Updating your video

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It’s not available to the world, but can bring opportunities your way that might not otherwise pop up.

Most industries move pretty fast these days, so the trends and buzzwords from the last time you updated might not be so relevant anymore. Are there new software programs or skills that are emerging? Even if you’re not actively looking for a job, browsing the current job openings can tell you what the landscape looks like and what language employers are using.

You want the first thing they see to be attention-grabby, but informative.

(No party pics, for -esque Blue Steel pose to show everyone you mean business, so a little smile and approachability can go a long way.RELATED: We have previously advised you to not compulsively update your drivers, and we stand by that.Most hardware drivers that come with your computer—or through Windows Update—are fine.It also doesn’t have to be an official production—a candid shot is fine as long as it’s a clear shot of you and is appropriate for any professional context.Your Linked In profile is the very definition of “first impression.” A hiring manager or recruiter might be browsing, or checking up on you to supplement a job application.

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