You have 30 seconds to describe yourself. Can you do it?
With a LinkedIn summary, that’s all the time you have. No one wants, or has time, to read your entire work history. That simply doesn’t happen until after the reader is convinced you are a good fit…
On LinkedIn, we can also share our personal brands with the world. And we can do that in one sentence. Can you guess where?
In the professional headline, the space right below your name…
Personal or professional, how can we act on our own best behavior as we fire off emails designed to impress the reader?
If it pleases the internet, may I present “The Ten Commandments of Perfect Networking Emails”…
I recently spoke with Rachel Brown, who runs the Center for Career Services at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Brown said employers often feel recent grads have inadequate communication skills. That goes for writing and speaking.
If you follow my blog, you know I am big on simple ways to improve our writing. But what about phone interviews? How can we sound our best when we’re on the spot?
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?”
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