You’ve written a killer summary, weaved in tons of keywords, and crafted accomplishment statements that make you shine brighter than your granny’s Sunday silver. After you’ve spent hours putting together a new resume, it’s easy to think, “This is it! I’m holding the ticket to my next job.” Don’t go there. Not for one minute.
Ah, LinkedIn. When you’re new to the networking game, LinkedIn might look like the starched white shirt of social media platforms —a whole lot of “blah,” zero fun, resume website. The reality: LinkedIn can be the casual Friday happy hour piece of your career strategy; the place where you connect with people who can help
You rocked the interview. You hoop-jumped, donned a shiny smile and gave thoughtful, articulate answers. And then this sailed into your inbox: "Thank you for your interest, but..." Sigh and ugh. That’s a BIG butt (ha)! At this point your impulse will probably be to click "Delete" and move on in your job search. You'd be doing yourself
Get it? Beeing? Okay, sorry about that one. You might think of most people as acting a bit braggy. You’re dead wrong. I spend the better part of my days inviting people to dish about the cool things they’ve accomplished. It’s like pulling teeth using salad tongues :/ As a culture we’re taught to value noble qualities. That