Laura Smith-Proulx, Executive Director of An Expert Resume, has been a career professional since the early 1990’s, establishing her own business in 1998.  She is an executive resume writer, national columnist, author, LinkedIn and SEO enthusiast, and past recruiter.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin. She is credentialed as a Twitter Career Strategist, Professional Resume Writer, Career Management Coach, Reach 360 Personal Brand Analyst, and Interview Coach through Career Coach Academy, the Professional Association of Resume Writers, and Reach Communications.

A columnist and contributor to Examiner, The Denver Post, and other media outlets, she educates job seekers on best practices in executive job search, career marketing, personal branding, and LinkedIn optimization.

Winner of more than 30 Career Directors International annual TORI (Toast of the Resume Industry) competition, Laura has authored How to Get Hired Faster: 60+ Proven Tips and Strategies to Access the Hidden Job Market, with resumes selected for publication in 8 career industry books.

A job search strategist who combines corporate experience with a lifelong passion for writing, she partners with leadership candidates to develop branded resume and executive portfolios, plus optimum strategies for a memorable digital identity through LinkedIn.

For more information about Laura, check out these links:

An Expert Resume
Laura’s LinkedIn Profile
On Twitter, as @ResumeExpert

Double (or Triple) Your LinkedIn Profile Views with Keywords

Laura Smith-Proulx explains how and where to include your most important keywords in your LinkedIn Profile.

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The Best LinkedIn Job Headline When You Are Unemployed

The best job title to use on LinkekdIn when you are unemployed.

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How Recruiters View Your LinkedIn Profile Photo

Job-Hunt’s LinkedIn for Job Search Expert, Laura Smith-Proulx shares feedback she collected from recruiters on the use of a photo on LinkedIn Profiles – why photos work, and which are best for job search.

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The Secret to Building Credibility with Recruiters: Gather Solid LinkedIn Recommendations

Job-Hunt’s LinkedIn for Job Search Expert Laura Smith-Proulx describes how to use gather recommendations on LinkedIn.

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How to Use LinkedIn for Competitive Edge

Learn how to analyze your visibiliey on LinkedIn and learn how to compete effectively with others on LinkedIn.

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Advance Your Job Search with LinkedIn’s Advanced People Search

Job-Hunt’s LinkedIn for Job Search Expert Laura Smith-Proulx steps you through 3 ways to use LinkedIn’s Advanced People Search to help you with your job search.

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Leverage Your LinkedIn Profile’s Professional Headline for Findability & Branding

Job-Hunt’s LinkedIn for Job Search Expert, Laura Smith-Proulx shows you how to leverage your LinkedIn Profile’s Professional Headline for your job search.

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How to Leverage Your LinkedIn Competitors

Job-Hunt’s LinkedIn for Job Search Expert, Laura Smith-Proulx describes, in 5 steps, how you can improve your LinkedIn Profile by studying your competitors’ Profiles.

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How to Leverage LinkedIn Smartly When You Are Unemployed

Unemployed? Laura Smith-Proulx shares 3 important stratagies to leverage LinkedIn for a shorter job search.

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How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile’s Findability

Being findable on LinkedIn is essential! Follow these 4 steps to improve your LinkedIn profile so it is more findable and visable to recruiters and hiring managers.

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Will LinkedIn’s Resume Assistant Help You Write a Great Resume?

Job-Hunt’s LinkedIn for Job Search Expert Laura Smith-Proulx offers some important points to consider before you use this new LinkedIn app.

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How to Maximize LinkedIn Broadcasts for Your Job Search

Job-Hunt’s LinkedIn for Job Search Expert Laura Smith-Proulx explains how to maximize the LinkedIn broadcast options for your job search.

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What Employers Wish You Knew About LinkedIn

Job-Hunt’s LinkedIn for Job Search Expert Laura Smith-Proulx shares what employers have told her about how important LinkedIn is for job search and for credibility.

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How to Find and Connect with Recruiters on LinkedIn

Laura Smith-Proulx shows you how to connect with recruiters on LinkedIn.

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How to Write a Knockout LinkedIn Summary (About Section)

5 techniques for improving your LinkedIn About section to attract – and impress – recruiters and potential employers.

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3 Ways to Update Your LinkedIn Profile Unobtrusively

How to update your LinkedIn Profile without calling attention to your actions and your job search.

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3 Benefits of LinkedIn Status Updates for Your Job Search

Job-Hunt’s LinkedIn for Job Search Expert, Laura Smith-Proulx shows you 3 ways LinkedIn status updates help your job search.

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3 Reasons Your LinkedIn Profile Is Failing You

If you aren’t finding LinkedIn helpful for your job search, the reason is probably one or more of these 3 reasons.

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How to Write a Powerful LinkedIn Headline (Examples)

Job-Hunt’s LinkedIn for Job Search Expert Laura Smith-Proulx explains a 4-step process for making your LinkedIn Professional Headline powerful and effective for your job search.

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LinkedIn Tips for Job Seekers Over 50

Laura Smith-Proulx offers insight into how and why job seekers over 50 can successfully use LinkedIn to attract recruiters and potential employers.

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