Archive | September, 2012

LinkedIn Tip: Skills & Expertise Endorsements

Been on LinkedIn today?  Notice anything different? In the latest of what seems to be an endless string of tweaks being made to the LinkedIn site, the latest functionality involves the ability to “endorse” the skills, qualifications, and expertise of the people with whom you’re connected.  To literally vote with your fingers and say: “Yes, […]

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Job Hunting is a Con Game

When it comes to competitive activities such as sports, winning doesn’t always come down to X’s, O’s, and the team on the field that appears most talented, on paper.  Take this past Sunday.  Almost every expert in the country thought the Dallas Cowboys were going to come in and dismantle the Seattle Seahawks.  But the […]

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The Seattle Freeze: Additional Perspectives

Earlier this summer, I attended a conference on social media where the speaker emphasized that any good blog these days needs to “make fart noises” every once in a while — and that a little controversy, here and there, was a great way to engage one’s readership. Unlike many bloggers, I’m not all that willing […]

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LinkedIn Tip: Tracking Your Competition’s Credentials

Are you seeking to maximize your job opportunities and keep your career in tip-top shape?  I’d likely assume so, if you’re reading a blog like this, and if that’s the case there’s one strategy that can be pretty useful to follow — even though most job hunters don’t generally think of it.  It involves constantly […]

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