Archive for: December 12, 2012

How to make the most of LinkedIn


LinkedIn is most easily described as the Facebook of the professional world. For a long time, I didn’t really get it, but after using it for nearly 2 years now I’m finding it’s a really great way to network and find jobs. Even though I’m not on the job hunt right now, I’m always looking for my next move, and LinkedIn provides a peek at what’s out there. DO: Post a photo. As is true of any profile on the internet, you get more views with a picture. A nice headshot is perfect. It doesn’t have to be professional, but when selecting a photo don’t choose one with anyone else in the photo or one where you are inappropriately dressed (ie. bikini-clad at the beach) or where you are engaged in questionable behavior (ie. keg stands). Keep your profile updated and truthful. I do a huge private eyeroll when a […]