Diversity & Inclusion on LinkedIn

What do you do when one person says something to you that makes a very deep impression? You write about it and share it with a bigger audience! Hello audience. Let’s discuss Diversity and Inclusion and LinkedIn.The Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group is an all inclusive and diverse 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and everyone is welcome. We have run a bunch of Job Search Accelerator Workshops (JSA) over the past couple of years. After a recent…

Hashtags Matter

As a thought leader on LinkedIn, you can publish articles on LinkedIn as well as posts, not to mention liking, commenting, or sharing other people’s content. Commenting is always preferred by LinkedIn to likes and shares.   However, when you write and publish an article, LinkedIn notes that you can edit the article, but you cannot edit, remove, or add hashtags you included in the article. So, make sure you have your hashtags confirmed and spelled correctly…

LinkedIn Ladies

One cannot deny the fact that a lot of women like to get together with other women and just talk. Perhaps that is why there are so many women’s groups that exist. It’s a bonding thing and LinkedIn can help keep it going. LinkedIn can be the online connector to help build relationships with know, like, trust. It can bring people together to connect for even more introductions. For example, on Wed December 6th, I attended the…

LinkedIn for Nonprofits

#GivingTuesday was on Dec 3, 2019 and a chance for nonprofit organizations to bring awareness to their missions on LinkedIn.If the organization has a company page or LinkedIn group, those would be great places to post a reminder about #GivingTuesday or the organization’s mission or stories of impact. Members of the Board of Directors, volunteers, donors, potential donors, or friends of the organization can share any of the organization’s post(s) by clicking on the 3 dots…

LinkedIn New Events Feature

LinkedIn has rolled out another new feature. You can now post an event from your desktop or on the app on your mobile device. I just created my first ever event on LinkedIn and am so excited about this, so I had to share. Here is how to access it from your mobile device from the app:Tap on your profile picture at the top leftTap on the + sign to the right of the word EventsFill…

LinkedIn and Volunteers

“People who volunteer tend to experience fewer aches and pains.” In addition “People 55 and older who volunteer for two or more organizations are significantly less likely to die early, and that’s after sifting out every other contributing factor, including physical health, exercise, gender, habits like smoking, marital status and many more. This is a stronger effect than exercising four times a week.”  These quotes were passed on to me by a TEDx Wilmington speaker…

LinkedIn Tips for Jobseekers

There seems to be a lot of downsizing and reorganizing going on in companies in the region, which has led to the growth of our organization with a lot of new jobseekers, even though we have a mix of employed and self-employed who come to learn and network. Some of our members have outplacement services available to them and others do not. For many folks, they are like “deer in headlights” and don’t know what to…