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Advanced LinkedIn Job Search Strategies

Chris Perry, April 13, 2011

Last month, we discussed the importance of LinkedIn in your job search and how to start pursuing job opportunities using this professional networking platform. Once you have these basics under your belt, you are ready to move forward to more advanced LinkedIn job search strategies listed below.

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LinkedIn Job Search Strategies for Beginners

Chris Perry, March 22, 2011

Networking is one of the most important — if not the most important — activities that you can leverage throughout your career. Because only 20 percent of all job opportunities are publicly advertised, it is essential that you grow a strong network of career stakeholders to provide a healthy flow of support and potential job leads.

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Will Social Media Get You a Job?

Chris Perry, February 11, 2011

Social media has undoubtedly helped countless students and professionals build and advance their online presence, and in some cases, helped them secure new career opportunities.

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Personal Branding: The Lighthouse Branding Model

Chris Perry, January 4, 2011

More and more people are talking about the importance of personal branding, both in career searching and in career development. Effective personal branding not only makes you stand out from the crowd to employers and recruiters, it can also increase your job security by communicating your value as a leader and team player to your organization.

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How to Prepare for a New Career

Chris Perry, December 3, 2010

Career change is natural, and it happens more often than you would think. Studies have shown that the average professional will change careers (not just jobs) multiple times throughout the course of his or her lifetime. Therefore, whether you're bored with your current direction, have been laid off due to downsizing and budget cuts, or are simply looking for a fresh start, a career change may be just what you need to take your professional life to the next level.

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The Work-Life Balancing Act

Chris Perry, November 1, 2010

Many professionals encounter times in their careers when they are overwhelmed by the workload on the job and are forced to establish a better work-life balance or face total burnout. Maybe your company has downsized, leaving you and those remaining with more work and responsibilities; maybe you are managing multiple jobs to make ends meet; or maybe you're in a new role that is leaving you completely inundated at the end of each day.

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