Category Archives: Networking

8 LinkedIn Profile Strategies That Make a Big Impact

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LinkedIn is constantly changing. Your job: not only keeping up with the changes, but to capitalize on them.

Sometimes this is easy to do, but other times you’ll need new strategies and workarounds to make the most of the never-ending changes…   

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New Start? Time to Re-engage With Your Personal Network

Once a new job or internship is secured, we tend to breathe an enormous sigh of relief… then focus all our energy and time on succeeding in the new role.

As you may already know, though, recent U.S. Department of Labor data reports that “median employee tenure” was 4.6 years in 2014. So, like it or not, most of us can expect to be looking for a new job… sooner rather than later.   

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Why “Looking for My Next Opportunity” is Okay on LinkedIn

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In a world where job boards aren’t as effective as they once were, it’s no secret that LinkedIn is still considered the best tool to find talent. Especially for the passive candidate… the already-employed professional who would consider another offer… if a good offer came along.

And that is why I’m writing this blog… because we are all passive candidates.    

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The One Networking Question People Love to Answer

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Much of the networking advice we hear seems so complicated. And yet, for me, all I need to do to start a mutually-beneficial relationship is ask the one question people love to answer:

“Work on any cool projects lately?”   

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5 Reasons Students Should Use LinkedIn Right Now [Infographic]

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As summer approaches, many students look forward to more than a few months off… they’re thinking about how to use this time to move their career goals forward. And for many, that means building a professional online presence, including a LinkedIn profile. And yet one question lingers: “I’m a college student… can LinkedIn really help me?” The answer, as this infographic from California College San Diego confidently states, is “YES!” And to help prove their point, they list five reasons why you should start using LinkedIn right now. To take advantage of LinkedIn in a big way, take a look. And then make it   

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Create a Memory: A Better Way to Connect on LinkedIn

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On LinkedIn, we can choose a custom approach rather than “the way it’s always been done.” That idea is at the center of “Exceptionalize It!“, a new book from business expert Lior Arussy. In an interview, Arussy told me, “We live in a noisy world, and it’s more difficult than ever before to stand out.” That’s why, at every turn, Arussy says we should ask ourselves: “How can I create a memory for the other person?” On LinkedIn, it only takes a few seconds to “create a memory.” Here’s what I mean. A Smarter Way to Connect with People on LinkedIn Each   

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