linkedin profiles

LinkedIn Cardinal Sin: Gluttony

LinkedIn Cardinal Sin: Gluttony 849 566 Donna

Is your LinkedIn profile feeling fat? Not sure exactly what is necessary and what is just extra sugary fluff? Are you just connecting with anyone and everyone to create a large number of first degree connections? Maybe your LinkedIn strategy is suffering from gluttony… While I’m not a religious person, the traditional Seven Deadly Sins can be an interesting exercise…

read more

The LinkedIn Cardinal Sins: Sloth

The LinkedIn Cardinal Sins: Sloth 666 500 Donna

Chances are, you probably have heard of the Seven Deadly Sins: indulging in too much Sloth, Pride, Greed, Lust, Envy, Wrath, or Gluttony is supposedly a sure-fire, one-way ticket to the Abyss. However, now we have a whole new horde of cardinal sins that can send your social media networking efforts straight to Hell: The LinkedIn Cardinal Sins. Worse, there…

read more

6 Ways to optimize your LinkedIn profile

6 Ways to optimize your LinkedIn profile 849 566 Donna

It’s no secret. Recruiters and HR professionals are looking at your profile. Sometimes they do this just to verify that the information on your resume coincides with your LinkedIn profile, at least the basics of the work history. Sometimes they are looking for the rest of your story. Whatever the case, there is a lot you can do to enhance…

read more

Spring has sprung (almost)

Spring has sprung (almost) 864 556 Donna

Spring may not “officially” be in season quite yet, but that all changes this upcoming weekend. Soon there will be fluffy bunnies, robins, flowers in bloom and leaves on the trees that spent their winter dormant waiting for this moment. We humans have a tendency to “hibernate” in the winter seasons, preferring to stay indoors where it is nice and…

read more

A most triumphant job search

A most triumphant job search 580 883 Donna

“Bill: Ted, while I agree that, in time, our band will be most triumphant, the truth is, Wyld Stallyns will never be a super band until we have Eddie Van Halen on guitar. Ted: Yes, Bill. But, I do not believe we will get Eddie Van Halen until we have a triumphant video. Bill: Ted, it’s pointless to have a…

read more

Picking the best picture for your social media

Picking the best picture for your social media 150 150 Donna offers peer reviews of your social media pictures Your picture: on social media sites like LinkedIn, profiles with a picture gain a significantly higher amount of views.  However, that picture can be either the kiss of death or the start of a professional relationship.  With so much riding on this first impression, how can you be sure that your…

read more

How to land your dream job

How to land your dream job 150 150 Donna

As our economy continues to settle down from the stresses of the Great Recession, job seekers are finding the luxury of searching for their dream jobs once again. The need to take anything just to survive is going away as more opportunities are opening up across the country. But how does one capture these elusive jobs, especially as competition remains…

read more

Video: How to manage your LinkedIn endorsements

Video: How to manage your LinkedIn endorsements 150 150 Donna [h2]Manage your endorsements to highlight your true top skills[/h2] People often ask, “how do I manage my endorsed skills on LinkedIn?  I don’t know why my contacts are endorsing me for this – can I change that?”  In this 3 minute video, learn how to manage your endorsements so that only your desired top skills will be highlighted.

read more

New Resume Designs and Platinum Packages

New Resume Designs and Platinum Packages 150 150 Donna

Here at the Personal Touch Career Services, we are always looking for ways to improve our services.  Part of that is the creation of new and fresh resume designs, for both business and private service job seekers. After testing these resume to ensure their effectiveness, we are offering three new designs: the clean lines resume, the gray lines resume and…

read more