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Will LinkedIn’s Big Redesign Help You Land a Job?

Will LinkedIn’s Big Redesign Help You Land a Job?

LinkedIn isn’t the most glamorous social network, but the platform’s upcoming redesign could make it a lot easier to use, and potentially more helpful for job hunting — the update includes a new interface, overhauled search and messaging, and new ways to find job listings. On the other hand, the…

How to Ask Someone to Be a Job Reference

How to Ask Someone to Be a Job Reference

Despite how much has changed in terms of how we search for jobs (we’ve come a long way from paging through the local newspaper’s classified ads section) and the hiring process now being largely virtual, there’s one practice that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere: having to provide references.