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Best things I've written in 2013

LinkedIn: What To Include In Your Work History

It's amazing to think about the ways LinkedIn has changed the way we interact - not only with each other, but also with our own data. LinkedIn has become the preeminent professional networking site amassing nearly 260 million users in 200 countries-and accomplishing all of this in just under 11 years (for context, Google, founded in 1998, is older).

Dealing with LinkedIn Endorsements (Digitally Remastered Edition) | Humanus on

UPDATE: It's been a few months since my original post on LinkedIn's Endorsement feature, and, predictably, they're still around. And people are still asking why. Attorney Robert Ambrogi wrote an interesting piece on the topic recently, questioning whether LinkedIn endorsements would violate legal ethics. While this applies specifically to attorneys, it raises an interesting question,...

How to avoid being invisible on LinkedIn | Humanus on

You should already know that it is not a great idea to use your LinkedIn headline to advertise that you are in transition with slogans like 'looking for the next opportunity' or 'currently unemployed.' A better approach is to build a strong profile that showcases your skills and demonstrates your ability to a potential employer.

On the oft discussed topic of cover letters | Humanus on

Image courtesy of Ivan Melenchon Serrano - There is a great deal of disagreement as to whether job seekers should include a cover letter when applying for a job. I have written in the past that I think cover letters are generally not necessary. Most postings don't ask for one, and generally, that means...

Social media, privacy, and your job search | Humanus on

In January I wrote an article for about Maryland's passage of a social media privacy law. In all, 6 states--California, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan & New Jersey, in addition to Maryland--passed similar legislation in 2012, providing protection to job seekers and current employees (note: a number of states also extend protection to students from academic...

Five enduring resume myths

There is no shortage of information available to job seekers looking to update their resumes. While much of the information is designed to help job seekers develop an effective resume, it is unfortunately also true that some of the advice is contradictory, outdated, or simply poor.

The little things that will kill your job search momentum

"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." John Wooden, legendary UCLA basketball coach & Naismith Hall-of -Famer When an athlete starts to perform below his or her typical performance level-commonly known as going into a slump-often the thing that helps them through it is giving extra attention and focus to the little details.

This is how I'd fix LinkedIn's Endorsement feature | Humanus on

As I have written in the past, I am no fan of LinkedIn's Endorsement feature. But, I'm also a realist. As Brad Mauney, LinkedIn's Group Product Manager, pointed out in a recent interview, Endorsement is one of LinkedIn's most popular features. What that means is, like it or not, endorsements are likely here to stay.

The benefits of working with a career coach

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 employment projections, Baltimore ranks 9th on the list of top 10 large metro areas for projected job growth between 2010-2020. The sectors expected to experience the strongest overall growth include construction, professional & business services, leisure & hospitality, and education & health services.

The perfect résumé, and other myths | Humanus on

SPOILER ALERT: There is no such thing as the perfect résumé. In related news, the Loch Ness Monster, the Abominable Snowman, the Easter Bunny, and bi-partisan cooperation in Congress all may or may not exist. Creating a résumé is not about perfection--it's about effectiveness.

  • Warren White is a relationship builder. As a sought-after thought leader in the fields of Career Transition and Human Resources, Warren possesses over a decade of experience providing strategic guidance, coaching and leadership to individuals and organizations in the mid-Atlantic region.

    Warren has counseled individuals at career levels ranging from new/recent college graduates to experienced business leaders, in career fields such as technology, finance, law and marketing, and in private and nonprofit sectors. During a major recession, Warren provided his expertise for nearly 100 financial services professionals impacted by an acquisition and subsequent workforce reduction.

    Warren writes a blog, Humanus, on topics related to HR, job search strategy, and social media--and particularly what happens when those three areas intersect. He also writes regularly on job search strategy for Warren is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Human Resource Association of the National Capital Area (HRA-NCA), the Chesapeake Human Resources Association (CHRA), and the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC).

    Warren possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College, and holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute. He lives in Baltimore, MD.

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