LinkedIn is a business-oriented social media network that has quite an extensive history behind it, as far as digital social networking goes. The network was launched in 2003,…
Are you considering ditching it all and running away to join the circus? Are your dreams of becoming the next great American novelist are just too vivid to ignore any longer? Do you think you could land a spot on the national Olympics team in curling if it weren’t for that pesky day job? Many of us fantasize about what it would be like to make major career – and life – changes, even when we’re perfectly happy with our current careers. But if you’re seriously considering a career change – not just a move to a new company, but a whole new industry – it can be an exciting and scary time.
‘Tis the season for holiday merriment, spending time with loved ones, gift-giving, and …hiring Santa Clause.
Every winter, thousands of entertainment professionals and others who simply like spreading Christmas cheer eagerly await the chance to compete for Santa gigs at shopping malls, promotional events, and even private gatherings around the western world. As LinkedIn has long been the dominant professional networking site, savvy Santas everywhere set up attractive profiles to draw attention from representatives of the most prestigious (and highest-paying) institutions.
With 2017 rapidly approaching, many professionals are starting to think about finding a new position or making a career change in the New Year. With 87 percent of recruiters using LinkedIn, a fully optimized and updated profile is a great place to begin!
Author’s Note: This article is a complementary piece to the highly praised 17 Resume Improvement Tips for 2017 published on November 22, 2016.