Should you pursue a certification? Most evidence points to yes. Research for Robert Half’s Salary Guides indicates that the best certifications can increase starting salaries by 10 percent or more. You can even use some certifications as an alternative or in addition to further schooling.
Spring has almost sprung. As you begin making your annual spring-cleaning to-do list, remember to dust off your resume. Periodically updating your resume is just as critical as clearing out junk drawers and tidying up your desk.
When crafting their resumes, many applicants make the mistake of developing exhaustive laundry lists of every job duty they’ve performed. The problem is that prospective employers are far more interested in the impact you made than the tasks you handled.
Sure, you know how to send an invite to other LinkedIn members, but making the most of these valuable connections involves more than just adding them to your network. The real key to maximizing your LinkedIn membership is to employ the same techniques during online networking that you’d use for face-to-face interactions. That often means asking the right networking questions when interacting with others individually and in LinkedIn groups.