Author Archives: Harper Yi

LinkedIn Horror Stories: Don’t Be That Guy

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LinkedIn is a fantastic tool for staying in touch with professional contacts (in a way separate from facebook), and is great for participating in industry discussions, finding jobs, and connecting with great professionals.

Some people are awful at making connections, though. Here are some ways to really mess up your first impression on a LinkedIn invitation…   

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7 Steps to Getting a Solid Start on LinkedIn

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I’ve been told that I am significantly more career-minded than most my age. Last year, as a freshman in college, I worked at a fantastic full-time internship at Gannett.

A big part of the reason I got the job was because I made some valuable connections through networking… and one of the biggest tools you can leverage is the site LinkedIn, the professional social network.

Some will tell you Linked is like Facebook. Don’t believe them. LinkedIn is much better…   

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