If you owned or managed a retail store and someone walked into the store, what would you do? Obviously, you’d say, How can I help you? and engage in a conversation, because the person may be interested in what you have to sell. LinkedIn has something similar to your very own retail store—your profile. You get profile views (people stopping into your store) each and every day. So why not take these visits seriously and engage in a conversation with at least some of your visitors.
When the chips are down and the pressure rises, do find yourself engaged in a verbal fencing match with colleagues or supervisors? Do you feel like you just can’t get your point across? How we talk and how we listen are always important, but when the pressure is on, this becomes even more important. During stressful times at work, it it’s easy to create misunderstandings that result in adding more stress to the situation. At times like this, it is helpful to re-examine how we interact with co-workers and learn to communicate effectively.
There are tools you can use that make email more productive during your job search! Yes, email is great for communicating, but it can be so much more. You can find an email tool to help you market yourself and conduct research to help you gain valuable information you’ll want during your hunt for a new job.
You already know all about work-life balance. You work hard, but you always make the time for the things that are important to you like healthy exercise, spending time with family and friends, and indulging in hobbies. You know how important it is to take a break from work, but what about the breaks you take while you’re working? Taking a work break during your work-day can help to maximize your productivity. With everything else you have going on you may think you don’t have time.
You went to college to become an accountant, but after five years in the business, crunching numbers all day for a corporation isn’t doing it for you. Instead, you think you’d like to have a career in the arts, a 180-degree change from your previous nine to five job. You’re nervous. You wonder it’s even possible to change career paths so radically? Considering such a change may seem like an extreme measure, but if you’re unhappy with your professional or personal situation, it might be time to head in a new direction.
Because LinkedIn is constantly changing, people frequently ask me what they should be doing each day for maximum LinkedIn success. So today I’m going to give you a 15-minute daily to-do list.