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.
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Laura Smith-Proulx explains how and where to include your most important keywords in your LinkedIn Profile.
The best job title to use on LinkekdIn when you are unemployed.
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.
Job-Hunt’s LinkedIn for Job Search Expert Laura Smith-Proulx describes how to use gather recommendations on LinkedIn.
Learn how to analyze your visibiliey on LinkedIn and learn how to compete effectively with others on LinkedIn.
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.
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.
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.
Unemployed? Laura Smith-Proulx shares 3 important stratagies to leverage LinkedIn for a shorter job search.
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.
Job-Hunt’s LinkedIn for Job Search Expert Laura Smith-Proulx offers some important points to consider before you use this new LinkedIn app.
Job-Hunt’s LinkedIn for Job Search Expert Laura Smith-Proulx explains how to maximize the LinkedIn broadcast options for your job search.
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.
Laura Smith-Proulx shows you how to connect with recruiters on LinkedIn.
5 techniques for improving your LinkedIn About section to attract – and impress – recruiters and potential employers.
How to update your LinkedIn Profile without calling attention to your actions and 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.
If you aren’t finding LinkedIn helpful for your job search, the reason is probably one or more of these 3 reasons.
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.
Laura Smith-Proulx offers insight into how and why job seekers over 50 can successfully use LinkedIn to attract recruiters and potential employers.