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

How to Handle Duplicate LinkedIn Profiles

Job-Hunt’s LinkedIn for Job Search Expert, Laura Smith-Proulx shows you how to handle duplicate LinkedIn Profiles.

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Serious LinkedIn Mistakes Making You Hard to Find

Laura Smith-Proulx shares 6 serious mistakes people are making that cause them to be invisible in LinkedIn plus how to recover.

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LinkedIn Profile Power: Grab Employer Interest (and LinkedIn Traffic) with Your Success Stories

LinkedIn Expert Laura Smith-Proulx describes how you can increase the impact of your LinkedIn Profile by describing your accomplishments using short, but powerful, success stories.

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Launch (or Re-Launch) LinkedIn for Your Executive Job Search

How to start or re-start your LinkedIn presence when you are launching your executive job search.

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Why Just Joining LinkedIn Is NOT Enough

Job-Hunt’s LinkedIn for Job Search Expert, Laura Smith-Proulx shows you why just joining LinkedIn is not enough.

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Guide to LinkedIn for Executives

Why and how executives can leverage LinkedIn for their careers and their job searches.

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Take Your Executive LinkedIn Profile from Basic to Best-in-Class

How executives can take their LinkedIn Profile beyond basic to best-in-class.

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Executives: Your LinkedIn Summary Is Now the About Section –- and It Is More Important Than Ever

LinkedIn changed the Summary section to the About section, making it more important than ever for executives as Laura Smith-Proulx explains.

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How Your LinkedIn Activities Impact Your Personal Brand

Laura Smith-Proulx offers insight into how your activities on LinkedIn are permanently visible and may impact your job search and your career.

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How Your LinkedIn Profile May Be Turning Off Recruiters

Job-Hunt’s LinkedIn for Job Search Expert, Laura Smith-Proulx shows you how your LinkedIn Profile may be turning off recruiters.

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Refusing or Accepting LinkedIn Connections?

Job-Hunt’s LinkedIn for Job Search Expert Laura Smith-Proulx explains the importance of building your LinkedIn connections for your job search.

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Grab Recruiter Attention with LinkedIn Projects (Examples)

Use the Projects section in your LinkedIn Profile to showcase your accomplishments even if the work wasn’t an official project, and be found more easily by employers and recruiters.

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