A link to your LinkedIn profile does NOT replace a resume

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SHOW DATE: May 16, 2012

As helpful as LinkedIn can be to your job search process, it CANNOT replace a
resume. If a job posting request a resume (and they all do), then—GASP!—you must
actually send them a resume. Not only is it lazy to just link to your LinkedIn page,
but it forces the hiring manager to go to a website, log in, and do research. In short,
you’re giving them extra work, and that is not going to leave a good impression.
Listen to Uncle David and Auntie Evan discuss this below.

 

Photos on LinkedIn? YES.

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SHOW DATE: May 30, 2012

It’s not about how good-looking you are (okay, maybe a little bit), it’s how well your photo is shot. So—YES—do a photo. But avoid snap-shots, pictures with baseball caps, or even professional photos with that that super slick, super produced look—you know—with white background and every hair in place. Those over-produced shots are just plain Gordon Gekko creepy. DO use a photo that is a clean shot with a neutral background. Don’t be the guy you avoid in the bar. (Or the steam room—yeah, you know what we’re talking about.) Go with the happy medium. Listen to Uncle David and Auntie Evan debate this below:

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Five-hour energy is all in your head

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SHOW DATE: August 8, 2012

It’s not that it doesn’t do what it says. But studies show that people who use caffeine supplements—like coffee or energy drinks—and people who don’t actually have the same level of alertness on the job. However, if you are downing energy drinks to get you through the day and you go off it, it will make you less alert. And, frankly, miserable. It’s almost like going through withdrawal. The lesson here: Stay on it or stay off it. Listen to Auntie Evan and Uncle David hash this out below:

To survive a background check, do one on yourself first

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SHOW DATE: September 12, 2012

If you are nervous about what people might uncover, do one on yourself first. It’ll make you rest easier. It’s cheap—they cost between 15-20 bucks. Do it. You’ll feel so much better. And if you don’t like what you find, it’ll give you time to create a new identity. Kidding. No, but really. Listen to Auntie Evan and Uncle David discuss this below:

Keep your Customers by adding a Wi-Fi hotspot

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SHOW DATE: August 8, 2012

If you don’t have that in your office you are a loser. It’s free—it doesn’t cost you anything extra, but it will keep your customers happy—and from leaving your office to go to Starbucks where the Wi-Fi is FREE. Write the password on a note, put it on the door or hang it on the wall. It’s just good business. Listen to Uncle David and Auntie Evan discuss this below:

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