Tuesday, November 16, 2010

LinkedIn advice

There is a wonderful professional online networking tool some of you may have heard about called LinkedIn. It's a great way to leverage the people you know into a growing web of contacts. This web of contacts can broaden your reach in any industry. This is accomplished through introductions from the people you do know to the people you don't. It's like Facebook for professionals. It's also a great place to post your current resume, work experience, education profile and allows you to offer and receive recommendations from colleagues and supervisors alike.

Which reminds me. If you do solicit a recommendation from someone you know to bolster your online image, you might want to be sure that they can spell or at the very least proof their offering before they electronically post it on your profile. Trust me, there's nothing more distracting than a narrative from someone trying to make you look good that is riddled with spelling and basic grammar errors.

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