Have you ever heard that it’s not what you know, it’s who you know? You probably have, and for good reason. Your knowledge and experiences are certainly keys to success, but it’s in meeting new people and growing your network that pours gasoline onto the flame of opportunity. As Leonard Andrew Consulting works with more and more high school students and their families, we frequently discuss the importance of young people beginning to focus more seriously on their network, specifically their professional social network on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is now one of the top social networks all over the world. So much so, that your LinkedIn Profile has become the key component in advancing your career. Do you think you have an excellent profile? Unfortunately, with all the competition out there, creating an attractive, well-structured profile is simply not enough. To promote yourself efficiently and effectively requires a smart LinkedIn profile.
Don’t be so quick to hit the Ignore button on your computer or X on your mobile app, because a new, productive relationship may be just a button click away and you don’t want to miss a LinkedIn opportunity.
For a minute, let’s forget about that beautiful profile pic of yours. Instead, focus on the picture that employers paint in their heads when they discover you in the online world. A world in which – no matter who you are – everything you do and say online contributes to how others see you… the social you.
We keep hearing that social media is infectious at work. In fact, many companies – much to the chagrin of their younger employees – have strict policies against use of handheld devices and social while on the job.
But is social really a big issue at work? Do we dive for our devices every chance we get? These numbers might surprise you…