How to Update Your LinkedIn Profile Based on What You’ve Done and Where You Want to Go

You know you’re supposed to keep your LinkedIn profile updated, but beyond tweaking your summary and adding new achievements and keywords, what’s there to change? Plenty—if you’re ready to tell an intentional, deliberate story about your value in a way that other candidates won’t. Or to put that more succinctly, if you want to get

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List of strengths and weaknesses: What to say in your interview

Carole Martin As a job candidate, if you’re asked the question “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” in an interview, it’s important to emphasize what you’re good at, and minimize—but be truthful about—what you’re not. Let’s say two candidates—we’ll call them Francine and William—have job interviews for a customer service manager position. As always, one of the interview

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Excelling in Your Career

1. I first heard Zig Ziglar say it when people challenged him on his “positive attitude” manifesto: “You can do anything with a positive attitude better than you can do it with a negative one.” Lea McLeod , Career Coach 2. Work hard and be nice to people. It’s a very simple motto I try

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Job References & Reference Checks

Your job references are important in confirming the skills, motivation and attitudes included in your resume and demonstrated during your interview. Ideally, your referee is someone you have reported to in a professional capacity. Choose a job reference who can confirm Your employment and responsibilities Your strengths and possible areas for development The type of

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Do You Really Want the Job?

A good bit of job interview advice is to obtain good information about whether what you have to offer them, and what the employer is seeking, actually match. In other words, does the position fundamentally involve using skills that you are good at and passionate about. An important point to remember is that many employers

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Job Skills List Relating to: PEOPLE

Teaching or explaining in detail to individuals Teaching or explaining in detail to groups Sharing or communicating well in speech with individuals Sharing or communicating well in speech with groups Giving advice to, encouraging or stimulating individuals Giving advice to, encouraging or stimulating groups Helping, assisting, serving, meeting the needs of individuals Helping, assisting, serving,

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Give your career wings

Growing your career can be especially difficult in these tough economic conditions, but just because it’s difficult doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Follow these easy steps and your career will soar in no time. Be goal-orientated Do you know where you’d like to be in two or five years from now? Set goals for yourself and

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What Is Career Development?

A good definition of career development is the proactive planning and implementation of action steps towards your career goals. Although this definition of career development is related to career planning, it’s a definition that can be applied to any area we want to succeed in. But what is career development likely to achieve in the

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