Post Date: April 10th, 2018

Your resume is too generic

I see this often. People see a phrase written in someone else’s resume or LinkedIn profile and they try to copy it. Slowly, but surely the message is lost and they wind up with something that looks like this:  (I found this online recently; apologies if this belongs to you. Below I offer a suggestion […]

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Related Categories: Job Search, Online Marketing, Resume, Resume Writer Insider Tip

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Post Date: May 1st, 2013

LinkedIn Subscription – yea, or nay?

Here is a question clients often ask me and one that came in this week from a client: “Maureen Quick Q: What are your thoughts on purchasing a “job seeker” subscription to LinkedIn? Do you think it’s worth the $31/month?” The answer is pretty simple. Exhaust the free option, first. Provided you learn all the ins […]

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Post Date: April 26th, 2013

Strengthen Your Message

Sarah (not her real name)  e-mailed me a few weeks ago after reading one of my posts.  She was asking about value proposition: “Maureen, I recently had an executive look over my resume for a quick critique and am perplexed at his response. Initially, while trying to discern what comprises a value proposition, I found your […]

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Post Date: June 22nd, 2012

You want me to write something….about you?!

Last week I wrote about the topic of asking and receiving linkedin recommendations. So what happens when you’re the recipient of a request? If you’re like me, it’s not that you don’t want to write a recommendation, rather – that it is a time consuming exercise.  Finding the right words can be tough – even for […]

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Related Categories: Career Development, Linkedin

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Post Date: June 15th, 2012

Asking and Receiving – a Linkedin Love Story

Before you start typing; first, please do yourself a favour and delete the template that Linkedin has graciously provided in the recommendation section. There isn’t anything wrong with the wording in the template. It is just, if you use it, it demonstrates that you have given little to no thought in asking the person to […]

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Post Date: March 30th, 2012

What? You’re talking to strangers?! (Gasp!)

What do you do when a perfect stranger asks to connect with you via Linkedin? Do you delete it thinking it’s SPAM?  There are many people who might ignore the message and some who welcome the message. What do you do? Linkedin Open Networkers (commonly referred to as LIONs) are people, who, through Linkedin, welcome the […]

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Post Date: January 17th, 2012

Sharing great content…How did you do that?

A friend recently sent me an email asking me how I share great content almost every morning using twitter, facebook, and linkedin.  “Just curious since you do so many good discussions to links every day. How do you go about posting them (without spending too much time) Do you click in a certain place in […]

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