Recently, I did a video on the difference between being a pontificator and a practitioner, especially on LinkedIn. A lot of you are avoiding using LinkedIn the way you need to because you're very fearful of coming across like a pontificator.
Everyone has heard of New Year's resolutions. You know those promises that we make to ourselves about things that we'll do better in the year ahead. Sometimes these resolutions work, while other times we end up with gym memberships we never use!
You're told you need to network. You're told that one out of four job seekers have found their favorite job through networking. You're told that “it's all about who you know." Networking, networking, networking. Great!
LinkedIn is a big part of networking these days. It's a great platform to manage and nurture your valuable connections. But are you networking on LinkedIn the WRONG way? Are your LinkedIn invitations not converting to connections?
Are your LinkedIn requests getting ignored? Here are three reasons why…
It's not uncommon for job seekers to spend almost all of their time sitting behind a computer searching through online job ads. If your job search has been unsuccessful up to this point, your time behind the computer could be a major factor in your lack of success.
Sitting behind a computer screen is simply not the most effective use of your time out of the workforce. Here are some tips for balancing your activity during your job search:
After months of saying that you're going to strengthen your professional network, you've finally decided that it's time for the rubber to meet the road and attend a networking event.
Getting up and going to a networking event is half the battle. But the hardest part is talking to people and building new connections. Indeed recently published a list of potential networking icebreakers that go beyond "the average icebreaker." Some of these icebreakers are solid, but first things first: establish a conversation and then try some of these icebreakers out.