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Frank Hutton

Most say Benjamin Franklin* gave us the somewhat depressing feeling that life had little certain to offer except an ending and an obligation to give away your hard earned cash. Whilst I can't disagree about the inevitability of those two elements, I am also convinced they are not the only things certain affect to every human on planet earth.

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Frank Hutton

When speaking at a recent event, some eyebrows were raised when I claimed that poor recruitment causes motivation problems for a team. The impact of poor recruitment has now been quantified by International recruiters Robert Half.

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Frank Hutton

NB: I wrote this article some time ago now so LinkedIn has slightly changed it's format. However, the tab you're seeking still exists (top centre on browser version and bottom right on mobile device) so the rest of the article is valid. Happy hunting - Frank

One of the least used parts of LinkedIn could be the most useful to you. I'm constantly finding users for whom it's a major surprise. I wonder if you can guess what it is?

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Many people are concerned about revealing they are thinking about a potential career move by making adjustments to their LinkedIn profile. You can avoid these being broadcast to the world by downloading and following these simple instructions below.
Frank Hutton
Many people are concerned about revealing they are thinking about a potential career move by making adjustments to their LinkedIn profile. You can avoid these being broadcast to the world by following these simple instructions.
Frank Hutton
Many people are concerned about revealing they are thinking about a potential career move by making adjustments to their LinkedIn profile. You can avoid these being broadcast to the world by following these simple instructions.
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Frank Hutton

Following up on last week's piece, we've uploaded some information which we're sure you'll find helpful.

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Facebook can give you valuable information that is vita to the job hunting process. Here's how not to miss out and stay safe.
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Sometimes you might want to be part of a group in your virtual world, but you may not want to broadcast that to the real world. Here's how to have the best of both...

Interested in a marketing career?

It’s a much improved recruitment market as we enter 2014, but it still seems good jobs are hard to come by. In this session Frank will be exploring the breadth of opportunity that the marketing world can offer you and offers practical advice to ensure your career stays on the boil, not on the back burner.

It will be a high energy session with plenty of time for interaction and live, practical questions to ensure everyone comes away with something of value to help them, whatever your level or the stage of your career.

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Frank Hutton

Like it or not, Social Media affects everyone's life. It's become an integral part of entertainment, corporate communication, customer services, business and prospecting and of course, recruitment. You might be shocked to discover it might mean you've missed out on a career opportunity and you don't even know it...

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Frank Hutton

Poor CVs are ruining the chances of many jobseekers. Thats the assertion of a major survey from the Government's National Careers Service.

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Frank Hutton

I think we all know LinkedIn has become an essential part of the job hunting/application process.

It’s often easy to see when someone is gearing up for change - the number of connections they have suddenly increases, they join more groups, they have a flurry of recommendations appearing  on their profile - all tell-tale signs that they are about to start or are already job hunting; all great news for recruiters who have the tools and knowledge to spot that kind of thing. They will find you if you are what they are looking for. That’s all fine.

However, by limiting your use and interaction with LinkedIn only to times when you’re actively pursuing a move, you could be missing out on its true worth. By maintaining your profile’s currency and through building and cementing your network you bring a host of benefits that dramatically reduce your need to job hunt in the future. Sounds good, doesn’t it!

Don’t believe me? Read on....

Author: 
Frank Hutton

Want more connections, support and encouragement in all aspects related to your working life and your career?

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Frank Hutton

So, should you pack away your CV and job hunting shoes until January and a New Year dawns?

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Frank Hutton

It may not be an effective angle if everyone does it, but I believe there could be some real advantages in the next few months to the new features on the custom-designed job seekers package on LinkedIn.

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Frank Hutton

I believe social media has done us all a big favour. Thank you Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter!

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Frank Hutton

Following yesterday's article, I had an email from an old friend, David Amos, who works in digital publishing and marketing. His latest newsletter echoed some themes and mentioned others, so I thought it worth sharing with you.

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Frank Hutton

When was the last time you really checked an email before hitting send?

When did you last review the CV you've been using for the past 6 months?

When you updated your LinkedIn profile last month, did you check it for spelling?

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Frank Hutton

I've just passed another land mark in my number of LinkedIn connections. They now number more than any number of people I could invite to my next birthday party even if I were to hire the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane.