkedIn Profile Photo

Did you know that LinkedIn profiles with photos receive up to 21 times more views, 36 times more messages, and 9 times more connection requests? Hence, uploading a picture to accompany your LinkedIn profile is critical. However, not just any picture will do. According...

How to Optimize your LinkedIn Headline

Your LinkedIn headline should be a call to action for recruiters. This section gives you a unique opportunity to highlight what you bring to the table within 220 characters. Keep in mind that recruiters and hiring managers don’t always have the time to delve into your...

How to Create the Experience Section of Your LinkedIn Profile

Updating a LinkedIn profile can be draining, overwhelming, and confusing. As a result, many users don’t update their profiles. In fact, according to a report, 45.4% of people have outdated information on their LinkedIn profiles. This is a red flag because irrelevant...

How to Write an Effective LinkedIn Summary

Your LinkedIn summary section can make or break your job search. This is because this section is considered the gateway to valuable professional networks and a key to building an online first impression. As a matter of fact, a study showed that you only have an...

LinkedIn Trends 2021

“LinkedIn is in a very special place right now that only comes around every so often. It has become so popular as a platform, but the amount of supply of content to meet the demand is so low that your post… can easily over-index relative to your follower count…” says...

Everything you need to know to master professional networking

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How to Explain Employment Gaps in Cover Letter

An employment gap is considered to be one of the red flags during a job search. Irrespective of your reason for having a gap being valid, some employers may feel a bit hesitant about considering you for the position if they see unexplained, long-term breaks in your...

How to Write a Relocation Cover Letter

Are you planning to relocate to a new city to chase your dream job? Or are you open to moving to a different region if the right opportunity arises? Whatever your reason for relocation is, securing a job overseas is undeniably a huge challenge. One typical issue...

Cover Letter Tips for Project Management Professionals

Projects can make or break a company. If they are not adequately managed through the proper project management framework, they can impact the organization adversely. Hence, employers seek the right project manager to keep their projects on track. To be considered for...

How to Address a Cover Letter

Did you know that personalization is the cardinal rule of cover letters? From beginning to end, it should be individually tailored and personalized for each of your target jobs. And yes, this includes your cover letter address. However, can an address on a cover...

How to End a Cover Letter

A compelling cover letter is typically composed of up to five paragraphs, including the introduction, candidate-related information, employer-related information, and the closing. The first paragraphs are the meat of your cover letter.  However, you shouldn’t ignore...

How to Start a Cover Letter

A cover letter can be a great tool to help you make a positive first impression during your job search. A proper greeting and engaging opening is the best way to grab the hiring manager’s attention right away. However, figuring out how to get started or formulating...

How Long Should a Cover Letter Be

Outshining the competition during a job application with a resume alone can be challenging. That is why a cover letter is a crucial tool to accompany your resume during this process. Although submitting one is not always a requirement, it allows you to provide further...

Cover Letter Tips for Operations Management Jobs

Operations management is critical to any business. For a company to run efficiently and profitably, all processes must be planned, controlled, and supervised strategically. Therefore, hiring managers look for a professional who can see the big picture, determine...

All the LinkedIn networking best practices you need as a candidate

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LinkedIn Networking Trends 2021

3 people are hired every minute on LinkedIn. Over the years, LinkedIn has positioned itself as the biggest networking platform. Thus, the first thought that usually comes to mind when you hear networking is LinkedIn. In this article, we will discuss some effective...

How to Create Engaging Content on LinkedIn

The need to remain connected, entertained, and informed during the pandemic resulted in a massive increase in the use of social media. Linkedin turned out to be one such platform that experienced a surge in its activities. In the last 12 months, more than a billion...

Templates to accelerate your networking success

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Templates to Request a Networking Meeting

In our previous article on networking outreach templates, we spoke about some effective ways to reach out to your target audience. But once you’ve established a connection with them, what’s next? You need to approach them to speak with you one-to-one over a call. This...

Professional Networking Outreach Templates

In our other articles on professional networking, we have explored the best practice of networking and how you can optimize your LinkedIn profile to strengthen your networking strategy. In this article, we will take you a step closer to an efficient networking...

The best networking tools to accelerate your job search

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CRM Tools to Manage your Network

A Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system allows businesses to organize and manage relationships with their customers/prospects. It develops a database of customer activities, keeping track of leads. A personal CRM is an adaptation of this system to help...

Best Apps for Professional Networking

Networking with professionals to develop relationships is quite a task. You need to focus on multiple aspects such as finding the right people, reaching out in the most efficient manner, putting efforts into knowing them, helping them know you, setting up meetings,...

Tools to Uplift Your Networking Practices

About 35% of professionals from a study said that casual conversations on LinkedIn led to new opportunities. Despite this, professional networking is an undervalued and underutilized asset for a job search. In our other articles, we have explained the benefits of...

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