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How to create a LinkedIn profile

Have you ever heard of a social media site called Linked In? If you didn’t know Linked in is a professional social media site where people can network together to share ideas and keep up on what is happening in their field. In this post we are going to cover: How to create a linked in profile What you can do with a linked in Why having a linked in is important? The difference between linked in profile and resume We will first cover how to create a linked in, the first step is to head to the linked in website. After you have arrived at linked in, fill out the sign-up form with your first name, last name, email, and then create a password for your new profile account. after you sign up LinkedIn will send you an email to confirm your email address. If you do not confirm you email address, you will not be able to fully use LinkedIn. When you log into your profile for the first time you will be prompted to add people that you know. Sending a connection request is quite simple, just click connect and it will be sent to the other person to review and accept. Next, we are going to cover what you can do with a LinkedIn account. With a LinkedIn account you can Look for Jobs in a general search and you can even search for jobs in LinkedIn Groups as an addition source of jobs on LinkedIn. With the LinkedIn job search you can allow the site to do the searching for you by setting up...

How to complete a job application and skills test

Are you are looking to get a job but don’t know how to apply for one? If you are facing this problem, continue reading and you will find out. A job application usually includes a section for personal information, education and experience, employment history, and sometimes references. The first section is going to be the personal information section where you list details about yourself. some examples that might be on your application include: Name Address, city state and zip Email address Social security number (some applications) Are you eligible to work in the united states? These are just some of the thing you will see under the personal section as there may be more or less depending on the company. we will be looking at is the education and experience section next, employers want to know the following: Schools attended, degrees and graduation date Certifications Employers will also want to know what Skills and qualifications you have that you might potentially bring to their organization   The next section we will look at is the employment history section and it is going to have things such as: Employers past and present Address, phone and email Supervisor Job tittle and responsibilities Beginning and ending dates of employment and the reason you left Beginning and ending salary The last section on an employment application may be for references. Here you are going to want to list your references, at least three people that can vouch for you. They could be a co-worker, manager, teacher, or organization you volunteered for. This section should look like the following: Reference name Company Tittle Phone...

Create Personalized Resume Tips

We will be going into greater aspect on how to write each section of your resume. First, it's a good idea to understand the all-purpose tips and strategies that can make the resume shine. Most job seekers are granted even less. On average, employers only spend about six seconds reviewing a resume before making the initial decision on a candidate. So, what’s the key to securing an interview? Having a well-written, compelling resume.   Here are seven tips for writing your ideal resume. Start your resume with a branding statement. Begin with a traditional objective statement, consider using a branding statement to make the resume stand out. What is the difference? An objective statement only allows the job seeker to describe his or her talents in relation to a position. A branding statement, on the other hand, doesn’t focus on a position or industry. Instead, it allows the job seeker to sum up his or her talents and translatable skills in one definitive sentence.   Customize your resume for the possible position. There’s no rule that you must submit the same resume to every company. In fact, you should not. Many people want to know how to create a perfect resume, but the truth is, it no such thing as a perfect resume. Each potential employer has different importance, and there is nothing wrong in tailoring a resume to suit their individual needs. Take the extra time to highlight education, job, and volunteer experiences that match what each specific employer is looking for.   Be conservative when it comes to format and style. Don’t be tempted by creative fonts and formatting,...