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Football, Philly, & LinkedIn

“Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing”, according to Vince Lombardi. Do you have a winning LinkedIn profile and how do you even know? What are some metrics that tell you if you are a winner?One way is to get your SSI (Social Selling Index) Score on Linkedin, which is kind of like a report card grade.Another way is to check out your dashboard to see the number of profile views, search appearances, and article…

How to Make a Voice Recorded LinkedIn Message

Did you know you could make a voice recorded message on LinkedIn up to one minute? It’s a dictated message; not voice to text and you can send it to an individual or a group, as long as they are 1st degree connections.First thing’s first – check your profile settings in LinkedIn to make sure you are receiving messages in your messaging list, as well as via email, especially if you are not checking LinkedIn…

LinkedIn for Young Professionals or Young at Heart

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”– Benjamin FranklinAs a young professional, you have more years ahead of you than behind you, and as they say … the world is your oyster. As a former K-12 teacher and proud mother of two millennial girls, Sara and Christina, I love interacting with younger generations. It’s exciting to see what my former students and friends of my daughters are now…

MLKs Linkedin Profile & MLK Day Activities

 “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better” (Martin Luther King, Jr.).In case you are not aware, on January 15, 1929, Michael King Jr. was born. At age five, after Michael King Sr.’s trip to Germany, he came home and changed both his and his son’s names to Martin Luther. His inspiration came from…

College Grads and LinkedIn

Some students finish their college coursework in December instead of May. If you think they are all prepared to be jobseekers, then think again.They do not have their career documents together (resume – one for handing people and another for online applications, LinkedIn profiles, BIO, networking one pager, job tracker sheet, networking business cards, target company list, etc.)They do not have a well prepared and practiced elevator pitch and have not been groomed for interviews…

Visual Resumes and LinkedIn

You got that end of year bonus … or not. You are wondering if you should stay or go … or not. You would like to climb the ladder where you are at or perhaps somewhere else.Nonetheless, you have heard how important it is to engage in your own career management and keep your career documents up to date. With the start of a new year as well as a new decade, it’s time to…

How to Wish a “Branded Happy Birthday” on LinkedIn

For any upcoming birthdays,  you can send a  “Branded Happy Birthday” message to your connections. Listing your birthday on LinkedIn is optional, but if you do list it, it’s a chance for a human to human touch point as some people will remember you! When you get to as many connections as I have, then sometimes it’s just not possible to do, as there are only so many hours in the day. Apologies to those in…