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Improve Your SEO

Type your name into Google. What do you see? Does your LinkedIn profile show up? Are there any professional blog posts written by you? Do an assessment of your online search results and figure out how you can improve your digital footprint.

When improving your SEO (search engine optimization), identify keywords that pertain to your industry and expertise. As you update your social media profiles, incorporate these keywords into your headlines and profile descriptions. These keywords will help you get noticed as employers search for your name online.

The job market in 2015 is steadily improving and finally swinging back in favor of employees who are interested in looking to advance. A new survey by Lee Hecht Harrison found that 48 percent of employees are planning to switch jobs this year – a marked improvement from previous years when workers were just happy to have a job.

Not only is 2015 the year to find a new job, but it's also a great year to earn a higher salary. Research also shows that people who leave their current jobs for a new position are more likely to earn more than those who stay in their current position.

With improving prospects for job openings and salaries, it's important for job seekers to focus on ways they can market themselves for highly sought after positions. Heather Huhman, writing for Glassdoor, has identified five tips for people looking to change jobs in 2015. Finding a new job in 2015 is going to be a goal for many professionals. By following these tips, you'll be able to change jobs and create more opportunities for your career.


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