Is your resume up-to-date? I mean, if the perfect job presented itself today, would you be able to respond with a document that convincingly tells who you are, what you’ve accomplished and why people should be impressed? And if not, how long would it take you to create one? I’ve… Read More »Resume-Ready? Here’s How.
Does civility matter any more? The other day I posted an update to LinkedIn posting the following question: What’s worse? Posting an off-topic comment, puzzle or gif on LinkedIn? Or picking a fight with someone who posted an off-topic comment, puzzle or gif on LinkedIn? My premise was this: That… Read More »Meme-Shaming on LinkedIn (and Why It’s Not a Good Idea)
When it comes to social media, most of us think about LinkedIn for work and Facebook for fun. We turn to LinkedIn to protect and enhance our professional reputations, crafting profiles that capture us at our best, and nurturing networks of people who can help us succeed. And then we… Read More »5 Facebook Privacy Tips that Can Save Your Career
We all have LinkedIn, right? We’ve got a profile page — with a picture. We’ve crafted a well-written summary and a detailed history. And we’ve got connections – trusted associates who will help us succeed. But how many of us feel like we’re actually getting something out of LinkedIn? How… Read More »5 Things to Do on LinkedIn Every Day.
We teach LinkedIn. A lot. From a longstanding series of workshops at Labor Department One-Stops, to classes at Hofstra, to corporate training programs for marketing, HR and sales departments, we’ve developed several programs to help people make the most of LinkedIn for their businesses and their careers. Today, we’re happy… Read More »New eBook: Tips for Your LinkedIn Profile
You’ve spent hours finessing your LinkedIn profile. You’ve pondered your keywords, struggled with your headline and methodically built an effective network. Now it’s time to get people there. The Public Profile URL is an often-missed part of the LinkedIn marketing toolkit. It appears on your profile page, beneath your profile… Read More »LinkedIn Tip: Claim Your Custom URL
Is your personal social media presence ready for prime time? If a recruiter, employer or business partner looked at your LinkedIn profile, would he be impressed? Does it clearly and concisely explain who you are, what you do and why you are successful? How about your Facebook page? Have you locked down those snide remarks… Read More »How to Be #socialforwork
It’s back to school time, which serves as a good reminder that registration is now open for Kevin S. Ryan’s social media classes at Hofstra Continuing Education this fall/winter. The lineup’s the same as previous semesters, and includes: Putting Your Digital Brand to Work, a four-hour class that examines how… Read More »Social Media Classes at Hofstra This Fall
The fine folks at Hofstra University have reminded us that registration is now open for our summer session social media classes. The spring sessions were a big hit, filled with practical information and interesting discussion. It’s always a delight when students report in week two that they’ve successfully implemented material… Read More »Brush Up on Social Media This Summer
We’re happy to be a part of Newsday’s article today on spotlighting skills with LinkedIn endorsements. (Yes, that’s me in the silhouette photo, teaching at the One-Stop Employment Center in Hauppauge, N.Y.) The main thrust of the piece is one that we’ve been preaching for some time: That while endorsements… Read More »LinkedIn Endorsements (As Seen in Newsday)