There’s no question that social media, including LinkedIn, can expose you to unwanted attention, whether it be spam messages or actual threats. I’ve received some inappropriate emails myself (thankfully nothing threatening or truly stalker-like). But not everyone is so lucky. I have had many people share with me their fear about posting a photo or […]
You may have noticed some changes in the look and feel of many LinkedIn profiles lately. Some members have a simple blue background, while others have a true profile background complete with images representing them or their company. Here’s what the blue background looks like: And here’s a sample of a profile background using one […]
It’s July 2014! For me, The Essay Expert, this month marks the 2nd full year that How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile has been trending as #1 in Amazon’s Business Writing Category. I continue to be very excited about being a best-selling author—and I’m looking forward to my DreamBank presentation on how I got here, […]
My e-book, How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile, enumerates 18 “Mistakes to Avoid” as well as 7 “Bonus Tips.” That’s a total of 25 items that I think are important for every LinkedIn user to understand and implement (actually more than 25, since many of the chapters have subpoints as well). Nevertheless, on Wednesday I will […]
I received the following note on LinkedIn this week from CEO and Creative Director Steve Klinetobe: “I just finished reading your eBook. Thank you, thank you. Tonight I’m going to read it to the kids. Never too young to start building your network! :)” This was probably the first LinkedIn invitation I’ve ever received that […]
Last Sunday I was interviewed by Luca Rosi, Editorial Manager at Hays, a leading global professional recruiting group based in the U.K., for his career blog, Keeping ahead of the game. I answered 13 questions and Mr. Rosi published 12 of them in two blog articles on December 1 and 2: “How to write a […]
I’m a self-identified control freak when it comes to certain aspects of my life, and as such, I am perpetually perturbed by the Skills & Expertise section on LinkedIn. The way this section works, anyone can endorse me for anything – even things I know nothing about! And if enough people endorse me for things […]
Are you bilingual or multilingual? The general rule on LinkedIn is that you may only have one profile; having multiple profiles is a violation of the Terms of Service that could get you booted off the site. However, there is one exception to that rule: the Secondary Language Profile. As of January 2013, over 64% […]
Even before LinkedIn posted a blog with tips for older job seekers in September, I received some good news from a couple of my 50+-year-old connections on the job search front. Both of them are followers of my blog, and both agreed to share their stories with you. I hope their success inspired job seekers of all ages to keep on taking action!
You are a multi-faceted human being… and yet you only get one LinkedIn profile. The question “Who am I?” is an important one for job seekers and professionals, and it’s not always easy to answer. This article will give you tips on how to focus so you don’t look like you’re trying to be all things to all people.