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Career Advice/ Networking

3 Ways to Update Your LinkedIn Profile

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It’s the end of the year.

Christmas is over. You’ve watched and rewatched everything National Lampoon. You technically have a couple more days off, but vegging no longer feels right.

You start thinking you should do something professional, but you don’t want to change out of pajama pants.

Good news – updating your LinkedIn profile can help your career development in the new year, and it won’t require a wardrobe change.

If you’re hoping to build a personal brand, enter the running for a promotion, grow your business clientele, or just develop a stronger network, LinkedIn can help. A professional-only platform has over 500 million users and 10 million job listings, LinkedIn has become a true one-stop-shop for everything work-related. Maintaining an active and updated presence on LinkedIn can open up so many professional doors for talent in all career stages.

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Career Advice/ Workplace

3 Things to do When You’re Stuck in a Dead-end Job

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We’ve all been there – stuck in a job that (barely) pays the bills while sucking your very last ounce of inspiration and ambition with every passing hour.

Dead-end jobs aren’t anything new to 20 and 30-something’s that started their career mid-recession. On one hand, we were grateful for the paycheck (those didn’t come easy early 2000’s); on the other hand, we couldn’t believe our educational pursuits had left us stranded amidst a sea of literally-no-future positions.

If you find yourself clocking hours in a position that inspires reoccurring nightmares of spending twenty years doing the same drab thing, with the same drab people, in the same drab company, don’t fret!

There is hope.

Here are three things you can do when find yourself stuck in a dead-end job, besides the lunch hour/after hours job hunt (because that’s a given, right?): Continue Reading…