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Why You Still Need a Professional Resume – Even in the Age of LinkedIn.

Why You Still Need a Professional Resume – Even in the Age of LinkedIn. You may have heard some chatter about LinkedIn profiles surpassing the value of resumes.  There is another camp that says the opposite; that resumes will always have a more important place than LinkedIn.  Like most areas with two points of view, the answer lies somewhere in the middle. …

What’s New, Hot & Hidden on LinkedIn: JobMob Guest Blogging Contest Winner

We are so excited that Donna’s article, “What’s New Hot and Hidden on LinkedIn” has taken top prize in the 7th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest.  There were some very well crafted submissions this year and Careerfolk is proud to know that readers found the information useful.  In case you missed it, here is the article. “What’s New, Hot and Hidden on…

We All Have To Do What? Career Advice you Might Not Like!

In today’s economy, you have to hustle!  Yes, as the song goes.  “Do The Hustle.” and yes, I know it’s a hassle (at least sometimes)  but times have changed and there’s been a huge shift in what you need to do to manage and expand your career prospects. You know this already. The issue is that we all need to get with…

Building Career Insurance: Leveraging LinkedIn’s “Über” Networkers

Your network is everything, whether you need a pair of kids’ crutches on New Years day, as I did (thank you Facebook Friends) or if you suddenly find yourself in need of a new job. It’s who you know that will really count when you are in a bind. And there are always a handful of people who just know everyone. Some…

A Discreet Job Search Using Linkedin (Yes, it’s Possible)

If fear of being seen by your employer is one of the reasons holding you back from using LinkedIn to help you find your next job,  then fear no more. One of the biggest concerns about using LinkedIn and other social networking sites that I still hear is fear over lack of privacy and the inability to be discreet. Discretion is, no…

6 Ways to Unlock the Power of Twitter in Your Job Search

I generally get quite the quizzical look when I suggest that Twitter is a powerful and unique tool that can enhance your job search strategy. The reality is according to Tweetmyjobs.com, an amazing Twitter app, 45% of companies plan to increase their budgets for recruiting on Twitter and other social networks this year. I generally get quite the quizzical look when I…