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Move over LSAT, there’s a new test in town 12/27/2023

A new standardized exam is making waves: JD-Next, whose backers say that, unlike the long-dominant Law School Admission Test, it predicts academic success with “little to no score disparities for under-represented groups"

Move over LSAT, there’s a new test in town Standardized tests are nothing new. They've been around for more than 2,000 years, used during the Han Dynasty to fill positions in China’s imperial bureaucracy.

LinkedIn 12/14/2023

⭐️Honored to receive this testimonial:

“When we came to Brenda for college admissions coaching, my daughter struggled to find the right topic for her personal statement. She had been through multiple iterations and topics by this point and was feeling a bit hopeless. After just one call with Brenda, she landed on a fabulous story to tell. And, it turned out beautifully. To date, she's been accepted to 3 colleges on her list, and one with a $25K a year scholarship! I strongly believe that the personal essay had a lot to do with these successes. Thanks, Brenda!"

If you or someone you know is looking for College Admissions Services please take a look at what we offer:

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Know your worth, and then ask for it 11/27/2023

Pricing consultant Casey Brown shares helpful stories and learnings that can help you better communicate your value and get paid for your excellence.

Know your worth, and then ask for it Your customers probably aren't paying you what you're worth -- instead, they're paying you what they think you're worth. Take the time to learn how to shape their thinking. Pricing consultant Casey Brown shares helpful stories and learnings that can help you better communicate your value and get pai...

LinkedIn's 'Open to Work' tag is the 'biggest red flag' for hiring managers and screams 'desperation,' says ex-Google recruiter 11/20/2023

If you're using the LinkedIn Open to Work badge be sure to read this interesting article to learn more about what recruiters think of it.

LinkedIn's 'Open to Work' tag is the 'biggest red flag' for hiring managers and screams 'desperation,' says ex-Google recruiter Former Google recruiter Nolan Church told CNBC that "recruiting is like dating" and that "you have to make the other side feel like you're exclusive."

The No. 1 danger of using ChatGPT on your resume: 'It is going to hallucinate information' 10/31/2023

ChatGPT “gets the creative juices flowing,” Amanda Augustine, CPCC, CPRW says. Still, there’s one major problem with using it: You never know if what it spits out after a prompt is going to be true.

Article credit: Gili Malinsky

The No. 1 danger of using ChatGPT on your resume: 'It is going to hallucinate information' ChatGPT can be a helpful tool to use when writing your resume, but remember, it could invent some information, says career expert Amanda Augustine.

10+ Best Practice Tips For Job Applications Using the Workday ATS 10/25/2023

In this interesting article Lisa Dupras NCOPE, CPH offers ATS best practices to job seekers applying to companies that adopted the Workday Cloud application platform.

10+ Best Practice Tips For Job Applications Using the Workday ATS Workday ATS Job Application Tips In this blog post, I stepped into the shoes of a job seeker, actively applying for open positions listed by companies using the Workday Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Drawing from prior IT experience working with cloud-based Talent Acquisition applications, I'm her...

LinkedIn Adds New Text Accessibility Options for LinkedIn Publisher Posts 10/17/2023

LinkedIn recently announced a new feature that facilitates different reading and communications options, so that more people can engage with text. Read more about the new Immersive Reader integration in this article.

LinkedIn Adds New Text Accessibility Options for LinkedIn Publisher Posts The new options will enable readers with visual impairments to engage with more content. 

It's not just you. LinkedIn has gotten really weird. 10/02/2023

Is LinkedIn the new Facebook? Personal sharing on LinkedIn is booming and there’s plenty of controversy over it. Read this fascinating article to discover some of the most intimate things people are posting on LinkedIn.

It's not just you. LinkedIn has gotten really weird. Divorce, trouble peeing, and stealing hotel food: Why did a job network become everyone's favorite place for oversharing?

Surprising Things Employers Look For In Your Online Profiles 09/27/2023

"Do you know what recruiters really look for when they engage in “social sleuthing”? They’re looking to learn something new about you; something that’s not in your resume."

Surprising Things Employers Look For In Your Online Profiles Today, most job seekers expect recruiters and hiring managers to check out their profiles on professional networking sites such as LinkedIn and GitHub before reaching out with the opportunity to interview. Their presumptions are supported by data, which shows that up to 70 percent of employers use s...

