Monthly Archives: December 2017

One last observation at the end of the year

It’s a challenge to write something every business day, and be relevant to my readers. Everyday life has a way of inspiring me to see things in a new light, find a LinkedIn twist and opine on it. Some days … Continue reading

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One more observation on the end of the year

In looking back on the year, some people count their revenues at the end of the year. Some reflect on their successes. Others appreciate their family and friends. And many feel the reward, psychically. Some talk about it. Some write … Continue reading

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The shape of things to come

I wish I could see the future. Or be in 2 places at once. Or contribute to world peace. Or help make a true difference to others. No I am not running for CNN’s Hero of the Year. I don’t … Continue reading

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Have I reached the LinkedIn professional to whom I am connecting?

Remember Ernestine the snorting switchboard operator on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In?¬†Lily Tomlin¬†played her so well. One of her many memorable lines was “Have I reached the party to whom I am speaking?” Such an obviously foolish question, but we … Continue reading

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Colorize your career story on #LinkedIn

Some readers of your profile read your Experience section from the top down (most recent position first). Others may read from the bottom up, tracing your rise from your earliest position to where you are today so they get the … Continue reading

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Is your phone number on your #LinkedIn profile?

It saddens me how electronically impersonal we have become. The sound of the human voice conveys so much more than words on a screen do. You get tone and inflection and nuance with voice. You get vague or perhaps misinterpreted … Continue reading

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Top 10.5 #LinkedIn profile fails

You didn’t catch the typos, misspellings, substandard grammar (oh my) You have no banner over top your 10-year-old Headshot; yours looks like the side of a medium blue geodesic dome (that’s 1.5 fails by the way) Your Headline shows your … Continue reading

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#LinkedIn for…ahem…talent research

Yes, LinkedIn is in the news but not quite for the purposes originally intended…the Chinese espionage community recognized LinkedIn as a great tool for looking up German bureaucrats and enlisting them to spy, and where did they start? By offering … Continue reading

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Is your #LinkedIn profile colorful?

The 2017 color of the year…drumroll…is Ultra Violet. Last year’s was a lovely shade of green. Designers thrive on this drama, pleasing the eye, stimulating the mind, and rousing the soul. Does your LinkedIn profile tell “why you” with all … Continue reading

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Your path to a clearer #LinkedIn profile

Metaphorically, I enjoy shoveling snow. Not physically but cerebrally. Yes, I own a monster snow blower, the biggest on my block, I may add in a macho bragging way, vs. my neighbors who hand shovel and grumble, or wait for … Continue reading

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