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Kristin Johnson
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Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lives in Madison, WI
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Thanks. It is fun working together like this. 
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With all of the discussion on here about people being SWAMed, and after it happened to a couple of friends, I wrote this summary to help clients know how to deal with it. I'd love to know what you think and if you have any additional advice. (Feel free to share, too :-) So love the ideas I get from this group! Thanks, everyone. 

http://www.careerealism.com/linkedin-swam/
LinkedIn SWAM (Site-Wide Automated Monitoring) was intended to discourage spamming. But it can stop you from doing normal tasks. Learn how to get around it.
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You are correct on all counts, Andrew. Many group owners have complained to the Help Center, but since these features have not yet rolled out, no one knows what the implications will be. If it happens as you describe (this is my understanding as well), there will be many ramifications for group owners and managers that may spell an end to LinkedIn Groups.
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SWAM might seem like a good idea for group members who bombard others with self-serving or irrelevant posts, but what if it happens to you?
LinkedIn SWAM (Site-Wide Automated Monitoring) was intended to discourage spamming. But it can stop you from doing normal tasks. Learn how to get around it.
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Nowadays, learning to write shorter, tighter cover letters can mean the difference between getting an interview — or ending up in the reject pile.
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Sorry to hear about your PTSD. That can be devastating. I'm glad you regained some balance in semi-retirement. Sounds lovely!
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Having trouble posting to #LinkedIn  groups? This is a must read!
LinkedIn SWAM (Site-Wide Automated Monitoring) was intended to discourage spamming. But it can stop you from doing normal tasks. Learn how to get around it.
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Excellent resume strategy from +Donna Svei The Avid Careerist.
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Thank you, +Mark Anthony Dyson, for interviewing me last week on the subject of #ATS  and your #resume . The Voice of Job Seekers is a great resource for your career. Everyone, please listen, share, and subscribe! :-)
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Thanks so much for sharing this special episode!
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Sometimes, a person’s career history is so complex, or they are encountering a particular job-change transition obstacle, that they require more job search strategy than a pretty piece of paper. 
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Resume Writer, Career Coach, Job Search Coach, Social Media Consultant
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  • Profession Direction, LLC
    Resume Writer, Career Coach, Social Media Consultant, present
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Kristin is owner of Profession Direction, LLC, and a TORI award-winning, 6-times certified resume writer, job search coach, and social media consultant.
Introduction
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." ~Henry David Thoreau

It is possible to achieve your dreams! For years, I was unsure of what I wanted for my career. I had an eclectic career path, where I was searching for that “right fit.” I dreamed of owning a business, and writing for a living, but didn’t know how to achieve that.

A career coach helped me see what was possible. She was so helpful, I decided to become one. Coaching can provide the same direction for you.

Why hire hire me as your coach or resume writer?

✔ 6 Careers Industry Certifications
✔ MASTER-TRAINED with international experts
✔ Targeted, branded, interview-winning resumes
✔ One-on-one personal service
✔ AWARD-WINNING: 2nd place Most Creative resume 2012 Toast Of the Resume Industry (TORI) award.

Superior career services for YOU:

COACHING
✦ Career Coaching—Discover your career direction with guidance that is creative, compassionate, and kind.

✦ Job Search Coaching—Target your search and strategy to get you hired faster!

✦ Personal Branding—Develop a signature statement to describe your core talents.

WRITING
✦ Resumes/Cover Letters/Social Media Profiles/Bios— Professional career documents that set you apart.

✔ Be infinitely more prepared for an interview.
✔ Receive a better salary offer.
✔ Get hired in your ideal job – faster.

CONSULTING
✦ Social Media—Be more confident in your online presence. Manage your career or business using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google, blogs, and more.

✦ Interview/Networking Prep—Ensure your success with expert techniques.

✦ Outplacement— Presentations | One-on-one | Small group
Coaching | Resumes | Social Media

Visit ProfessionDirection.com to:
✔ Find job search resources
✔ Learn about the coaching/writing process
✔ Get my blog emailed to you
✔ Schedule a no-obligation consultation

Thank you!
Kristin S. Johnson
CC, CARW, CJSS, CCMC, COPNS, CG3C
Profession Direction, LLC
www.ProfessionDirection.com
Bragging rights
Awarded 2nd Place Best Creative Resume by Career Director International's Toast of Resume Industry (TORI) Awards 2012 ✦ Named one of 2013's Top 100 Websites For Your Career by Forbes.com ✦ Named one of Dan Keller's (Career Co-Pilot) 2013 picks for the 101 Career Experts all Job Hunters Should Follow on Twitter
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Dietetics
  • Ashwaubenon High School
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