How one firm has taken blind recruitment to the next level - Raconteur 09/13/2023

"While some employers apply measures of blind hiring up until the interview, CFC Big Ideas has taken preserving candidates’ anonymity several steps further. Check out this article to see how they've implemented 'totally blind' hiring".

How one firm has taken blind recruitment to the next level - Raconteur CFC Big Ideas, a business consultancy, isn’t just asking for CVs without names. It’s blurring out candidates’ appearances and distorting voices, too

Nearly 4 in 10 recruiters lie to candidates during hiring process 08/28/2023

In this article shared by Career Thought Leaders Consortium we find that Almost 40% of hiring managers said they lie to candidates during the hiring process, according to Resume Builder.

Nearly 4 in 10 recruiters lie to candidates during hiring process The most common lies involve job responsibilities and growth opportunities, a Resume Builder survey shows.

I’ve Been a Hiring Manager for 12 Years—Here’s Why You’re Not Getting Hired 08/15/2023

"These tiny mistakes can make the difference between getting the job and getting cut, especially in a tight job market. Here's how to put yourself ahead of the pack."

I’ve Been a Hiring Manager for 12 Years—Here’s Why You’re Not Getting Hired Are you wondering, "Why am I not getting hired?" These tiny mistakes can make the difference between getting the job and getting cut.

LinkedIn Changed Its Algorithms — Here's How Your Posts Will Get More Attention Now | Entrepreneur 08/02/2023

To maximize your reach, it's time to share "knowledge and advice."

LinkedIn Changed Its Algorithms — Here's How Your Posts Will Get More Attention Now | Entrepreneur To maximize your reach, it's time to share "knowledge and advice."

07/21/2023

𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂'𝗿𝗲 𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿-𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹 𝗲𝘅𝗲𝗰𝘂𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂'𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘂𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆, 𝘆𝗼𝘂'𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝘁. 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗼𝗻.

Today I received an enthusiastic email from a long-time client, a senior-level executive. Since 2015, he has been engaging The Essay Expert every year or two for resume updates.

Two weeks ago, he heard that his current company would likely be shutting down, and he saw the writing on the wall. It took him exactly 13 days to get an offer at a large healthcare organization.

A recruiter at the company told him she has NEVER seen a candidate move so quickly through the process.

How was this top-level executive able to land a new position so quickly?

His resume and LinkedIn profile showcased his accomplishments and were completely up to date.

Are you a senior-level executive? Could you send out your resume tomorrow if needed?

What if your company suddenly went under — would you be prepared?

If the answer is no, update your resume NOW. We are here to help.

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LinkedIn Removes Native Carousels, Profile Videos and In-Image Links 06/23/2023

LinkedIn is quietly phasing out a couple of creator features, including carousel posts, profile videos, and its in-image linking option.

LinkedIn Removes Native Carousels, Profile Videos and In-Image Links The features are being retired due to lack of usage.

6 Reasons You Shouldn't Blindly Trust Artificial Intelligence 06/05/2023

AI is transforming the world as we know it, with its impact felt across every industry. However, here are just six reasons why you shouldn't blindly trust AI.

6 Reasons You Shouldn't Blindly Trust Artificial Intelligence AI tools like ChatGPT are great, but there are several reasons you should take what you read with a pinch of salt.

Job Hunting? Watch Out for Resume Formatting Scams 05/31/2023

If you're job searching there are a few things you need to know to protect yourself from resume scans.

Job Hunting? Watch Out for Resume Formatting Scams To find the job of your dreams, you need a well-crafted resume, right? According to recent Scam Tracker reports, con artists have devised yet another way to trick job seekers out of money and perso…

05/09/2023

Join me today at 1pm ET for MBAWaves' 101th episode: "How to Use LinkedIn Like a Pro." I'll be talking about why MBAs need to be using LinkedIn right now, how I use LinkedIn for my own business, and my favorite features and why. See you there!

https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:7060298551515336705/

LinkedIn gets a free verified badge that lets you prove where you work 04/27/2023

LinkedIn is rolling out a free verification system that will allow users to prove their identity and where they work.

LinkedIn gets a free verified badge that lets you prove where you work LinkedIn supports CLEAR, work emails, and Microsoft Entra.

