Monthly Archives: August 2011

Why Including a Competency “Grocery List” Doesn’t Work

“They told me to include all the keywords from the job ad.” My client hands me a resumé with a diligent grocery list of all the “competencies” listed in the job ad, plus anything else they can work into their … Continue reading

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How to Write a Great LinkedIn Recommendation

Yesterday we discussed the pitfalls of a vague recommendation in LinkedIn. Today we look at the characteristics of a good LinkedIn recommendation. A good LinkedIn recommendation is brief and to the point. It should be complete in two or three … Continue reading

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How Not to Write a Recommendation on LinkedIn

I blame your teachers. Back in elementary school they told you you couldn’t read, couldn’t write, couldn’t sing, couldn’t do public speaking – any or all of these judgements. And you still believe them. Now you have to write a … Continue reading

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