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5 Ways to Avoid a Big Fib on Your Resume

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

Sometimes to get ahead people may feel the need to lie about their performance. Whether that's in relation to their job, life, or personality is irrelevant. Lying is a form of betrayal, and in some cases this betrayal can be the kiss of death for the relationship. Before resorting to even a white lie there are some things to consider, and there are in fact ways to avoid doing it in the first place.

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Should You Connect with Strangers on LinkedIn?

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

Unlike other sites, like Twitter or Instagram, LinkedIn assumes you know users at least a little when you connect with them. This can be both a good and bad thing. On one hand it makes endorsements and recommendations more valid. If potential employers know people actually have to know you before giving an endorsement, it carries more weight.

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How Closely Should Your LinkedIn Profile Match Your Resume?

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

If you’re in the market for a new job, you know standing out from the crowd and doing things right is of the upmost importance. This applies in both the big picture and the little details in today’s competitive market. So while you’re preparing your interview questions, cover letter and resume, don’t forget to put your best foot forward via your social media accounts, namely by giving your LinkedIn profile a refresh, too.

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How to Use LinkedIn as Your Personal Website

By Jill Kurtz Online Career Tips Contributor LinkedIn is the best place to establish your professional profile and network to build a career and find new opportunities. The site allows you to present all of the same information that personal websites have been used for and had many more benefits.

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5 Career Blunders You Did Not Realize You Were Making

By Libby Kane, Forbes
Special to Online Career Tips

Whatever your chosen profession, we all have something in common: We’re trying to do the best we can in our careers. Of course we aren’t going to gossip about our boss, fail to meet our deadlines or do anything else to jeopardize our jobs or careers … knowingly. We can easily avoid the professional pitfalls we know, but what about the ones we don’t? And even more important, could we be making major mistakes when we think we’re making the right move?

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A Pragmatist’s Guide to LinkedIn(ing)

By Kristen Carter
Contributor, Career Services

Nowadays, you can find a plethora of blog posts and articles referencing how to best maximize your LinkedIn profile during your job search. While much of the content can be repetitious, there is a reason why professionals continue to hone in on particular tactics. Recently, I came across one article that spoke my language, so to speak.

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Why I Accept All LinkedIn Contact Requests

By Dan Schawbel, Forbes
Special to Online Career Tips

I’ve had numerous speaking engagements since 2006 where I’ve touched on how job seekers, employees, entrepreneurs and students can leverage LinkedIn for career and business success.

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4 Steps to a Winning LinkedIn Profile

By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Contributor

It takes time and effort to maintain a profile on LinkedIn. Recently, I have been contacted by several people who are overwhelmed by this social media site and want a step-by-step guide on what they need to do to have a great profile without spending too much time.

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