How Changing My Profile Landed Me My Dream Job

How Changing My Profile Landed Me My Dream Job

When I first moved to NY 11 years ago I embarked (unknowingly) on a career in Recruiting. I was a temp with a staffing agency who eventually brought me in-house. And it turned out that even though I started out having no idea what it was, I loved Recruiting. I enjoyed the interaction with people, the conversations, the ability to truly help them to progress in their career or land their next gig.

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To Smile or Not to Smile (on my Profile Pic)

To Smile or Not to Smile (on my Profile Pic)

Long before I came to work for LinkedIn, I used to teach people about LinkedIn. And after years of 'research' I can report that the questions I get MOST often are about Profile Pictures!! And I've had many an interesting debate on whether or not someone should smile in their picture. I've heard every reason under the sun why someone believes they should NOT smile (although I do encourage additional debate in the comment section below- go for it, try something I haven't heard). But, I can honestly say I've never heard a compelling enough reason for me to change my belief system

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4 Ways to Calm Your Interview Nerves

4 Ways to Calm Your Interview Nerves

According to website traffic for job boards and career sites- December and January are the BUSIEST months for job seekers. As people end one year and plan for another, many find themselves wondering "what's next?"If you find yourself interviewing in the weeks and months to come, there are some key things you can do to calm your nerves and set yourself apart. 

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What Does Your Professional Brand Mean to You?

What Does Your Professional Brand Mean to You?

In the past couple of years there has been a lot of hype and 'buzz' around the idea of individuals creating their own professional brand. It seems in this day of media and marketing, where content is king,  and we are inundated with messages all day every day, that we all have to become professional marketers. If you're in sales- you need to know marketing. If you are in recruiting- you need to know marketing. Own your own business? Run a nonprofit? Marketing, marketing, marketing.

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