Even with our recent election here in Canada and the continuing barrage of media coverage for the Presidential race down in the US (still a year away!!) I still do not tire of reading about politics. It may be my British upbringing, but I have always been interested in the subject, at local, regional and national level as well as internationally. My career personal branding coaching and former recruitment mind always… Read More »What Do You Think of Stephen Harper’s LinkedIn Profile?
One reason professionals choose not to get involved with LinkedIn is that they feel they get bombarded with e-mails. Apparently there are over 25 different settings to determine how LinkedIn can send e-mails to you so I know it may be hard to believe but LinkedIn really does only want to send you e-mails that you want. We all say we want to get less, both from them and everywhere else! They have… Read More »LinkedIn Wants to Send You More E-mails
My Dad, like most English people, was a huge newspaper reader. He always said he checked the obituaries on a daily basis. If he wasn’t mentioned he got on with his day! The UK has more daily newspapers than most countries have magazines! If we had a blue recycling box back in my childhood, we would have needed at least two just for all the newspapers we used to get… Read More »Can Your LinkedIn Profile Become Your Obituary?
If someone is going to search for your name on Google are they going to type in First Name, Last Name and a series of random letters and numbers? Of course not! Then why do you continue to label your professional profile on LinkedIn this way? What most people do not realize is that you can custom the web address where your LinkedIn profile is placed, it is like your… Read More »The #1 Mistake (Nearly) Everyone Makes on LinkedIn and What to do About It.
Today, October 21st 2015, is the actual date that Marty McFly arrived in ‘Back to the Future II’. A number of predictions in the films have come to fruition – such as wearable technology, video calls, hands free gaming, tablets and fingerprint recognition. Of course a few have not. We can never guess it all. Although we know little about Marty McFly’s career aspirations 30 years in the future, we do… Read More »6 Surefire Strategies to Survive in Your Career – and MAKE IT!
With the different approaches to work, baby boomers could be forgiven for believing that their relevance in the workplace is disappearing faster than the seemingly daily advances in technology. It is why I find many clients questioning their work and the bigger picture of their overall life. Often we end up exploring a deeper meaning to it all and land in the areas of mindfulness and purpose. But a report… Read More »5 Steps to Staying Relevant at Work after 50
In a conversation with a senior management client it was interesting to observe that even with their list of impressive and significant accomplishments they were very reluctant to talk about them, even admit them and certainly not willing to put them down on paper or share them as a way of promoting themselves at work. And this was even though they were looking for that next project or promotion. Working… Read More »10 Ways To Display Your Talents At Work Without Feeling Sleazy, or Brash!
According to various sources having a head shot on LinkedIn can increase the chances of your profile being looked at in more detail by between 7 and 14 times. Like it or not others are making decisions regarding your profile photo, or lack of one. The challenge is we may not be the best judge of choosing our own headshot. If you want to get some anonymous feedback on… Read More »How To Take The Headache Out Of Profile Photos on Linkedin
“92% of respondents reported that a positive recommendation from a friend, family member, or someone they trust is the biggest influence on whether they buy a product or service.” Paul Rand Online reviews are becoming the default place for us to check up on a hotel, airline or new restaurant. When we travel, we first check to see what others have experienced . Several surveys identify that almost 9 out of 10 of… Read More »Finally building your personal brand through great recommendations. Problem solved
“My belief and goal is that every professional in the world should be on a service liked LinkedIn” – Reid Hoffman I have been enjoying spending a lot more time using LinkedIn. Are we connected there? If not lets do that now – click here to access my profile. Like many entrepreneurs John Nemo bootstrapped his business. After a successful communications and PR career he jumped in at the deep… Read More »Do You Have What It Takes To Succeed With Your Linkedin Profile?