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Posted October 01, 2014 by

BREAKING NEWS! Cover Letter “Secret” Lands More Job Interviews

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Pam combed the pages of the newspaper and she spent hours on the Internet checking out potential jobs. She also read articles about how to write a stellar cover letter that would rise to the top of the slush pile on a hiring manager’s desk.

But what difference did all this make? “Not much,” claims Pam, a 28-year-old college grad who wanted to work in the accounting industry as a credit manager. “I knew I had to do something drastic,” she said, “something no one else does. I looked for a way to stand out in a crowd.” (more…)

Posted August 06, 2014 by

5 Reasons Your LinkedIn Profile is Not Catching the Eye of Recruiters

If you’re wondering why recruiters are not paying attention to your LinkedIn profile, it could be that you’re making these five mistakes found in an infographic in the following post.

You’ve jumped all over LinkedIn… and yet the results rank right in between slim and none. Recruiters simply aren’t finding you. Why? When trying to be found, what mistakes should you avoid? Which sections of your profile actually show up in search results, and should be optimized at every opportunity? This terrific infographic

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Posted August 04, 2014 by

5 Ways Recruiters Believe Job Seekers on LinkedIn Can Stay Relevant

For job seekers who want to get noticed by recruiters on LinkedIn, the following post has five ways to stay relevant on the site.

As a recruiter and sourcer always looking for talent, I use LinkedIn on a daily (even hourly) basis. That probably comes as no surprise to active job seekers, most of whom understood that recruiters use LinkedIn as a modern day resume database. Here’s what may come as a surprise to you: LinkedIn doesn’t tell a recruiter who is an


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Posted July 31, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Are You Using LinkedIn to Search for Jobs? Why Your Profiles Should Look Like a Business Plan Instead of a Resume

For recent college graduates searching for jobs through LinkedIn, they should create profiles that are more like a business plan than a resume.  Learn why in the following post.

Does your LinkedIn profile feel more like a resume (focused on the past) or a business plan (focused on the future)? If you answered “resume” consider this question: If you had only a few minutes with a person with whom you may want to build a future business relationship, would you spend more time on your

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Posted July 23, 2014 by

Want to Find an Internship or a New Job? 3 Ways to Revise Your Resume that Can Make a Difference

If you are trying to find an internship or a new job, consider making three changes to your resume in the following post.

In a recent piece by Jessica Ann Media, “How to Avoid Kitsch in Your Content,” the word “kitsch” was defined as “content that lacks context.” She continued by saying how without discipline and focus “content can become clutter” – an untidy mess. In your career, creating a resume is akin to content creation. You

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Posted July 03, 2014 by

Add A Little “Fire” To Your Cover Letter…

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

“Fire!” The word itself is a call to action. Fire gets our attention every time!

You can apply this truth to your job search cover letter. By adding a little fire to your writing, you call an employer to attention and in a sense, compel him or her to take action on your behalf.

A few pieces of kindling are all it takes to start a fire. Yet, many job seekers ignore this simple formula. Don’t be one of them. Consider how to ignite your cover letter with the following fire-starters: (more…)

Posted June 27, 2014 by

College Students, Is LinkedIn Not Working in Your Search for Jobs? 2 Mistakes You’re Making

For college students searching for jobs on LinkedIn without much success, the following post identifies two mistakes that are holding them back.

In the LinkedIn Group I run, I asked members to share any LinkedIn success stories they had, and many job seekers made comments that were fairly negative. I was surprised and not surprised at the same time, particularly when I looked at the Profiles of the members who were very negative

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Posted April 28, 2014 by

Do You Know These 5 Things When Searching for Recent Graduate Jobs on LinkedIn?

LinkedIn users searching for recent graduate jobs should be aware of five things about the site found in the following post.

You’ve created your LinkedIn profile, crafted a compelling headline and updated all of your past experience and education… so you’re all set to go. Recruiters will just start magically calling, right? Wrong. If you wait around for recruiters to find you – and don’t actually DO something with your LinkedIn account – then you’re missing out. And

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Posted April 04, 2014 by

“Undercover” Cover Letter Secrets

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Rich and Joan are movie buffs. They particularly enjoy spy thrillers and murder mysteries because of the suspense throughout and then the surprise endings. But they recently admitted they were spending too much time watching films and not enough on finding the job they wanted—working as a catering team. But after an intense job search of more than six months, they were still without meaningful employment and were living off savings—which were disappearing fast.

One evening while watching an old spy movie on TV Joan realized that what kept them glued to the screen was the unexpected twists and turns in the plot. Just when they thought they had things figured out, some new event would be uncovered. (more…)

Posted March 27, 2014 by

Searching for Recent College Graduate Jobs on LinkedIn? 5 Tips to Get Noticed by Recruiters

If you make the right impression on LinkedIn when searching for recent college graduate jobs, it could get you one step closer to finding the job you want.  Learn five tips to help you get noticed on the site by recruiters in the following post.

As we all know, well over 90% of recruiters are using LinkedIn according to the 2013 Jobvite social recruiting study, to search, contact, keep tabs, and vet candidates. So why isn’t your phone ringing off the hook with job offers? Here’s what you need to do to ensure recruiters are looking at your LinkedIn

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