Dear Experts, What should you put in the current position listing on your LinkedIn profile if you have already left your last employer and are looking for a new position? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter:Q#416 If your volunteering, list org'n w/title "volunteer." If consulting, list yourself as firm (inc vol gigs). (@juliaerickson) Q#416 Agree with @beneubanks. Leave it as your previous job or something you want to do. (@gradversity) Q#416 I'd leave it as my last gig or change it to something you WANT to do. Make the case for hiring you! (@beneubanks) Q#416 Your last job with an end date of your last day. (@JoshuaWaldman) Q#416 Don't have to show a current position. For header, write a brief summary: Example: 'film industry marketing manager'. (@louise_fletcher) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

Get Some Leverage
Sign up for The Work It Daily Newsletter
Follow
Man meditates, takes a breath, to stay mindful and present at work
Bigstock

Yesterday, I had a “bad day.” Poor sleep, work was a challenge, family issues, and feeling worn down. I was not in a good mood by any stretch of the imagination.

Read moreShow less
Business people discuss risk management during a work meeting
Bigstock

I spoke to a senior business leader who talked about how the thoughts of navigating the risks associated with some of the business processes he currently manages keep him awake. He leads the segment of his company that coordinates customers' activities, mobile transactions, and e-commerce payments. Some of the reasons why he was worried were:

  • Possibility of a hacker compromising customer data for spam or identity theft
  • The fear that a customer data breach will result in a reputational damage
  • Concern that someone might use a stolen card to make an online purchase
  • Thoughts of an employee mistakenly sending confidential data to a wrong email
Read moreShow less
Featured