Brand yourself in these 6 major LinkedIn sections

This article originally appeared in recruiter.com.  Many articles talk about how important it is to create and maintain a strong personal brand. Doing this requires consistency across your written, verbal, and online communications. In an Entrepreneur.com article, author Thomas Smale stresses the importance of having an online presence: “Do you have social media profiles? If so, are they fully fleshed out … Continue reading Brand yourself in these 6 major LinkedIn sections

4 ways your LinkedIn photo is an impostor

  How my guilt over being an impostor forced me to change my photo. Will the real John Smith stand up? You’ve probably seen it before. You see someone’s photo on LinkedIn, you meet him in public, and notice that he barely resembles his photo. A bit older. Somewhat heavier. He's an impostor. We’ve all … Continue reading 4 ways your LinkedIn photo is an impostor

7 faux pas you may be committing on LinkedIn

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If you've read anything I've written in the past three weeks, you probably know that I'm now on Facebook. I've written ad nauseam about this, to the point where I'm tired of writing about this insignificant factoid. Nonetheless, I'm glad I finally made the plunge; Facebook is drawing out my personal side, much to the … Continue reading 7 faux pas you may be committing on LinkedIn

8 ways to keep the LinkedIn profile process from breaking down

And how it's like painting a fence. This weekend I did something I hate. Painting. I hate painting for a number of reasons, but the major reason is the breakdown of process. For example, I’m cruising along painting my picket fence, taking my time, no spills, not a drop on my person (I’m proud of this), … Continue reading 8 ways to keep the LinkedIn profile process from breaking down

7 things to think about before including your LinkedIn profile URL on your job-search documents

I often get this question during a Résumé Advanced workshop or other workshops, “Should I include my LinkedIn address on my résumé?” My answer to this is, “Sure, as long as your profile will serve you well.” This is to say, your LinkedIn profile must impress prospective employers, not turn them away. Here are 7 rules to adhere … Continue reading 7 things to think about before including your LinkedIn profile URL on your job-search documents

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 on LinkedIn’s Media feature. It’s an article written by my colleague and valued LinkedIn connection, … Continue reading 4 reasons why your LinkedIn profile needs a strong Media section

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 feel that a Summary statement on their LinkedIn profile is unnecessary. Having viewed hundreds profiles, … Continue reading 4 reasons why you need a strong LinkedIn Summary