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…

Use LinkedIn to Thank Veterans for Their Service

So exactly what is a veteran? “A veteran – whether active duty, discharged, retired or reserve – is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America, for an amount of up to, and including, his/her life.” Thank you to John O’Brien, who shared this quote in a recent article in the Concord Monitor. I am so very thankful for all the men and women…

Add emojis, icons, and symbols to your LinkedIn profile

Symbols can be a fun touch and add a little “fun factor” to your LinkedIn profile, but use spaces before and after them. It’s better to be safe than sorry, especially if it’s a keyword that you don’t want to to be missed. Without knowing the algorithm for sure, best practices are to have spaces before and after your keywords and treat them just as you would find them in a dictionary.♛ ✆ ☎ ✉…

LinkedIn Outreach & Being the Voice on Hiring People with Autism or Asperger’s

#TW Trigger Warning People who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Asperger’s Syndrome, like anyone else, have their strengths as well as weaknesses. It’s a spectrum disorder, so ranges from high (verbal) to low (nonverbal) functioning and everything in between. For many, it’s an invisible disability and individuals may be keeping it as a deep dark secret, only to find themselves unsuccessful in their social interactions at work. >>> Please read to the end with my call…