I have become lazy on LinkedIn

No, I haven’t been slacking off at work or not taking out the trash or neglecting my children. I’ve simply been replying to LinkedIn invitations with a simple Accept, and that’s it. No thank you note; not even something as basic as, “thanks for connecting with me.” Trust me, I feel awful about this. In my defense, … Continue reading I have become lazy on LinkedIn

Martin Yate’s advice for if you were fired

Guest post from Martin Yate. Firing someone is the single most unpleasant responsibility a manager has, and never a decision that is made lightly. If you have been terminated, it is easy to point the finger of blame, but for your own financial well being, please look at where your other three fingers are pointing … Continue reading Martin Yate’s advice for if you were fired

Can’t we all get along?

Some of my customers, not all, for the most part think recruiters—internal and third-party alike—are unfair and the reason for their failure to get a job. They think recruiters are only concerned with two things: 1) determining if my customers meet 10 out of 10 requirements and 2) want them to work for peanuts. I … Continue reading Can’t we all get along?

A networking success story

On occasion I'll write an entry about people who have landed. I sheepishly admit that what you read below was written 100% by one of my former customers, who acts as  a LinkedIn profile sample for my LinkedIn workshops. Howie, a former member of our career center, has been a true networker, and I imagine he'll continue … Continue reading A networking success story

Don’t neglect these components of your LinkedIn profile; the Photo and Title

Jobseekers and professional should know by now how much a powerful LinkedIn profile can impact their job search, as well as how a poor profile can be detrimental to their online networking success. According to Jobvite, approximately 89% of recruiters/employers use LinkedIn to cull talent on LinkedIn, so it doesn’t take a genius to know … Continue reading Don’t neglect these components of your LinkedIn profile; the Photo and Title

LinkedIn is a professional networking site; don’t over-share

When you hear LinkedIn being called a “social media site,” do you hear fingernails scratching the blackboard? If you do, I’m glad. This means you’re onboard with those who see LinkedIn as a professional networking site. Facebook and Twitter are social media sites and mighty fine ones at that. What makes LinkedIn a professional networking site … Continue reading LinkedIn is a professional networking site; don’t over-share

Why it’s okay to send a handwritten note, and what you should also do

This article is in response to one written for BusinessInsider.com about the pitfalls of sending a handwritten thank you note after an interview. I see the author's points of view, but I would do it differently. I also stress there is no one way to do it right. While many people prefer to send an … Continue reading Why it’s okay to send a handwritten note, and what you should also do