LinkedIn Crash Course (The easiest way to get started with LinkedIn…ever!)

Are you looking for a better job?

You already know all the reasons you need to be on LinkedIn – but getting started can be intimidating.

That’s why we created the Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Job Seekers… We literally wrote a how-to book to walk you through the process.

And now I’m happy to announce an even easier way to get started using LinkedIn in your job search: The LinkedIn Crash Course.

Sign up for this 100% free course. You’ll receive an email every weekday with one simple task you can do to make your LinkedIn profile better. After a couple short weeks you’ll have a professional looking profile that gets you noticed by recruiters.

In this course you’ll learn:

  1. How to create a LinkedIn account
  2. How to add your work history to your LinkedIn profile
  3. Why Connections are important (and how to get them)
  4. How to write a winning LinkedIn Headline and Summary
  5. The best Groups to join
  6. How to use keywords in your LinkedIn profile


We’ve made it super easy… just click the button below and start today.

Sign up for the LinkedIn Crash Course today



See the World with Credit Card Churning

Intro to Credit Card ChurningCredit Card Churning (Verb.): The art of signing up for multiple credit cards to receive bonuses such as airline miles and free nights at luxury hotels around the world.

In less than 8 months I’ve racked up enough points to fly my wife and me around the world and back – That’s pretty amazing actually, now that I think about it.

Today I’m going to show you how to get started earning points in just a few minutes.

Here’s a quick intro to Credit Card Churning – complete with how to find cards, common pitfalls to avoid, and where to go for more information.

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The Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Job Seekers [Special Announcement]

Ultimate-guide-linkedin-job-seekers-post-headerAnnouncing the Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Job Seekers!

I haven’t been this excited for anything since creating Cubicle Sherpa last year.

Today I finally get to share something amazing with all of you.

If you’ve been reading for a while you know I pride myself on offering you high quality career advice.

No fluff pieces to get clicks – Just the good stuff.

I love that I don’t have deadlines to meet or ad clicks to worry about – That allows me to spend eight months creating something wonderful to share.

And most important – It means I get to spend time creating stuff that will help a lot of people. Read more »

First Entry Level Job: What to Expect

first office job - get your stapler readyResearch shows that happiness is largely dependent on whether or not our expectations are met.

If I promise you $500, but only gave you $50 you’ll be furious.

But if I promised you $10 and then gave you $50 you’re thrilled.

With this in mind I’ll begin by telling you exactly what to expect for the first 3-5 years of your career.

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Starting a new job? Play your Wild Card

New Job Wild Card | Cubicle SherpaWe’ve all played a variation of a card game where one of the cards is designated as the “wild card.”

It’s the best card to get because it beats every other card.

What if you could have your very own professional wild card? One that allows you to ask any question (no matter how silly or obvious) and get a thoughtful answer without being judged by your coworkers.

It’s called the “I’m new” card, and you can play it any time you need answers.

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Ditch Cable Challenge: Reader tips

How our readers live without cableIt’s hard to believe that it’s already been over a month since the Ditch Cable Challenge started!

During that time readers and bloggers from around the United States have shared their inspiring stories and clever tricks to help motivate others to finally cut the cord and ditch cable for good. (not to mention how much money everyone is saving!)

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How we ditched Cable — and Stuffed the Pig!

Ditch Cable and stuff the piggy bank full of money[Bob: The hits keep on rolling in! Today Stephanie from Live, or DIY Happy stops by to share yet another success story for the Ditch Cable Challenge - Let's get to it!]

It didn’t take as long as I thought it would to convince my husband that we should ditch the cable. We had just switched back to DirecTV from ATT-Uverse, and we were still forking over nearly $150 a month in cable bills. I’d heard about the Roku on in April.

Boy, did it get me thinking!! With some minor research, some number crunching, and a few weeks of convincing [hubby], we vowed to take the plunge and see how well it would work for us.

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