How to Connect on LinkedIn

How to Correctly Connect on LinkedIn

IT AdvisorEngine Job Search, Personal Branding

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 percent of all jobs are found through networking. The people in your network are very influential when it comes to getting ahead in your career.  One of the big benefits of your network is that each person also has their own unique network, forming a web of connections.  Each person in …

Don’t Connect Like This On LinkedIn

IT AdvisorEngine Job Search, Personal Branding

It happened again this week…and last week…and the week before that: I received a LinkedIn invite from someone I didn’t know.  This is NOT a problem in and of itself.  But, and this is a big one, the invite didn’t have a note or any context about why I should accept the invite and what the purpose is.  This happens …

Follow up Email Templates for Interviews and Career Fairs

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Do you follow up after meeting employers at career fairs or interviews? If, so, have you thought about the best way to follow up? To leave the best impression, you should follow up in a positive way soon after the meeting. I’m giving you two templates of how to follow up as well as sample emails using those templates. Here’s …

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The Perfect Networking Follow Up Email

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When you’re in the job search, you’re going to start meeting influential people in person for job interviews, informational interviews, and networking. You need to impress these people and stand out in order to keep moving along in the hiring process, get referrals, and go into the interview with momentum. If you don’t impress these people, then you wasted both …

How do you want people to talk about you?

How Do You Want People to Describe You?

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I attended the funeral of a close friend last week and, as those things often do, it caused me to reflect. I thought about the question, “How do you want people to describe you?” There have been many articles written about what you want on your tombstone, what kind of life you want to lead, etc. My favorite, from my …

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3 Steps to Revamping Your Personal Brand

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Last week, I wrote an article about the benefits of a polished personal brand. If you haven’t read it yet, click here to read it. It’s a quick, easy read. This week I’m sharing 3 keys to get started revamping your personal brand. A lot of people overthink their personal brand and get lost deep in the details. The goal …

How Hiring Decision-Makers Vet You Online — Before and After the Interview

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By understanding how you’re being evaluated when applying for a job, you’ll be able to gain an advantage on other applicants and have a much better chance at getting the job. Hiring decision-makers follow what we call the digital consideration path. Throughout the process of finding candidates, vetting candidates, and interviewing candidates in person, they look up candidates online at …

Personal Branding with Abraham Lincoln

If Abraham Lincoln Had a LinkedIn Profile…

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The summary and headline fields on LinkedIn have stumped more than a few of us. It can be hard to talk about yourself. So let’s talk about someone else instead. Like … Abraham Lincoln. If I didn’t know who Lincoln was, what, as a hiring manager, would I want to know? The Bullet Points When defining your professional career, sometimes …

Personal Branding to Help Get a Job

The Old Job Hunt is Dead! Long Live the New Job Hunt!

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Whether you know it or not, you’re always in the job market. That’s because the idea of job security is fading. There used to be companies that hadn’t had a layoff in decades. Now try to name three. With small companies, there’s always been more of a risk, especially in a dicey economy. Some people are leaving the traditional workforce …