Before you ditch the buzzwords, consider that many hiring managers use those same words to search for candidates. How to choose the right words.
By Vickie Elmer, contributor
FORTUNE -- After LinkedIn announced this year's lists of the most overused words in its profiles yesterday morning, an array of people pulled theirs up to see whether they flaunted their "creative," "effective" "track records" a bit too much.
A few tweeted that they had MOREDec 14, 2011 10:19 AM ET
Twitter, Quora, Facebook: It's never been easier to build a personal brand. It's never been easier to mess it up, either. Here's how to toot your horn - without becoming yesterday's news.
By Vickie Elmer, contributor
FORTUNE -- Shama Kabani spends much of her time teaching entrepreneurs and CEOs to promote themselves on social media. She wrote a well-received book, The Zen of Social Media Marketing, owns a growing digital marketing company, and MORENov 15, 2011 5:00 AM ET
FORTUNE -- Think Ferrari and you think beautiful, fast, elite, Italian racing car. That notion pops into your mind even if you have never been behind the wheel of one -- or even in the showroom. "Put a Ferrari in the dark," says Marco Mattiacci, president and CEO of Ferrari North America, "and just by touching the car, you will recognize it as a Ferrari."
It's the type of brand that MORENov 15, 2011 5:00 AM ET
If not, new research from LinkedIn shows why it's time to start. By Anne FisherSep 20, 2011 10:42 AM ET
Career reinvention doesn't happen overnight and certainly requires a concerted effort. Here are a few basic rules to go by and resources to consider using on your journey.Jun 21, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Experts and coaches remind us daily about the importance of keeping in touch with your network. If you're like me, LinkedIn just handed you the perfect alibi on a silver platter.
By Jodi Glickman, contributor
Did you get an email last month from your friends at LinkedIn with the following subject: "Jodi, 86 of your connections changed jobs in 2010"?
If you did, it is quite possibly the best networking opportunity email you'll MOREFeb 1, 2011 2:15 PM ET
Over 80% of employers now look for new hires on LinkedIn. Here's how to make the most of your online "personal brand."
By Anne Fisher, contributor
Dear Annie: I've been working for the same company for the past 19 years, but I just found out my department is being eliminated (outsourced) three months from now, so I'm job hunting for the first time in almost two decades. Obviously, lots of things have MOREJan 13, 2011 12:47 PM ET
As some of you may know, I am very careful about how I Twitter. I occupy my space, but don't do MySpace. And I am not particularly LinkedIn, although I did make the mistake of signing up for it once. Since then, I am importuned daily by people who want me to link to them. I have no desire to do so. I am a virtual hermit, even though my brick MOREBing - Mar 4, 2010 2:03 PM ET
Program your ring tones. Right now I just added "Big Pimpin'" as the signature ring for our head of Sales. She'd really like it. In a few minutes I'm going to download a couple of games. I hear the new Incredible Hulk mobile game is terrific. This would be a departure from most that are associated with films, which are totally bogus.Bing - Jun 12, 2008 12:43 PM ET
It happened again this morning. "Boris Nofziger has invited you to connect on LinkedIn," said my inbox. Hm, I thought. Boris Nofziger. Who the frig is Boris Nofziger.Bing - Apr 1, 2008 11:50 AM ET
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