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Writing a Visual Resume

Struggling to make a career change? Try reframing your work experience visually.

AppNewser has more about a free app that turns your LinkedIn profile into a simple and elegant infographic:

Using a new tool at Visual.ly, you can build an infographic out of your LinkedIn resume, showing employers (and yourself) a simple map of your career … You can choose from several different templates, showing employers how many years you spent in various fields, what your key skills are and showcase recommendations on your LinkedIn page.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

LinkedIn Collects Long-Form Posts About Big Ideas for 2013

LinkedIn published a collection of more than 50 essays about the big ideas that will shape 2013, including a number of authors and literary-focused pieces. We’ve collected links to our five favorites below.

Earlier this year, LinkedIn enabled a number of “thought leaders” to create longer posts on the social network, building a collection of short essays from writers and industry leaders.  Here’s more from the post:

We decided to harness that wisdom by polling the thought leaders, and the results were impressive. Industry heavyweights in finance, medicine, education, non-profit, media and more replied enthusiastically to this challenge: What one issue, innovation or event will change the world in 2013? What’s the “big idea” you’ll be betting on?  Over the next year, we’ll ask thought leaders to use LinkedIn to weigh in on a number of other timely and relevant topics, so stay tuned for more online cocktail parties like this one. Let us know in the comments here and in each post, What’s your big idea?

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LinkedIn Groups for Publishing Professionals

LinkedIn joined the New York Stock Exchange today with the initial stock price of $45 per share. As of this writing, the price had rocketed beyond $100, exceeding many expectations.

As the social network grows, there are thousands of publishing professionals you should meet inside the community. We’ve compiled a list of 45 LinkedIn groups for authors, publishers, and readers–a handy introduction to the world of LinkedIn. We’ve also collected a list of eBook groups on the network.

If you want to join these groups, follow LinkedIn’s Finding and Joining a Group directions.

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