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

A Tale of an Angry Blogger on LinkedIn

I have recently encountered an exceptionally grumpy article on LinkedIn. The author was raging mad, describing in all the gory details how LinkedIn wronged him and promising that this was going to be his last post on LinkedIn. The reason for his wrath? He believes LinkedIn lost his draft blog post after he repeatedly saved… Continue reading A Tale of an Angry Blogger on LinkedIn

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

Welcome Back, Unfollow Feature!

LINKEDIN NEWS: Good news, you can now unfollow folks if you don't want to see notifications about their long form posts in your notifications feed. Here is how: 1. When you see a notification "Mr. Writer published a new post", hover over the notification 2. You will see an X in the upper right corner… Continue reading Welcome Back, Unfollow Feature!

Are You Mad About Grammatical Mistakes?

Maria, what do you make of great content with grammatical mistakes? Does it warrant intense public criticism? Without a doubt, proofreading is crucial - for anyone, but especially for a writer. While I agree with the sentiment that errors can distract from the content of the article, I am convinced that intensely criticizing an author in… Continue reading Are You Mad About Grammatical Mistakes?

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?

Why Was I Invited to Publish on LinkedIn?

Question of the Day: Maria, I just received a message inviting me to publish on LinkedIn. Is this something new to all users? Select users? Or is this a pilot for certain users? I'm curious to know how I was considered. While I love to write and interested in potentially being featured in the "Pulse",… Continue reading Why Was I Invited to Publish on LinkedIn?

Top 5 Reasons to Use LinkedIn Publishing Platform

I am very excited about LinkedIn publishing platform. There are many reasons why you want to leverage it, and here are the top five: It allows your long-form posts to become a part of our profile It comes with a potential be featured on LinkedIn Pulse (in other words, LinkedIn will recommend your article to other members… Continue reading Top 5 Reasons to Use LinkedIn Publishing Platform

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!

I Can’t Write

QUESTION OF THE DAY: Maria, I see a lot of advice (including yours) asking us to participate in groups. Well, I am not a great writer. I am good at what I do, but I don’t like to write and I am not good at it. So my fear is this, I start participating in… Continue reading I Can’t Write