Following up on our Jan. 25 article about the differences between your resume and your LinkedIn profile, here are four tips for getting the most out of LinkedIn.
Results from a 2016 survey conducted by the National Association for College Admission Counseling showed 82.2 percent of colleges attributed either “considerable importance” or “moderate importance” to ACT or SAT test scores in admission decisions on first-time freshmen. Last month, we featured an article on the case for the importance of standardized testing in college admissions, but a case can also be made for not taking, or reporting scores for, these seemingly all-important tests.
My neighbors have a child with disabilities; he is wheelchair-bound and non-verbal, although he does smile and sometimes responds in his own way to people when they speak to him. I know his family wants to feel included in the community, which of course means Shabbos meal invitations. I really want to invite them, but I honestly don’t know how to act, what to say, and how to not be weird overall. Complicating matters is that I have a couple of young children, and I’m afraid they’re going to say all kinds of awkward, offensive things if we do have this family over. I feel so guilty that I haven’t invited them in the year that we’ve been neighbors. Any advice?
I am a 20-something, single, plus-sized woman and I am very happy with myself. I am successful, attractive, stylish, and have plenty of friends. The problem is that my parents, who are both in the health field, have been making comments about my weight since, well, forever. They watch me closely when I eat and aren’t shy about telling me what they think about it at every turn. I think they mean well; they want me to be healthy. But, Rivkie, I am healthy! I eat nutritiously, exercise moderately, and don’t smoke or drink. Sure, I like to eat out once in a while and eat dessert on Shabbos, but overall, I am proud of my health habits. How do I explain this to my parents without starting a fight?
Talk to any teacher and you’ll hear strong opinions on the topic of standardized testing. “It’s blatantly unfair!” opponents cry. “Teaching to the test ruins schools!” The proponents then chime in: “How else can we accurately measure large numbers of students? How do we ensure students applying to college are actually college-ready?”
If you have one standard resume and use it to apply for diverse jobs, you’re wasting your time. Instead, it is now widely accepted that you must carefully customize your resume for each vacancy.
At a Job Assist workshop in 2013 (available at http://JobAssist.org/resources/resumes/), we presented an actual announcement for a nursing job and illustrated how a hypothetical candidate could analyze her suitability for the position and craft the appropriate resume for her application.
I’m worried that my work friend “Elena” is in an abusive relationship. She used to vent to me all the time about her boyfriend, “Josh”; how he is so uptight, and how much they fight. At one point, she told me he grabbed her during a bad fight, which really scared her. I told her that it scared me, too, and that it sounds like Josh doesn’t deserve to be with her.
It’s a familiar refrain. “I’m not tired!I’m fine.I don’t want to go to bed!”
Depending on the age, children may want to stay up because they don’t want to miss out on what the family is doing.There may be a special event, or a parent who hasn’t arrived home yet.They may want to feel more like adults or their older siblings.They may want to continue reading, watching, playing, or hangin’.Or, in the case of teenagers, their circadian rhythm is changing and they just aren’t tired as early anymore.
Your resume and your LinkedIn profile are both intended to interest a potential employer in hiring you, or at least in interviewing you. Both recount your work experience, education, and related information. But they differ in four significant ways:
First, your resume should be tailored, or customized, to a specific job opening. In contrast, your LinkedIn profile should cover all of your relevant education and experience.
I recently retired from a long and, I like to think, successful career. While raising a sizable family and working full time, I managed to squeeze in some volunteer work here and there, but I wasn’t able to volunteer as many hours as I would have if I were unconstrained by work and family. Now, however, I am constantly asked to do projects for organizations in the community, and I don’t know how to say no.
“You look so much better with your hair down than pulled back — can you change it before we see my friends?”
“I was so worried when you turned your phone off during that movie. Just keep it on vibrate, okay? I love you so much and need to always be able to reach you.”
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- Poser Problem
- I Wish You Knew: A Child’s View on Divorce
- Resumes – Part 1
- More Than Flirting with Disaster
- ‘Tell Me About Yourself’: Crafting Your Answer
- The College Admissions Essay: Do’s and Don’ts
- Kvetch Overload
- A Match Made in Heaven
- Seeking Inspiration Beyond the High of the High Holidays