You can now ‘enhance’ your LinkedIn Profile with AI-written 'suggestions' | Engadget 04/05/2023

AI is becoming more advanced and can be great support for you as you craft your LinkedIn profile. If this tool works for you, great! You might want to hire The Essay Expert for a quick edit once you have a draft of your Headline and About sections.

You can now ‘enhance’ your LinkedIn Profile with AI-written 'suggestions' | Engadget LinkedIn is adding AI-powered “writing suggestions” and job descriptions to its service as it looks for new ways to infuse AI into its platform..

LinkedIn expands its generative AI assistant to recruitment ads and writing profiles 03/24/2023

LinkedIn has recently expanded its use of artificial intelligence with LinkedIn profiles, recruitment and LinkedIn Learning being the main areas of focus at this time.

LinkedIn expands its generative AI assistant to recruitment ads and writing profiles Learning, job ads and profiles are the latest to get the AI push at LinkedIn

Resumes including 'they/them' pronouns are more likely to be overlooked, new report finds 03/21/2023

Business.com recently conducted a study on resumes including they/them pronouns. Here's what they found:

Resumes including 'they/them' pronouns are more likely to be overlooked, new report finds A new report finds that nonbinary job seekers experience increased bias during the hiring process and in the workplace.

6 crucial emails every job seeker should write 01/26/2023

While searching for your next job, these are the notes you should consider sending.

6 crucial emails every job seeker should write If you're looking for your dream job, you need to send these emails.

01/09/2023

I am grateful to have been evaluated by the Career Directors International Board of Certification and awarded an international designation as a Certified Resume Analyst!

CDI is an international association that provides proactive resources and assistance to empower its members in undertaking and applying career development, résumé writing and employment practices.

CDI President, Laura DeCarlo, states that, “Job seekers are often at a disadvantage when seeking information. Internet research can be outdated, information gleaned from friends, teachers, advisors, and colleagues can be contradictory and job seekers are often left frustrated about how to present themselves professionally and in the right way. Selecting a skilled professional with a Certified Resume Analyst designation is the natural choice to confidently put their careers in the hands of a qualified expert who has made the effort to review resumes from a contemporary and knowledgeable mindset.”

LinkedIn Announces Expanded Roll-Out of New ‘Focused Inbox’ Format for InMail 12/06/2022

Loving these new feature ideas LinkedIn! Now, to start enjoying my professionally organized inbox...

https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/LinkedIn-Announces-Expanded-Roll-Out-of-Focused-Inbox/637781/

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LinkedIn Announces Expanded Roll-Out of New ‘Focused Inbox’ Format for InMail LinkedIn’s ‘Focused Inbox’ essentially adds a new spam filter to your LI messages.

LinkedIn Takes Aim at Scam Accounts With New Security Features 11/01/2022

At long last, LinkedIn seems to be taking spammers and fake profiles seriously!

https://www.pcmag.com/news/linkedin-takes-aim-at-scam-accounts-with-new-security-features

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LinkedIn Takes Aim at Scam Accounts With New Security Features The professional social networking site is introducing some changes to help it crack down on fake accounts that try to impersonate business executives or company recruiters.

LinkedIn Rolls Out Option to Pin Comments in Reply Chains 10/13/2022

If you're looking to maximize your LinkedIn engagement and interact with your network, this article on the latest LinkedIn feature might be for you.

LinkedIn Rolls Out Option to Pin Comments in Reply Chains A new way to encourage engagement with your LinkedIn updates.

LinkedIn Shares InMail Best Practices to Help Maximize Your Response Rates 09/30/2022

If you're looking to use LinkedIn InMail as part of your marketing outreach here are five tips that could help to boost your response rates.

Thanks to Andrew Hutchinson for the content!

LinkedIn Shares InMail Best Practices to Help Maximize Your Response Rates Looking to maximize your LinkedIn messaging approach?

When layoffs are looming, get proactive to save your job 08/23/2022

Worried about your job? Experts weigh in on how to try to avoid being shown the exit when layoffs are looming.

When layoffs are looming, get proactive to save your job “I asked to have support staff removed, reduced overhead and cancelled subscriptions I wasn’t using,” he said. “My fiscal discipline and proactive decision making were cited as part of the reason I…

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