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Creating a LinkedIn profile can help advance your professional career. Whether you’re looking for a job or for ways to connect with clients, coworkers or other alumni from your alma mater, LinkedIn’s networks can give you a professional edge.

However, it can be hard to effectively describe yourself in this kind of format. Here are some things to keep in mind as you fill in the blanks.

Be professional, but show...

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In an effort to keep companies connected, the role of video conference calls has become vital (and yet still a little difficult to navigate at times). Here are some video-conferencing etiquette tips to keep in mind that will improve the effectiveness of your calls – from someone who has led and attended countless meetings, in-person, over video conferencing and on the phone.

1. Mics tend to amplify background noises much louder than speakers'...

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Strong client relationships underpin professional success, whether you’re directly involved in sales or your primary role is on the technical side. Developing clients’ trust takes time, but talking with clients doesn’t have to be intimidating.

Everyone is a potential client, but don’t approach people that way. Treat them like a person first, whether they’re a high-ranking official or a young staffer. Building trust is the foundation to a strong relationship.

Here are...

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About 7 percent of Americans are military veterans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Transitioning from a branch of the service to a civilian career can pose its own set of challenges. But many employers recognize that military training can be an asset, especially in fields where people must work in teams to complete detailed projects.

At Freese and Nichols, we have employees who have served in just about every branch of the...

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Having a mentor where you work gives you a friend, teacher and a guide who can offer his/her own life experiences.

Chances are that whatever you’re going through in your career, the mentor has already been there. The mentor also gives you someone besides your boss or immediate co-workers to bounce ideas off of and help look out for you.

Investing in the next generation is a big part of the Freese...

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Whether you feel like you’ve aced your interview or not, these next few steps can play an important role in landing the job.

1. Thank-you notes

A well handwritten thank-you note will go a long way in making you stand-out to potential employers. You’re probably wondering why you should mail a thank-you note when it’s faster and more convenient to send an email. Well, for one, an email is not personal, and it can...

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When I was an Engineer-in-Training, my manager at Freese and Nichols encouraged us to get involved with professional organizations but also to devote time to a cause we felt passionately about.

As a result, I’ve become increasingly active with Water for People , an international nonprofit group that focuses on providing “innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water, sanitation, and hygiene problems in the developing world.” One of the reasons I became an environmental...

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Finding a job you love can be a meandering journey that eventually leads you to a position where your skills are a perfect fit, even if you hadn’t imagined yourself there.

It took working in several very different and unrelated fields before I joined Freese and Nichols in a business technology role that has let me build my strengths and discover strengths I didn’t realize I had.

I enlisted in the U.S....

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