Professional Development

Don’t Neglect This 2019 Professional Resolution

Don’t Neglect This 2019 Professional Resolution

We’re all familiar with the “New Year, New You” types of resolutions that crop up as January approaches. For 2019, why not apply a twist to that concept: instead of vowing to refresh your wardrobe or raise the bar on your workout regime, try revitalizing your LinkedIn profile with fresh feedback…Start by identifying four people in your network whose LinkedIn recommendations would add important insights to your professional experience and highlight four additional people in your circle worthy of a little professional love.

Holiday Hustle Hijack: 3 Tips to Slow Down

Holiday Hustle Hijack: 3 Tips to Slow Down

With our bellies still full from overindulging at Thanksgiving, our minds immediately shift to the rat race of the holiday season. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Did you get the best deal? Better hurry. Go. Go. Go.

Then, in the blink of an eye, it is January 1st and we are either burnt out from the holidays or nostalgic for how fast they always seem to go.

Instead of rinsing and repeating our typical patterns over the next thirty days, try something different. Here is my challenge to you: 3 new daily habits to slow down.

Featured on the Richardson Financial Podcast

I had the fortune of being interviewed by the well-respected Will Richardson, based in San Francisco, on his Richardson Financial podcast. I share great tips on how to build a strong LinkedIn profile, how to build an intentional network, review on which LinkedIn subscription you should consider, how you can work with me to overhaul your profile, train you on how to use LinkedIn and/or bring me in for a speaking engagement.

4 Ways to Prepare for LinkedIn’s New Look

4 Ways to Prepare for LinkedIn’s New Look

If you haven’t heard the news: LinkedIn is getting a makeover. One third of the United States LinkedIn members have it today and the company seems to be picking up speed on the rollout. I work with many other consultants in my same space and we do not know the selection process of how LinkedIn is doling out access; so, don’t lose sleep trying to figure it out. Be patient if you do not have it yet because your time is coming.

Here are four ways you can proactively prepare…

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Excuse me, Mr. Benjamin...

Excuse me, Mr. Benjamin...

If you are sourcing, recruiting and hiring top talent, make sure the compensation you are offering potential candidates is competitive. Keep your eye on LinkedIn Salary as another tool to stay relevant.

Be more prepared to talk about your earning potential when you go through the interview process. Use LinkedIn Salary in combination with Glassdoor (although, I foresee LinkedIn Salary replacing it soon) to prepare the ‘money conversation’ with your future employer.