Category Archives: LinkedIn

4 reasons why your LinkedIn profile needs a strong Media section

This article marks the third of making your LinkedIn profile stronger. The previous two talked about your Summary and Experience sections. Before you read any further, I’d like you to take a moment to read one of the most comprehensive articles … Continue reading

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3 reasons why you need a strong LinkedIn Experience section

While I’m amazed that some people don’t have a LinkedIn Summary, I’m just as befuddled by folks who don’t see the value of a strong LinkedIn Experience section. When employers and visitors see a profile that lacks details in this … Continue reading

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4 reasons why you need a strong LinkedIn Summary

I still remain perplexed that some LinkedIn members put little effort into their Summary section, or don’t have one at all. Would you go to an interview or business meeting without shoes? Of course not. So I wonder why people … Continue reading

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12 egregious mistakes you don’t want to make with your LinkedIn profile

I’ve reviewed many profiles as a workshop facilitator and LinkedIn trainer. Many profiles are well constructed, while others are not indicative of future success. Is it easy to create a compelling profile that gets noticed in a positive way? Not … Continue reading

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Be smart; say, “thank you” when you’re invited to someone’s LinkedIn network

It’s well worth repeating the importance of showing your gratitude for being inviting to someone’s network, especially if you’ve received a thoughtful, personalized note–not the default message LinkedIn provides. In a previous entry I ranted about how sending a thoughtful invite on … Continue reading

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7 ways to drop the ball in the job search

I’m not known for my etiquette. For instance, I often forget to send birthday cards to family members,; or I forget their birthdays entirely. When I’ve forgotten birthdays, I’ve essentially “dropped the ball.” There are a number of ways jobseekers “drop the … Continue reading

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14 traits of a winning LinkedIn group

I’ve talked to my workshop attendees about the importance of participating in groups until my advice sounds like a mantra. “You’ll only benefit from a group if you participate,” I tell them. “Start discussions, contribute to discussions, network within your groups…blah, blah, … Continue reading

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