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  • Personal Brand: Today's Success Requirement

    Today's Boomer Success Requirement: Your Personal Brand Your personal brand is your reputation. Today, your resume and accomplishments are not enough if you want to continue to work. You cannot avoid having a personal brand -- even if you do not want one. Genuine personal branding is not telling people how terrific you are, but showing them through your expertise and generosity.

    To succeed, communicate a clear, consistent, and coherent personal brand. In this article by Boomer Personal Branding Expert Wendy Marx, learn how to find and define your personal brand. This article is part of Job-Hunt's Guide Job Search for Those Over 50.


  • 3 Disastrous Job Offer Negotiation Mistakes to Avoid

    Winning the Interview with a Younger Hiring ManagerMost people think the biggest negotiating mistake they make is NOT negotiating. But, that simply is not true. Yes, potentially leaving money on the table might be a "big mistake," but it is not the worst mistake you could make.

    Job-Hunt's Salary and Compensation Expert Stacey Hawley shares 3 big mistakes you could be making. Consistently, these are 3 clear tactics that result in poor outcomes for you: no additional adjustments to the offer, a delayed offer because the company decides to keep interviewing, or (yikes!) a rescinded offer. This article is from Job-Hunt's Guide to Salary and Compensation.


  • Launch Your Career Change to Manager with the Right Resume

    Launch Your Career Change to Manager with the Right ResumeWant to take on a leadership role but have yet to hold a manager title? Eager to apply for a job when the job description describes you to a T -- except for the management experience part?

    When it comes to jumping into a management role, your resume is a very important foundational document. Career Change Expert Virginia Franco shows how you can leverage it to demonstrate your readiness for a manager job in this article from Job-Hunt's Guide to Career Change.


  • Hot LinkedIn Trends for 2020: What the Experts Say

    Hot Resume Trends for 2020: What the Experts SayTo land a job in 2020, you will need to have a strong LinkedIn profile. And, that profile needs to clearly brand you. But, a strong profile is not sufficient.

    Job Search Expert Bob McIntosh, one of ten LinkedIn "Top Voices for Job Search and Careers," asked 4 well-respected LinkedIn experts what trends they see becoming important for success in LinkedIn. This article is from Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Job Search Guide.


  • 6 Ways to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Standout

    6 Ways to Make Your LinkedIn Profile StandoutWhile standing out in LinkedIn is not easy with 675 million other members, you do have some excellent opportunities to set yourself apart (that most job seekers do not know about and do not leverage).

    As a former recruiter and one of ten LinkedIn "Top Voices for Job Search and Careers," Job Search Expert Biron Clark knows some great secret ways to gain recruiter attention with your LinkedIn profile. This article is part of Job-Hunt's LinkedIn Job Search Guide.


  • How to Get Your Instagram Profile Ready for Your Job Search

    How to Get Your Instagram Profile Ready for Your Job SearchAlready active on Instagram? Consider using it for your job search, too. According to Pew Research, Facebook is the most widely used social network. But, Instagram is second (LinkedIn is fourth). So, employers are using it, too.

    To add Instagram to your social media job search weapons, apply these tips from Social Media Job Search Expert Hannah Morgan, one of ten LinkedIn "Top Voices for Job Search and Careers," to help you put your best foot forward on Instagram, from Job-Hunt's Guide to Social Media and Job Search.


  • Executives: Your LinkedIn Summary Is Now the About Section – and It Is More Important Than Ever

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    The introductory section of your LinkedIn Profile is now called About, and the value of that content has increased.

    LinkedIn Job Search Expert Laura Smith-Proulx shares 3 tips to make your About section even more powerful. Do not miss this golden opportunity to educate employers, colleagues, recruiters, team members, bosses, boards of directors, and others with the tips in this article from Job-Hunt's LinkedIn for Executives Guide.


  • How to Build a Stronger Network

    20 Smart Questions to Ask When Scheduling Your InterviewsEffective networking means talking with folks wherever you go, learning from a wider range of people, finding more ways to connect, and nurturing a variety of relationships. As your network becomes more open, you will find new friends, ideas, and opportunities.

    Career opportunity is just one of the many benefits of having a strong circle of connections. Read how to overcome 4 common excuses for avoiding networking in this article by Job-Hunt's editor Beverly E. Jones from Job-Hunt's Guide to Job Search Networking.


  • Remote Jobs in Retirement: What You Need to Know

    Holiday Networking: Party Your Way to a New Job!When it comes to working in retirement, flexibility is the name of the game. The top flexible work option desired by professionals at all levels is remote work. Because remote work has grown so much, there are more opportunities than ever to continue your career from the comfort of home.

    But how, exactly, does one go about starting to work from home? In this article, Freelancing Expert Brie Weiler Reynolds breaks down the options since there are so many ways to approach remote work in retirement. This article is part of Job-Hunt's Guide to Gigs and Freelance Jobs.


  • 12 Steps to Outrank Your Competitors in LinkedIn Search in 2020 (Personal LinkedIn SEO)

    10 Steps to Successful LinkedIn SEOHaving your personal Profile found in LinkedIn requires paying attention to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) so your Profile is visible in search results for the right terms for you. This is not difficult to accomplish, when you focus on the right elements.

    Online Job Search Expert, Susan P. Joyce shares 12 steps for finding and leveraging those elements on LinkedIn to increase your visibility in search results. For more articles on LinkedIn visibility, check out Job-Hunt's Guide to LinkedIn SEO.


  • Guide to Work From Home Jobs in 2020

    Guide to Work From Home Jobs in 2020

    Working from home is a goal for an increasing number of people. Technology is changing the economy and how we earn our incomes. Both employers and employees can benefit from this popular option.

    Learn about your options, as an employee working "remotely" or as an independent worker running your own business in this Guide with articles by Working from Home Expert Nancy Collamer.


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