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The Skills that Really Matter on Your Handshake Profile

Your skills section is one of the most important parts of your Handshake profile—if you do it right. The keywords in this section help Handshake recommend relevant jobs to you. Your skills also help recruiters find you on Handshake. And it lets them easily understand your skillset, without digging through your resume.  We analyzed the…

Your Personal Brand: Using LinkedIn to Enhance Your Social Media Image

By now your mom has probably told you to be careful what you post online because of how it might look in the future. Well, mom is right again. Believe it or not, employers do care about what you post on social media because it allows them to get a glimpse of your personal brand.…

The 4 Key Elements of a LinkedIn Profile

“What’s the purpose of LinkedIn?” a professional asked the Fairygodboss Community recently. “I have added my profile information, job experience, education, samples of my work and have connected with people, but I still don't understand LinkedIn's purpose for a job seeker. Most professionals have a LinkedIn, but is it just a glorified online resume?” Expert members of…

Career Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring weather got you in a cleaning mood? Freshen up with this checklist! Dust Off Your Resume When’s the last time you updated your resume?  Might be a good idea to give it a quick look over and make sure it includes: Your current GPA. Change a major or add a minor or certificate? Be…

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When looking for a job, a lot of the time we focus on our outward image— how to present ourselves to an employer, how to write a well-crafted resume and how to act in a professional manner. Just as important as our outward image is our online image. Online image is how we represent ourselves…

5 Career Resolutions to Make 2018 Great!

It's a new year and everyone likes to talk about resolutions. There's nothing wrong with tackling super ambitious fitness goals or bucket list items like learning to speak French, but maybe you can do something that's a bit simpler and can enhance your career planning and employment prospects. Here are 5 things you can do…

4 Steps To Bring You Career Cheer!

Hopefully by now you have had a little time to unwind and relax from the close of fall semester.  And while the next 4 weeks will likely be full of good food, family, friends and a few Netflix binges it's important you take advantage of your down time to do a few things to help…

Saving Face(book): A Guide on Tailoring Your Online Image

It has never been more important to watch what you post online, especially if you are on the job market. According to CareerBuilder, upwards of 76% of recruiters are utilizing social media as a means to screen potential employees. It may sound so simple; if your mother shouldn’t see it, neither should an HR manager.…

Fall in Love With Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is easy to forget about, that is, until springtime hits and big buzzwords like “summer internship” and “graduation,” start to fill the classroom air. Here are five easy tips to fall in love with your LinkedIn profile this February, just in time to snag a great summer gig. Don’t get lazy, fill out every…

Formula for success: 5 steps, 90 minutes, 1 week… repeat!

Now that you are back from Spring Break, the end of the semester probably seems right around the corner! It’s a busy time of year but also remember that you can squeeze in a few minutes of fruitful career planning each week.  In less than 90 minutes you can make some great headway on your…