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Kristin Johnson
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Who has other #LinkedIn  Search tips to share? I'd love to read yours in the comments of my latest #LinkedinPublisher  Post. Please read and share, if you like :-) Thank you!

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If there is one thing I hear frequently about social media.......it’s that it’s a gigantic time-suck. Sit down to check Facebook or do a simple Internet search, and the next thing you know you’ve spent an hour or more with little to show for it.And woe unto you if you try to find any information on the web that’s not straightforward. You could spend parts of days or weeks searching for the song or book you remember from your childhood, your neigh...
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Enjoy this handy guide I posted to the PD blog. I hope you find it useful!
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I'm catching up with the latest developments in the world of LinkedIn for a class I'm teaching. I have to say that each time I visit this group, I'm always impressed with how brilliant you all are. Thank you for being so freakin' awesome. I could stay up all night reading and liking these posts. 

One of the things I'm focusing on in the class is writing a clear, compelling, well-branded profile summary and experience sections. Anyone want to share some good writing techniques, tips, or resources? 

When I present about LinkedIn, there are always lots of how-tos and technical bits to share, but this time I'm going hardcore into writing and strategy, which is a little scary as I've never done a workshop like that before. I'd love your ideas and thoughts! 

Thanks in advance! Keep up the good work :-)
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Thank you all so much for the ideas! Great tips I'll be sure to share. Once I get the webinar done, I'll message you the link if you want to check it out :-)
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Hi everyone! Thank you all for the expertise you share in this group. It's been my go-to resource for getting the latest LinkedIn tips to clients and readers this year. By posting and sharing here, you've helped me expand my business, and you've helped some great folks get into new positions. You make a difference and I wanted you to know.

If you've connected with me on #LinkedIn -- thank you! If not, please do :-) I'd love for you to read this post, share, and spread some gratitude among those you appreciate this holiday season. 
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What a nice note! I couldn’t +1 this fast enough. Thank YOU Kristin for being a member of our coach community and for the love.
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Hi Experts! I've been selected to present on LinkedIn at a regional conference, Madison Nonprofit Day. My speech is titled "10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Boost Your Nonprofit's Visibility" I've got my outline done and lots of things I want to touch on, but I thought I'd ask you all for your best tips that align with this topic. I'm focusing on promoting the organization's message, attracting volunteers, fundraising, and promoting events. I'd love to know your thoughts. Thank you!
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Thank you +Andrew Brandt and +Steve Cassady for the ideas. Some great tips. All these posts have really built my confidence, as they were confirmation that I am on the right track. Thanks again!
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For great #jobsearchtips , follow me on Slideshare! Here's my most recent presentation on writing a #coverletter  that actually gets read!
9 Ways to Get Your Cover Letter Read The stats: Career Directors International’s 2012 Global Hiring Trends Survey, 26% of hiring authorities state that they continue to read cover letters. That’s over one reader out of every four! 8 out of 10 HR professionals spend less than one minute reading a cover letter (2005 SHRM survey). 2011 Saddleback College in Orange County, California survey. Of 87 respondents: • 12.6 per cent preferred a full-page co...
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Writing a cover letter can be almost as intimidating as asking for a date!
Cover letters not your forte? You're not alone. With these tips, you’ll soon be creating compelling cover letters that will help you land interviews.
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A little something to keep on hand for future reference :-)
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I'm a little late to the party, but I finally published a post on the LinkedIn background image. Better late than never, right? ;-) Thanks +Donna Svei for the examples of nice profiles! I had to feature +Viveka von Rosen's profile, too, as her's reinforced the importance of having your contact info front and center. Let me know what you think! 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141013033804-39499628-how-to-use-the-latest-linkedin-brand-building-tool?trk=prof-post
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Looks really great and, I'm not sure that having your photo again works. It means when I look at your profile there are 2 photos. The words profession is hardly visible and direction I can't see at all. It's because your header covers most of it up. Contact details are visible okay. But do you really want your contact details visible to all even non-connections. People can just grab your email address and add you to their mailing lists? Just a few thoughts to consider.
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Great, simple tips from +Ariella Coombs. I needed to do some of these things this Monday. Thanks for the helpful post Ariella!
Got a touch of the “Weekend Flu” or the “Monday Blues” today? You’re not alone. Here are some tips for CRUSHING your Monday morning today.
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Why am I a Toastmaster? Read this and find out! Then, come to a +Madison Achievers Toastmasters Club #1521807 meeting (TONIGHT at 7pm, by the way) and check it out for yourself. Guests are always welcome! We meet at the MGE Innovation Center in University Research Park, 505 S. Rosa Road, Room #213.   #toastmastersinternational  
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Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Dietetics
  • Ashwaubenon High School
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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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Resume Writer, Career Coach, Job Search Coach, Social Media Consultant
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    Resume Writer, Career Coach, Social Media Consultant, present
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9 Ways to Get Your Cover Letter Read
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We are excited to announce that we reached a big milestone today: there are now more than 300 million LinkedIn members in the world! More th

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You know when you open your LinkedIn profile and there’s a big box that shows you who has endorsed you for skills you don’t have? Because Li

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Brent Peterson, one of my favorite bloggers (StandAndInspire.com), posted a message on Google Plus this morning that holds terrific intervie

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Kristin laid out the basics about the Applicant Tracking System, and for you, it is a must listen show!

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Should you negotiate your job offer? If you know you won’t take the offer you’re given, yes, do this. But what if you want the job? Or need

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OK, so maybe you haven’t won an Oscar (yet), but if you have received career-related awards such as trophies, plaques, certificates, and Wor

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