Make Your Profile Come Alive: How To Add Multimedia to LinkedIn Profile

   You are aware of the importance of making your LinkedIn profile visually appealing and understand why it's crucial to include samples of your work in your LinkedIn profile. But how do you actually do this? Writing "how to" articles is not as dear to my heart as writing about LinkedIn strategy, but since "How do I add… Continue reading Make Your Profile Come Alive: How To Add Multimedia to LinkedIn Profile

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Wanted: Unmotivated, Dispassionate Employees

“I am a motivated, passionate and creative expert, driven, responsible, with an extensive experience in various organizational roles, track record of success, and a strategic mind set.” How does this description sound to you? Do you want to hire this person? … This was a trick question. I wrote this sentence using top 10 most overused… Continue reading Wanted: Unmotivated, Dispassionate Employees

The Showdown: Resume vs. LinkedIn Profile

"Is having a stellar resume a good enough substitute to having a LinkedIn profile?" I was asked this question on multiple occasions, but haven't written an article on the topic yet. So when yesterday someone inquired: "I have a great resume, so I don't need a LinkedIn profile, right?", I knew I had to do… Continue reading The Showdown: Resume vs. LinkedIn Profile

Your LinkedIn To Do List

Do you have a LinkedIn to do list? What’s that, you ask? It's simply a list of activities you will be engaging in on LinkedIn to accomplish your professional goals. It's a bridge between your long term objectives and your everyday activities. It's the answer to your: "Now that I have clarified my goals, how exactly… Continue reading Your LinkedIn To Do List

Are Recommendations Worthless?

QUESTION OF THE DAY: Are LinkedIn recommendations valuable or worthless? It seems that everybody has many generic recommendations – do they even mean anything? Recommendations are valuable – but only if they are detailed, substantial, and enthusiastic recommendations from clients, managers, and colleagues familiar with the quality of your work. Another important element is consistency.… Continue reading Are Recommendations Worthless?

Only an Artist Needs a LinkedIn Portfolio, Right? Wrong!

Still don't have a powerful, substantial and visually appealing LinkedIn portfolio? Your competition does! Including a portfolio of your work in LinkedIn profile is a great way to demonstrate what you bring to the table, as opposed to simply talking about it. This applies to your situation, whether you are an artist or a business… Continue reading Only an Artist Needs a LinkedIn Portfolio, Right? Wrong!

What to Highlight in LinkedIn Profile

Question of the day: I have a wealth of experiences, in different areas of expertise. How do I determine what to describe in detail in my LinkedIn profile? In my resume? Have you given any thought to which one of these areas you are most passionate about and what areas you are great in, but… Continue reading What to Highlight in LinkedIn Profile

Claim Your Territory: Customize Your LinkedIn Profile URL

  You have heard that it's important to customize your LinkedIn profile URL (claim your vanity URL), but simply didn't get around to it. Or, most likely, you don't feel particularly motivated to take care of this as you don't know why exactly it matters. So why is it crucial to customize your LinkedIn profile URL, you ask?  This little… Continue reading Claim Your Territory: Customize Your LinkedIn Profile URL

Buzzwords, Be Gone!

Are you overloading your poor LinkedIn profile with buzzwords? Did you know that No. 1 most overused buzzword in LinkedIn Profiles in 2013 was “responsible”? Here is a 2013 list of the top 10 words that appear most often in profiles: - Responsible - Strategic - Creative - Effective - Patient - Expert - Organizational… Continue reading Buzzwords, Be Gone!

Help! My LinkedIn Profile Has Multiple Personalities

Question of the Day: I have a speaking business and a 9-to-5 job as an accountant. It confuses potential clients when they look me up and see accounting stuff in my LinkedIn profile. Decide whether you want to use LinkedIn primarily to grow you speaking business or to grow your corporate career. Consider reorienting your… Continue reading Help! My LinkedIn Profile Has Multiple Personalities