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Top Technology Skills of 2018 on LinkedIn


LinkedIn’s release of skill ranking data is critical to ensuring correct skills are shown on your resume and LinkedIn profile.  LinkedIn shares this aggregated data in several different ways (Jobs and In-Demand Skills & Skills Companies Need The Most).  However, the top technology-related (with marketing management as #1) skills are shown below according to 1 – 20 ranking.

  1. LinkedIn Data Reveals the Most Promising Jobs and In-Demand Skills of 2018
  2. The Skills Companies Need Most in 2018

Top Technology Skills of 2018 on LinkedIn


The soft skills companies need most

Soft skills certainly take no back burner placement to the hard skills shown above. Having communication and trust skills are just as relevant as the actual hard skill performed.


LinkedIn Workforce Report | Washington, D.C. | January 2018

And to wrap this up LinkedIn recently released their LinkedIn Workforce Report for Washington, DC. Learn and read more about LinkedIn’s Workforce Report for the Washington, DC area January 2018.

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Do you approach LinkedIn with the deer in the headlights look? Learn how not too……

How do you start your day when you fire up LinkedIn for social connecting, sales success, job search etc.?

Know what you plan to accomplish in the time you have on LinkedIn. Let’s say you have only a half hour to make a presence on LinkedIn today. Without a plan, you may end up here, there and everywhere. The next thing you know time has gone by with nothing more than reading a lot of post headlines and articles with no real social connecting. Hey, reading is key BUT so is responding to the content.

Have a plan and work your plan

A short checklist to plan your precious time while on LinkedIn. Not rocket science but a useful list to refer to. Don’t miss at the bottom of this list is a link to download and print.

LinkedIn tried and true tips

Note: Mix it up daily!

  1. Today, I will like/comment to five (5) of my connections posts
  2. Today, I will share a few posts that I particularly like and find of great value
  3. Today, I will look at ‘who you may know’ (LinkedIn suggestions) and request connections
  4. Today, I will enter a couple of my groups and add my insight to a question or article
  5. Today, I will go to my connections tab and wish someone a happy birthday or congrats on a new position
  6. Today, I will update my status with another’s great content found on LinkedIn or another platform
  7. Today, I will respond to a couple messages (that are not deemed spam) with a thank you or no thank you
  8. Today, I will share a helpful article with your favorite group on LinkedIn
  9. Today, I will purposely seek to give honest, constructive feedback to an opinion I may not necessarily agree with
  10. Today, I will use the endorsements feature to increase my visibility by endorsing others
  11. Today, I will give a recommendation to another I have worked with or who have positively influenced me professionally
  12. Today, I will write an article that does not promote myself – but offers insight as to who I am as a person personally and professionally. Be human!

Anyway, I just wanted to share with you some daily to-do’s to being on LinkedIn and thought perhaps you, your business, coworkers and office staff could benefit. Have any specific questions about the tips above? Leave a comment below and I’ll respond soonest.

★Also, please add to the list in the comments. Your strategy matters! ★

One final note on this topic…when I first started on LinkedIn I didn’t know which way to go. (Again) I was here, there, and everywhere. One breakthrough idea was to start noting my actions on the platform as well as closely watching what others were doing. For several years I keenly observed and that is where this list was born. For more concrete lists/tips visit our SlideShare uploads – there you’ll find this list in a printable format as well as another titled: 5 Best Practices to Get Started on LinkedIn and Staying Connected

Carla Deter is the founder of LinkedIn Profile & Executive Resume Writing Service located in the Washington, DC area. Her ‘solutions, not services’ include supporting a full range of professional levels from C-Suite, small business, entrepreneurs, associations, attorneys, realtors, and busy executives with LinkedIn Profile Optimization and Audit Review, Executive Resume Reformation and all areas of Business Content Writing. She is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post as well as various other online media publications. She can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter: @FXVAcarlad Read more…

5 Key Points to Make Your Resume Stunning in 2018

Every month I personally review a large number of resumes and LinkedIn profiles so I’m able to provide insight into how one resume or profile compares to another job seeker and what recruiters are seeking.


We’ve all been told that looks don’t matter as much as substance. But, in the case of your resume, this just isn’t true.  Often, when I review resumes I find the design to be visually uneven.  The appearance may not be polished, and it doesn’t say ‘high potential.’  Your resume is your marketing tool.  It’s the first impression a potential employer has of you.

Use bullets to emphasize (but not too many as it’s difficult to zero in on the most important information). The size and type of bullet are also important. Too large is not visually appealing and a distraction.

Make sure the additional pages have contact information on them.  If your resume gets printed and a page is separated, the hiring manager can then still be able to identify you.

Brevity is important of course but if some phrase or statement is too short to convey something new or interesting about you – it should be removed or rewritten.

Having a ‘Reference Available’ section is not necessary.  Employers typically assume you’ll have this on hand during interviews.


A career summary should be present. Get off on the right foot by giving the ‘whole picture’ of who you are as a professional.  This is a key component to compel the hiring manager to keep reading.  Clearly define yourself as a professional from the start before delving deeper into your work experiences.

The wording of your resume can either convey you as a ‘doer’, or an ‘achiever.’  When job descriptions read as task-based opposed to results-based – it only tells what you did and not what you achieved. Employers want to see achievement. Think quantitative results when available ($,%, Increased….Decreased).

Use of language can make all the difference too!  For example:

Passive Language/Doing: Negotiated contract with vendors.

Action Language/Achieving: Decreased administrative costs by 30% by negotiating pricing and fees with vendors.


The size of your resume from a digital standpoint is just as important as the content and presentation. For example, a resume at 143kb is quite large. Trimming down pieces of your resume will decrease the size; yet, also by standardize fonts and formatting.  Great amounts of varying fonts, division lines, graphics etc. can make a resume unusually large and simply does not pass through some digital systems (especially the older ones).  Also, a Microsoft Word resume document is preferred as a PDF saved resume is not easily read by digital scanners.


90%+ of all Hiring Managers use a resume scanning software to filter candidates for the application pool. Your resume is passed through and the software uses filters to determine the real talent from the hundreds, sometimes thousands, of candidates that apply for a single open position.

The filters will pull out specific criteria that match what Hiring Managers are looking for and may read like this:

“Stephanie NeedsaJob’s experience appears to be concentrated in Human Resources | Other, with exposure to Bookkeeping, Office Management | Payroll Tasks. Stephanie has 20 years of work experience with 10 years of management experience including a mid-level position.”

If Stephanie is seeking a position in Human Resources – her resume is looking good. Therefore, it is so important to tailor the resume to the position in which seeking and not only past experiences; hence, generalized.  Make sense?

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) automatically designate a Best Fit based on your experience level and the kinds of keywords spread throughout your resume. The ATS will also assign a weighted score to Key Skills and Competencies from your resume to paint a picture of who you are as a potential employee. So, TOP SKILLS and Other Core Competencies should be clearly stated.


The perspective of another brings to your personal pitch a neutral view of what your resume conveys opposed to what you believe it conveys. The benefits of ‘an outsider’ can help identify and optimize the success of your new job search or career change. It may seem daunting but a regular review of every word or sentence is a good idea too. You may not see awkward phrases and grammar errors – you and the perspective of another working together can bring about a winning resume and get you off to a good start in 2018.

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