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 …

Revamp Your Personal Brand For The New Year

IT AdvisorEngine Personal Branding

As we start the new year, we generally think of who we want to be and create goals to become that person. The goals might have to do with saving money, losing weight, eating better, or many other things. We want to achieve these goals, but following through with them at a consistent pace every day or every week to …

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

IT AdvisorEngine Job Search, Personal Branding

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…

IT AdvisorEngine Job Search, Personal Branding

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 …

What Makes a Personal Brand

The Formula for Your Personal Brand: Solving for Z

IT AdvisorEngine Job Search, Personal Branding

What do you think when you see an aol.com email address? If you’re like us, and you work in the digital space, that domain on a resume is enough to pass on giving you the interview. It says that you either don’t know or don’t care about digital trends and technology. And that’s a problem of personal branding. When People …

When Skills Aren’t Enough: Decoding Cultural Fit

IT AdvisorEngine Job Search, Personal Branding

At Kredible, we do a lot of research. In our newest survey, from July 2015, we asked hiring managers across the country how a candidate’s online presence affects the hiring process. Decision-makers told us that among their reasons for eliminating a candidate from consideration are:      The candidate did not have a compatible work style. (50% of respondents)      The candidate had …