LinkedIn’s Open Candidate Feature May Help a Job Find You

Learn How (and Whether) to Activate the Feature LinkedIn recently announced a new Open Candidate feature to make it easier for working job hunters to hide their search from their employer and to signal to other corporate recruiters that they are [...]

The Job Hunter’s Emergency Guide to LinkedIn, Part 2

Premium accounts, Profile Photos, Passwords and Dating Advice Should I Pay for a Premium LinkedIn Account? Sooner or later, LinkedIn will ask you whether you want to subscribe to any of their premium accounts or try one for 30 days. [...]

The Job Hunter’s Emergency Guide to LinkedIn, Part 1

Oops, I Need a Job. Soon. What Do I Do? Maybe you just had that extremely awkward conversation with your boss about why they’re letting you go. Or you quit. Possibly you just graduated, or you’re getting back into the [...]

The Modern (Older) Job Hunter

A Splash Landing into the Job Market, Part 1 of The Modern (Older) Job Hunter Let’s start with a Future Fable. The astronaut remembered the day he splashed-down on earth after a 25-year mission to the stars. (How could he [...]

Red Beans, Rice and Your Job Hunt

Why Job Hunting and Cooking Red Beans and Rice are Alike Although I grew up in New Jersey and trained in the midwest, I lived and worked in Louisiana for 25 years. It took a while, but I finally realized [...]

The Job Hunter’s Guide to LinkedIn Recruiter

What a Web We Weave – LinkedIn Recruiters and Job Hunters For job hunters, one of the great mysteries of LinkedIn is how to be found by corporate recruiters. You may have heard about LinkedIn Recruiter upgrades and the mysterious [...]

Surviving LinkedIn Change, Confusion and Chaos

Coping with LinkedIn’s Culture of Change without Angst Even by LinkedIn’s standards, the social network is going through a great deal of change lately. It is most visible today in major changes to LinkedIn’s messaging, the upcoming re-invention of Groups, [...]

Armor Plate Your Job Résumé

How to Toughen Your Résumé for a Specific Job Application You just found that perfect job opening in your target company. Hallelujah! Which of these do you do next? 1. Send in your résumé ASAP. 2. Start studying the job [...]

8 Reasons Why You Should Never Customize Your Résumé

A few days ago, while Googling résumé articles, I ran across a blog post by somebody who genuinely had no clue about why anybody would personalize a résumé for a job application. She was no raving lunatic. She wrote logically – [...]

Managing Your LinkedIn Endorsements

Making Your Endorsements Work for You Endorsements have been fairly quiet over the past half year, resting a bit while LinkedIn was changing everything around them. But today, you can edit and control the look of your endorsements right in [...]

Easy Blogging Tools for Minimalist Bloggers – Part 2

Today: Looking at Posthaven, Postagon, Silvrback and Ghost In our previous post, we discussed four new, easy-to-use blogging platforms: Svbtle, Medium, Postach.io and Sett. Today, we look at four more new blogging tools. Posthaven Posthaven recently grew out of the [...]

Thinking About Blogging? We Have Questions for You!

Questions to ask before selecting a blogging platform. Today there are a surprising number of blogging tools with a wide variety of features. Before you go shopping for them, it helps if you have a clearer idea of what you [...]