Maybe you’ve heard about LinkedIn’s new feature, the Volunteer Marketplace. It launched on January 14th to a fair amount of fanfare and generally positive press and reviews. I’m a big supporter of volunteer efforts and understand their importance to many civic and charitable institutions in our community. In some cases they are the very lifeblood. […]
Do you like your job? Do you wonder if there’s something better out there? Something you’d enjoy more or maybe just make more money or have more opportunities? Most of us daydream at some point about our “perfect job.” Some are just that, dreams. It would be nice to play first base in Major League […]
A traveler passes a quarry and sees three men working. The traveler asks the first man what he is doing and he replies “cutting stone.” The second says “earning money to feed and shelter my family.” When the third man is questioned, he proclaims “I am building a temple.”
The morning and evening commute is considered by many to be the worst part of the work day. In fact, a long commute is one of the best predictors of whether someone will stay at a job for an extended period of time. Sitting in traffic, riding shoulder-to-shoulder on public transportation, dealing with strangers; it […]
Most people want to advance in their careers through promotions and raises. But most people also usually sit quietly, doing their job as well as they possibly can, hoping for that raise or promotion. And while doing your job well is important, it’s only part of the strategy behind getting that promotion that you want. […]
LinkedIn is a great tool for professional networking. In fact, it’s probably the only professional networking tool you need. As of June, 2013, LinkedIn reported 225 million users in over 200 countries with 178 million unique visitors a month. That’s a lot of professionals to connect with!
Making yourself memorable at work isn’t always easy, especially if you work at a big company. But there are some basic things you can do to make sure you are considered when promotions, raises and new opportunities within the company arise.
PhotoA nice, professional photograph is a must for your LinkedIn profile. Take into consideration your industry and profession and use a photo that fits. For example, are you a graphic artist? A picture that’s a little more creative makes sense. Or are you an accounting professional? Something more conservative is probably the way to go. […]