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How to avoid these 9 most common LinkedIn profile picture mistakes

Creating your LinkedIn profile allows you to include a picture but not just any picture. Choose a photo that reflects a professional image. In today’s world, most hiring managers and recruiters will review your social media profiles before inviting you to an interview, and they want to see you. While choosing a picture seems like an easy task, Part 2 of this three-part webinar series, How to avoid these 9 most common LinkedIn profile picture mistakes, discusses the don’ts when selecting your profile photo. This webinar also includes tips and advice related to LinkedIn and profile pictures. (more…)

Posted April 09, 2015 by

Digital Tactics To Help Land Your First Post-Grad Job

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Man using pc tablet. Job search background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

After graduation, we start to worry about more serious issues. We are no longer bothered whether we will give correct answers on our exams, and whether we will be satisfied with our mid-term grades. We need to focus and give our life new purpose. In other words, we need to land our first job. Easier said than done, to say the least. We become a part of a vicious loop known as the “Job-Experience paradox”.

You need to land a job in order to gain experience, and of course, you need experience in order to get a job. Luckily, there is a way to create a nice professional image of yourself, to help you overcome this obstacle. It is known as digital tactics, and here are the ways to implement them, to help you land your first job. (more…)

Posted March 10, 2015 by

5 Social Skills to Move From College Life to Business Life

Executive Impressions logoLeaving the comfort of college life and entering into the fast-moving, competitive corporate world can be alluring and at the same time, really unnerving. I remember when I started my first “real job”, like every other recent graduate I had a lot of technical knowledge but when it came to attending business meetings, networking events, or simply interacting with other professionals in the office, there were a lot of situations that were unfamiliar to me and to be honest, a little intimidating.

Now with 10 years of international corporate experience and a wealth of knowledge in business etiquette, I want to share with you my top 5 business etiquette tips that can really distinguish you from the competition. (more…)

Posted June 18, 2014 by

Equip Yourself With Necessary Skills And Knowledge For A Lucrative Career In Web Designing

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Businessman standing in front of chalkboard with web design and other terms. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When you embark on a career in web designing, it is not mandatory for you to acquire professional web design education. The decision of acquiring a professional degree depends on the experience which you have. With adequate expertise, you will require persistence to succeed in this field. It is important that you are passionate about the career which you want to pursue. As a designer it will be your responsibility to create designs which cater to the requirement of the clients. Once you earn the trust of the clients, you can kick start your career in web designing. As you study web designing, it is important that you try out the concepts which you learn. (more…)

Posted May 22, 2014 by

Need References for Recent Graduate Jobs? How to Approach Getting Them

For job seekers who need some references in their searches for recent graduate jobs, learn some tips to approach getting them in the following post.

Asking for help is never easy, but in our careers, we all need it from time to time. It’s good to remember that the people who’ve been the most successful and important to our careers are the people most able and willing to lend a hand. When it’s time to ask for references, seek out the

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Posted March 17, 2014 by

How to Dress as a Working Woman on Your Entry Level Job

If you’re a woman on an entry level job who could use some tips on how to dress, the following post has some for you in an infographic, as well as those preparing for a job interview.

Being successful in your career takes a number of different factors. Women have to work hard, be smarter, and strive to prove that they are qualified for whatever jobs they are undertaking. One of the biggest mistakes that women make in the workforce is in the image they present. Women not only have to have

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Posted February 17, 2014 by

How to Use Twitter to Advance Your Entry Level Job Search

If you are searching for an entry level job through Twitter, the following post has tips that could put you one step closer to finding employment.

What is social proof? And how does Twitter help generate that proof? In today’s social media-dominated world, “social proof” is the record you have created online that demonstrates the kind of person you are. A Twitter account, like most things online, can be the proverbial double-edged sword…

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Posted October 22, 2013 by

Internship Finder, You Work is Done. 7 Wise Moves to Maintain a Professional Image

As an internship finder, you have now arrived at the point where your experience is over.  So, what is next?  In the following post, consider seven wise moves to maintain a professional image as you move forward in your career.

Internships are the secret ingredient to kickstarting your career. But a few miscalculated steps after your internship ends could dampen your image for years to come. Whether you loved or hated your internship, burning bridges isn’t going to do your career any favors. Take Anthony Weiner’s former intern Olivia Nuzzi, for example. While she certainly got

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Posted September 05, 2013 by

Pump up your social resume and your job prospects

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The phrase “Social Media” in cloud form in the sky. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Let’s pretend for a moment you just got out of a job interview you aced. You wore the right clothes, gave the right answers and overall wowed them with your professional demeanor.

Then you leave the room and the hiring manager goes to his favorite search engine where he finds a video of you twerking Miley Cyrus style and wearing a t-shirt that says “I Love Ganja.” Suddenly you don’t seem like such a great job candidate, do you?

Ouch.

Even if you haven’t made obvious online gaffes such as posting wild party photos, you still might be making mistakes that could cost you a job. That’s why you need to spend as much time optimizing your social resume as you do your paper one. (more…)