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LinkedIn Recommendations
8 months ago no Comment

Zero is NOT the correct answer to “How many recommendations should you have on LinkedIn?” If you are a jobseeker, hiring managers might set their own minimum thresholds of the “right” number.  If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur, hopefully you have some “testimonials” or recommendations from previous satisfied clients.  If you are …

LinkedIn Skills & Endorsements
8 months ago no Comment

Industry Knowledge, Tools & Technologies, Interpersonal Skills, Languages, or Other Skills are the categories for Skills and Endorsements on LinkedIn, in addition to your top 3 skills.  The maximum number of skills you can have is 50, so should you have 50?  Well … it depends on your strategy.   If you request that people endorse …

9 months ago no Comment

Hashtag usage on social media may be well understood by some, mysterious to others, or somewhere inbetween. The hash sign (#) is utilized before a word or string of words so others can find specific content or a theme indexed on social networks, including LinkedIn. The hashtags can become discoverable or searchable by others as …

9 months ago no Comment

Have you ever received a “Commercial Use Limit” notification when you have exceeded the 300 searches you have done in a month? LinkedIn will warn you when you have reached 90% of your 300 limit. If you exceed the limit, LinkedIn will do a reset on the 1st of the month, but will suggest that …

9 months ago no Comment

Happy National Small Business Week! Wouldn’t you love to support local small businesses? What if they were so small you didn’t know they even existed because they have no storefront?  What if they worked virtually from home? Freelanced? Were a solopreneur? What if you REALLY needed their services? Wait! There is LinkedIn and it’s an …

9 months ago no Comment

How’s your Latin? It’s commencement season, so it might be a good time to brush up! Unless you teach Latin, you might not know that concopulo means to join or associate. Also, you might not remember the difference between alum, alumni, alumna, alumnus, and alumnae, so click here for a refresher. I am honored to …

10 months ago no Comment

Yada yada yada! You are a solopreneur and are into titles and want to call yourself President or CEO.  President or CEO of what? Perhaps you are a VP Sales … but a VP Sales of what?  Don’t you want to be the first chair of the first violins, otherwise known as the concertmaster? Don’t …

10 months ago no Comment

What’s your personal brand on LinkedIn? What do you want people to know about you? Have you hyper focused on what differentiates or distinguishes you from someone else? Does someone know your expertise so well that they can recite your elevator pitch when you are not even present? Have you built a virtual sales force …

VISTA Careers: Streamline Your Connections Through LinkedIn
10 months ago no Comment

Don’t have a business card?  Or … maybe you have run out of business cards at a networking event. No problem! If you have downloaded the LinkedIn app on your phone, you can still easily connect with others. Step1: Click on the four gray boxes in the search bar. Step 2: Click on “Scan” if …

Use LinkedIn’s “Find Nearby” Feature to Maximize Your Networking Connections
10 months ago no Comment

If you have made networking a habit, good for you! However, you not only need to network in person to build those “Know, Like, Trust” relationships, but you also have to make connections online. What better platform than on LinkedIn, the largest professional network in the world with over 610 million members. In fact, you …

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