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…

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…