According to the Institute of Education Services, over 21 million students will attend an American college or university this year. Assuming there are roughly twice as many nail-biting parents concerned their sons and daughters might complete their education four years older and none the wiser, I’d like to offer some ideas to
Social Power. Klout Score. True Reach. Network Influence. Amplification Probability. Does any of this really matter? It only matters to people who blog or tweet for a living. If you have no idea what I just said, feel free to give me an eye roll and keep reading… What can matter, however,
Social media is fun! You can stay connected with your friends, laugh at the funniest videos, post the most outrageous pictures, find a job, locate a restaurant, and reconnect with old friends. The list is endless! Another thing that’s endless—is its memory. Unfortunately for you, the Internet and its social playmates have
Lions. They’re a nutty bunch. I’m one of them. Even so, I’m not writing this post to convince you to join the pack nor why you should or shouldn’t be one. I’m simply interested in offering my observations regarding how you can benefit from LinkedIn beyond creating a phonebook filled with your
Those that follow my posts know I love a little tongue-in-cheek with a dash of exaggeration-for-effect. You’re obviously not technically only as strong as your network, but throughout your entire career (or life) no other aspect will influence your success as much as your network. This network can be personal or professional,
Times have certainly changed. When I graduated from college in the late ‘80s, the biggest struggle my friends and I had was choosing among our handful of job offers. Today’s market has more than “eradicated” those “struggles” of yesteryear. Trust me, my friends and I were no different than you are. Times
In 2011, I wrote a very similar post in the wake of a multi-year rough employment market that plagued many. Since that post, almost three years has passed, but the concepts I discussed previously have remained the same—which likely means that a strong professional network is something you need at ALL times.
The other day I received this nice email from LinkedIn. Apparently, they wanted to let me know that I was one of the top 1% most viewed LinkedIn profiles of their over 200 million member site. Of course it brought a smile to my face. While, in isolation, this is no accomplishment,