Career Resource Center strives to help change lives and strengthen communities with confidence-building, results-focused employment resources.  
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How can I use LinkedIn more effectively in my search?
No matter where you are in your job search,  COVID-19 virus has completely changed the normal way of doing business. While you remain at home and are finding ways to keep yourself busy, now is the perfect time increase your chances of finding employment using LinkedIn.

Review and update your LinkedIn headline
Your headline is the first thing that people, including recruiters, will see when they view your profile. Make sure that you have a compelling and unique headline so that you stand out from other users. Place a focus on keywords that people will use to search for you on LinkedIn.

Expand your network on LinkedIn to find job opportunities
Review your list of current connections and make sure that you have not forgotten that former colleague, supervisor, vendor, alma mater or industry contacts. Your network is critical as many people hear about hidden job opportunities when speaking with members of their network for advice and recommendations. So, make that call or launch a video meeting.

Search for jobs and identify contacts
Job postings can be found on LinkedIn by clicking on “Jobs” in the main menu. While you can simply apply for a position through LinkedIn, your chances of getting an interview are enhanced if you can build a relationship with someone at that company. This person can help get your resume in front of the hiring manager. LinkedIn is a great resource for identifying such a person. A resume plus a relationship is key, so fully leverage LinkedIn.

Below is an article and a video that might provide you some ideas and motivation to keep your job search going! 

- Brent White – Job Search Strategist, CRC Board Member and Advisor
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Career Resource Center is celebrating 29 years of transforming careers, having assisted nearly 14,000 individuals in their quest for employment.
Career Resource Center is the proven confidence-building, employment resource featuring individualized attention, education, training and coaching by industry professionals.  
This nonprofit is able to make a significant impact because of over 100 volunteers who deliver services and assist with operations and the diversity of donors who believe in our mission. 

We are sorry that we cannot meet you face-to-face.

These are unprecedented times. CRC wants you to know that as soon as the stay-at-home order is lifted and it is safe for businesses to reopen, CRC looks forward to helping job seekers in its Lake Forest office.
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