Leverage LinkedIn

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Did you know that recruiters and hiring managers proactively use LinkedIn to find qualified candidates, even before they have an opening to fill? According to one statistic I found, in 2015 93% of companies use LinkedIn for recruiting, and in 2016 and 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to vet candidates.

What if you found an opening today for your dream job at your dream company? And what if the recruiter and hiring manager actively searched LinkedIn for candidates today, and they found your profile.

What they read in your profile will determine whether they reach out to you, or keep searching.

What career story does your LinkedIn profile, what story does it tell? Does it tell the story of someone who is ready to take on their dream job? What impression is left by your photo and your words?

Does your profile showcase the strengths, skills, passions, and value you would bring to your dream job?

Or is yours like many LinkedIn profiles? Not focused. Not targeted. Not telling your story in a compelling and inspiring way. But rather, leaving it to the reader, the recruiter, to look deeper to find out what you are capable of and ready for?

What if you knew how to set up and really use and leverage LinkedIn to find multiple potential dream jobs in the career you want to pursue – no matter your age or background?

I offer 2 options to transform your LinkedIn profile and learn to leverage LinkedIn so it works for you in your job search and career transformation.

LinkedIn Profile Review and Consult – if you prefer to Do-It-Yourself (and save some money)

You spend 60 minutes with me on the phone, and we walk through your profile in detail.  You walk away with specific high-impact recommendations for your individual profile and customized to your career goals.  These recommendations are tailored to your situation to maximize your personal results.  You will be able to implement all these changes on your own.

Investment: $225


LinkedIn Profile Transformation – a collaborative Done-for-You approach

This will take approximately 4-5 collaborative calls. Think of this as the consult on steroids, where I do the bulk of the work with your input.

When we finish, your profile will clearly and confidently tell your career story.

And you will:

* Attract the attention of recruiters and hiring managers for your ideal next job

* Showcase your career story in a way that highlights who you are, what you offer, and what’s important to you

* Know steps to take to leverage LinkedIn to expand your professional network – to find – and be found by – the job you want

I bring specific expertise in a broad variety of corporate and performing arts industries. If you want someone you can send information to, or have a quick call with, and then have them write your profile for you – I am NOT the right solution for you. I use a highly customized approach to LinkedIn profile development, one that helps you identify the best experiences and achievements to highlight for your job search, and put them in your words, your voice.

Call 773-669-7899 or send an email to get started. You can also click here to schedule a no charge Get to Know You Consult with Lori right now.
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Lori took my old, tired, out of date resume and transformed it into a resume which got results. In transitioning from owning a business back to the corporate world, Lori asked the tough questions to dig out all the relevant skills and accomplishments which would catch the eye of a potential employer. One of the first employers to receive my new resume and customized cover letter (created by Lori) called me for a phone interview, followed by a face to face meeting, and finally offered me a job twenty-four hours after the interview. I’m convinced I would not have even been able to get my foot in the door without my new resume created by Lori. As I told my wife, retrospectively, spending the money to work with Lori was well worth it.

— Howard Kier, Evanston, IL


At the time I hired Lori, I was looking for someone to help me develop a resume which focuses on career transitions. I had hired a coach who did not hear a word I said and sent me a resume that was totally wrong. Lori, on the other hand, did listen to what my needs were and asked me pointed questions. I decided to work with her and never regretted this decision. Lori helped develop two resumes which highlighted skills needed for two different types of positions. She was easy to work with, took all my comments into consideration, and made the appropriate revisions. In the end, I received two resumes which I was totally happy with. I would recommend Lori without hesitation. She is a true professional and a delight to work with.

— Marsha Weil, New York, NY

Client Stories

When I first met Lori, I was in a rut. Having spent 25 years in the same industry, I was bored, max’d out and didn't know what to do next.  I was pigeon-holed into an industry that I was not so fond of, and saw no way to get out.  I felt trapped. Lori understood my predicament, as she had seen it all before -- she was sympathetic, but resolute in knowing that she could help me find answers.  I took great solace in that! 

Through several sessions and dozens of exercises, I began to get a clearer picture of who I am, and where my strengths and talents truly lie.  Working with Lori, I was able to translate that understanding into updated, targeted resumes that quickly produced interviews and gave me the confidence to express myself better than ever before. 

Consulting a Career Coach should be mandatory for anyone in today's work force, and Lori is the best at her profession.

Robert J. Norris, Warrenville, IL