Blair Decembrele Heitmann

Linkedin Career Expert at LinkedIn
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Blair leads integrated news marketing communications and brand partnerships at LinkedIn. This includes reinforcing LinkedIn as the destination for professional news and insights through editorial franchises like LinkedIn Lists "Top Companies" and LinkedIn's "Work in Progress" series, LinkedIn Influencer, member publishing and native video. She looks after brand media relations and consumer strategy. Blair also serves as the LinkedIn Career Expert and work with the media to advise professionals on how best to use LinkedIn in their professional lives.

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  • Video interviews were a growing trend even before stay-at-home orders, and we expect for that to continue even after people have gone back to work. Video interviews are a more affordable way for companies to quickly and effectively screen a large number of potential new hires. It could be a good thing for the interviewee, too: Besides the obvious convenient factor, "participating from your own environment where you’re comfortable can help you keep your calm and confidence. It can be difficult if you aren’t able to exchange facial cues or body language at all, or demonstrate your soft skills as easily

    22 May 2021
  • I hear this all the time, for new grads, many of whom have not had extensive work experience, they say that ‘I don’t have any skills.’ And that’s actually not true. It’s important not to discount the in-demand skills that you’ve picked up during your experiences that you’ve had. For instance, stepping up and making masks for the elderly during the pandemic in a volunteer capacity shows creativity, problem solving, leadership, and the type of initiative employers want to see.

    22 May 2021
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