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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 In fact, according to a report, 45.4% of people have outdated information on their LinkedIn profiles.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 Establish a Relationship with your Target Audience

Professional networking is a key part of your job search. While it is easy to reach out to people and convey your requests, maintaining relationships with them can be challenging, time-consuming, and effort-intensive. In this article, we will guide you on what...

How to Add Value Through Networking

Networking can be a great job search tool, as it can lead to referrals, which are the best way to get into a business. However, make sure to help your target audience to thank them for their effort too. If you think you don’t have the resources to help someone, think...

How to Create a Perfect Networking Pitch

Imagine you enter an electronics store looking to buy a laptop. You go to the counter and let them know what you are looking for. A salesperson approaches you and starts introducing you to different options, assisting you in making a choice. They inform you of all the...

How to Identify Your Networking Target Audience

As a job seeker, professional networking has the potential to change your job search game. While a major part of your success depends on planning and actions, a part of it is also determined by the people you choose to network with. The type of audience can make a...

What to Discuss in a Professional Networking Meeting

About 60% of professionals worldwide believe that online interactions with their network can lead to possible job opportunities. However, many do not take the first step due to hesitation and anxiety about interacting with new people. A possible solution to tackle...

How to Network Professionally to Land Your Dream Role

Professional networking is all about expanding your network, boosting your job search, and accessing the hidden job market. Social media and word-of-mouth is a great source of information for many job seekers. According to a survey by JobVite, About 50% of job seekers...

Global Professional Networking Trends 2021

Research shows about 80% of jobs are filled through networking. However, according to LinkedIn’s Executive Chairman, Jeff Weiner, there is a ‘networking gap’. He defined the networking gap as the advantage that some people have over others in accessing opportunities...

Key Networking Opportunities for Candidates

According to research, 79% of professionals believe networking is great for career advancement. However, while networking is crucial, what really matters to reap its benefits is the kind of people you network with. In this article, we share key networking...

All the LinkedIn networking best practices you need as a candidate

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Building a Resume in MS-Word

Many candidates choose to go for online resume templates when making applications. While these are easy to find and time-efficient, not all of these are optimized for Applicant Tracking Systems. Another drawback with these online templates is that they are common...

What Does a Visual Resume Look Like

An ATS-optimized resume helps you clear the pre-screening performed by Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) when you make an online application. However, it has limitations and must be done the ‘must be done in the most effective manner’. Visual resumes, on the other...

Different Resume Templates by Industry

Does a template really make a difference to your resume? The answer would be a definitive yes! The enhanced recruiting automation rate has led employers to use software like Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to pre-screen candidates. However, the results of this...

How Long Should a Resume Be

The ideal length of a resume has always been a topic of debate. Most professionals believe that a one-page resume is ideal, but recruiters are open to two-page resumes as long as they are relevant. This dismisses the common myth of “always going for a one-page resume...

Best Resume Format 2021

Recruiters around the globe rank poor resume formatting high on lists of common resume mistakes. Careless or inappropriate formatting creates a negative first impression and may also prevent you from qualifying for the next round. Conversely, a well-formatted resume...

How to Structure Your Resume

Does it take more than great content to create an interview-winning resume? The answer would be a definitive yes, as a clean and coherent structure is equally important to develop a  well-written resume. An unstructured resume is likely to create a bad first...

Tips & tricks for offline networking

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Differences between Offline and Online Networking

Professional networking has proved to be a valuable resource in a job search. While offline networking took a backseat during the pandemic, online networking gained momentum. However, both have their own characteristics and benefits. With everything going back to...

Optimizing Offline Networking in Your Job Search

There is hardly any doubt that professional networking has paved the way to success for many professionals. However, most candidates focus on developing relationships and building their networks only online. Due to the pandemic, while online networking is the most...

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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