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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 >>

Leadership: A Pyramid Approach

June 6, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

There are lots of definitions of leadership out there, which one do you aspire to?  Let’s use the analogy of a leadership pyramid, with the focused vision at the top expanding to the broad and inclusionary values supporting that inspiration. Some definitions: Vision – Clearly state the purpose and goals of your business.  Identify your customers...more >>

Leadership: Born or Made?

June 3, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

There has been a lot of discussion of late as to whether leaders are born or made. Many will say that leaders are born of the occasion, others are convinced that innate talent is either born in us, or not. In my view, in any profession there will be the "best of the best", be that...more >>

Reviving Your Career After Caregiver Detour

May 30, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

My parents sent me off to college, at least partly against my will, to earn a degree because that would enable me to earn a living for myself, and it did! From graduation until well past the turn of the millennium I earned a paycheck, sometimes two, until life intervened. My mother suffered from Alzheimer’s....more >>

What is a CareerBlog?

May 29, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

Let’s start with “What is a career?” as defined by a quick Google search. Did you know that the word career has more than one definition? ca·reer  /kəˈri(ə)r/ Noun - “An occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress”. Verb - “Move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way in a specified...more >>

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