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“LinkedIn In 30 Minutes” – Book review

July 4, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

To learn about blogging I have been cramming my brain full of everything I can read.  One fact keeps coming through loud and clear:  nothing about the professional /corporate world will ever be as it used to be.  Work hours, workplaces, work descriptions, and work tools are all different.  We can fight it, but we...more >>

Job Search Success System

July 2, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

Job Search: The Process A job search can be a daunting effort. Where do I start? How do I do it? Is there someone out there who needs or wants someone like me? To start, consider your attitude – your mental approach to the whole process. So where does it begin? If you have just...more >>

Our Second Greatest Asset – Our Career!

June 27, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

Ralph Waldo Emerson said that "the first wealth is health". So if health is our greatest asset then surely our career is our second! Disagree? Make a list your most prized possessions or the things that you enjoy the most about your lifestyle; your home, car, a sports club membership, vacations etc. and then see...more >>

Your Career Path — Venture Beyond The Glass Fish Tank

June 18, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

Just over ten years ago, Finding Nemo, a film about a little orange clownfish and his worried dad's trans-Pacific journey to rescue him hit movie theaters to rave reviews.  The story is filled with symbolism regarding aspects of our everyday lives and a father’s concern for his child. Finding Nemo taught a generation to “Just keep swimming!”...more >>

Business Etiquette On LinkedIn

June 17, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

I recently read a blog post by Alison Green (@AskAManager) suggesting that some feel connecting to individuals on LinkedIn for the express purpose of getting to a hiring manager at a company is simply “bad form”.  It might indeed be inappropriate if you contacted a person asking "who is the hiring manager for this job posting?".  Why would...more >>

Why Are Companies On LinkedIn?

June 17, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

People want to connect to other people, but why are companies on LinkedIn?  Companies don’t necessarily have the same agenda that individuals do – they are not hoping to connect with other companies.  They are, however, using LinkedIn for advertising, promotion, and connecting with individuals from other companies who might be future employees. LinkedIn is the new...more >>

Getting Connected On LinkedIn – Part 2

June 12, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

In my last blog post I talked about getting connected on LinkedIn to someone you don’t know.  Andrea J. Stenberg (@andreastenberg) wrote the following article explaining how: As you continue to add connections, you will see that some of your connections have hundreds, if not thousands of their own connections.  To connect to that many people...more >>

Getting Connected On LinkedIn

June 11, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

Are you new at LinkedIn? Getting connected on LinkedIn is a huge part of the LinkedIn experience.  There are different ways to do it, and you will get a variety of results.  There’s a lot to cover here, so this topic will stretch into more than one day.  I don’t want to bore you to...more >>

So what in the “Sam Hill” is Social Media anyway?

June 10, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

I grew up watching "Star Trek" - the original one, with Kirk & Spock. I remember when they put my first computer on my desk. I remember my first spreadsheet, my first email, and my first dreaded "Blue Screen of Death". I have a decidedly '70s sense of humor, which my family at best tolerates,...more >>

Are you “overqualified”? State your value!

June 6, 2013 By admin | 1 Comment

Are you hearing that you are “overqualified” for the opportunities you are applying for? Here is an approach to consider. First, If you've ever been left with the impression that a hiring company rejects candidates based upon that candidate being too old, young, tall, short, fat or thin versus a potential shortcoming in their education,...more >>