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How to Write LinkedIn Headlines That Do Not Suck

Do you want more connections on LinkedIn? Do you wish to get more visitors to your profile? Do you have a terrific personal brand?

Well, there’s a simple hack you can do to increase your chances of getting seen and noticed on LinkedIn. All you have to do is update your LinkedIn headline.

You will notice that LinkedIn would designate a default headline once you sign up. LinkedIn automatically makes your headline your current job title and employer. Most people are satisfied with that and they don’t change it. And that is fine. But, it’s quite boring.

So, should you stick with the default headline or should you ditch it? (more…)

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10 Lessons Every Job Seeker Must Learn From Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go is a free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. And there’s an undeniable hype surrounding the game. Almost everybody’s into the hype – from the guy opposite you in the jeepney to the lady next to your cubicle in the office. Footage of people flocking over a spot to catch a rare Pokemon has become ubiquitous on the internet and it is both hilariously entertaining and alarming. Why did I say ‘alarming’? Well, because apparently, this hype has caused a number of accidents already.

Source: Nintendo
Source: Nintendo

Nevertheless, it’s an interesting game, especially for people who’s grown to love Pokemon — people who loved Pokemon since it was born. The hype is understandable. But did you know that aside from the thrill and satisfaction you get from playing Pokemon Go, you can get something else from it? Yeah, like learnings.

In this article, we will talk about some of the things every job seeker and every young professional must learn from Pokemon Go. (more…)

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26 LinkedIn Pro-Tips to Make Your Profile Stand Out

Today, LinkedIn is the ultimate professional networking site. It currently has over 350 million users worldwide and it is growing fast (with two new members signing up every second). Needless to say, LinkedIn is a powerful platform for professional networking.

Fast Facts About LinkedIn:

  • 95 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to search for candidates;
  • 95 percent use LinkedIn to contact candidates;
  • 95 percent use LinkedIn to “keep tabs on” potential candidates;
  • 93 percent use LinkedIn to ‘vet candidates pre-interview (versus 32 percent on Facebook and 18 percent on Twitter);
  • 92 percent jobs on LinkedIn (versus 48 percent on Facebook and 39 percent on Twitter.

You are making a stupid mistake if you think LinkedIn is not vital to your professional success. In any case, we’ve collated a number of tips from professionals and LinkedIn rockstars. (more…)

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The Talent Tipping Point: What Is Its Point?

While I was browsing the web for some recruiting blogs, I came across a blog post discussing human resource recruitment trends in Asia in the past decade. The writer made mention of a concept that piqued my interest – “talent tipping point”. A book I read in the past came to mind – Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference (2000).

A tipping point is a moment in time when a series of small changes or incidents becomes significant enough to cause a larger, more important change. Malcolm Gladwell defines “tipping point” in his book The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (2000) as “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point”. In this book, Gladwell attempts to make sense of the seemingly “mysterious” sociological changes that mark everyday life. (more…)

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15 Memes That (Somehow) Sum Up A Recruiter’s Life

A recruiter may be just a human being, but what they do requires the strength and persistence of a superhuman. Yes, recruiting is not a walk in the park. It requires heroic effort, patience, and dedication. Yet recruiters are one of the most misunderstood professionals out there. Yes, they may be annoying sometimes (because they keep checking on you and keep sending you job invites) but if you come to think of it, they’re just asking you to help them help you. 


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