When was the last time you reviewed your LinkedIn summary? Do you even have one? A LinkedIn summary is one of the most valuable pieces of real estate when it comes to showcasing yourself and your abilities on LinkedIn. It’s the first impression for many recruiters, potential clients and other professionals.
Business Insider says that a killer LinkedIn summary has the following characteristics:
Yes, you want to align your message with your key goals and yes, LinkedIn is a professional platform. But remember that your entire LinkedIn profile is a marketing document, showcasing your professional strengths and talents. Don’t be afraid to add some engaging and conversational text to make your profile stand out.
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Smart phones have allowed us to take the job search on the go. Instead of job searching at home, people are doing so while standing in line at the grocery or while out eating lunch. Companies, like PepsiCo, have rolled out brand new mobile-friendly career sites that allow job hopefuls to apply to their jobs straight from their phone. If you’re not making your smart phone work for you during your job hunt, you may be missing out.
These mobile apps for your job search can help you stay on top of your hunt:
What does it take to make a smooth career transition?
1. Know your talents, skills and abilities.
Be able to state 5 top skills you excel at and give examples of yourself in the workplace excelling in these areas.
2. Know how to articulate your strengths.
3. Know yourself.
Write down the answer to the question, “tell me about yourself.” Have one or two different versions of your answer ready to go at any given time.
4. Be diligent when looking for a new job.
Send out 3-5 resumes a day to places that you actually want to work and that you actually qualify for in your career search.
5. Prepare for interviews.
Sounds so simple, however not always done.
6. Attitude Matters.
Can’t state this enough. Be positive, positive, positive.