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Why I Don’t Recommend the LinkedIn “Open to Work” Feature

By Noelle | May 11, 2021

LinkedIn is always launching new features to assist professionals in the job search. LinkedIn’s newest feature is the “Open to Work” green profile picture frame that you’ve been seeing all over the platform. Most job searchers are wondering if this new green callout will help or hurt their chances of landing a job. In this …


The Top Job Search Profile Settings on Linkedin – MUST DO in 2021

By Noelle | March 16, 2020

LinkedIn is a powerful tool for job seekers when used correctly. LinkedIn is continually updating its settings and functions to be super user-friendly and effective. If you are in the job search and hoping to benefit from LinkedIn, make these profile adjustments asap! In this post and video tutorial we will show you how to edit …

How to Find High-Value Networking Contacts on LinkedIn

By Noelle | March 10, 2020

The online job search has an extremely low success rate. So how do you get into your dream company without applying online? A networking-based approach is the solution for uncovering unadvertised jobs and getting a foot in the door. Once you have a foot in the door you can sell yourself to the hiring manager …


Is Linkedin Premium Worth It?

By Noelle | June 3, 2019

Linkedin is an invaluable resource for job searchers, career-minded professionals, and general networking but is paying for Linkedin Premium worth it? In this post, we’ll analyze whether or not Linkedin premium is worth the investment, what features are included in the paid upgrade, and whether or not your premium account makes a difference to hiring …


Join These LinkedIn Groups to Find More Recruiters

By Noelle | August 17, 2016

Updated: January 2021 Recruiter networking strategy is a critical part of a robust job search. The best way to find recruiters is by searching LinkedIn. But did you know there was a more convenient way to find a bunch of recruiters at once? LinkedIn groups can be an invluable resource for finding industry or profession-specific …

21 Linkedin Groups Every AmeriCorps Member Should Belong To

21 LinkedIn Networking Groups for AmeriCorps Members & Alumni

By Noelle | June 12, 2016

Updated: December 2020 Linkedin is probably the most valuable tool there is for the  job search. It provides a platform for networking and career path research. Being optimized on LinkedIn also creates the potential to be found for life-changing opportunities. One LinkedIn feature I highly recommend is LinkedIn Groups. LinkedIn Groups are virtual networking rooms that put …


The LinkedIn Profile that Landed an Interview in Just 48 Hours

By Noelle | March 10, 2016

Updated: January 2021 LinkedIn is no longer an optional part of job searching or career development. If you are a working professional (or hoping to be one soon) you must have a LinkedIn profile. Furthermore you must have a profile that is optimized in order to stand out amongst LinkedIn’s millions of members. There are …


How to Create a Custom LinkedIn Profile URL

By Alex Van Egas | February 24, 2016

One of the most beneficial parts of having a LinkedIn profile is the custom URL – also know as the “vanity URL.” The custom LinkedIn URL is a valuable branding piece for your resume header and business cards. If you haven’t claimed your LinkedIn vanity URL now is the time. Creating a custom LinkedIn URL …

Why Typos are Killing Your Career (And My Favorite Tool for Avoiding Them) 6

My Favorite Resume Typo Checker

By Noelle | February 23, 2016

Updated: December 2020 Written messages comprise the majority of career conversations via emails, LinkedIn messages, and resumes. The easiest way to ruin a first impression is by missing a typo in your communications. There’s one tool that will keep you typo-free for the rest of your career and it’s much better than Spell Check. In this blog …