Networking During a Pandemic

Networking During a Pandemic

The time has come for you to figure out how you are going to enhance your online presence. Maybe you have dabbled here and there—sharing an article, liking a tweet, or posting some thoughts on LinkedIn. But now it’s time to get serious. With in-person networking curtailed by the coronavirus, your online presence is more important than ever. Maybe you have been reluctant to build an online presence because you don’t like the idea of selling yourself or feeling fake. But that’s the wrong way to look at it. Building your online presence is an opportunity to learn, to help … Read more

Grow Your Professional Network Quickly and Easily

grow your professional network quickly

Knowing how to grow your professional network is a skill that can help your career advance faster than just about anything else. After all, your network is one of the most valuable assets you have for career success. People from your network can help you with the challenges of your current job, they can help you to find leads for a new job, and they can help you develop skills and insights to grow as a professional. Now, you can take steps to make your network even more powerful–for you, and for everyone in it. The secret is hiding in … Read more

Learn How to Do Your LinkedIn Profile Photo the Right Way

Your LinkedIn profile photo is one of the most important updates that you need to make. You might update LinkedIn when you change jobs, take a seat on a board, or volunteer with a nonprofit. Maybe you even tweak your summary now and again or collect some new references. That’s all great, but your profile photo is even more important. It’s the first thing people see, and it’s the one way to make the most human contact online. If your photo is old, low quality, or a cropped version of an image that wasn’t taken with LinkedIn in mind, you … Read more

How To Use Your Personal Brand to Grow Your Career

When people mention your name, what value proposition comes to mind? Does your name act like a “brand” for you? Think about some well-known business names: Warby Parker. McDonalds. GoPro. Soul Cycle. Target. Tesla. The value that comes to mind is clear and easy to understand. You know right away what it’s all about, and whether you’re interested or not. Imagine having that kind of clarity in people’s minds when they think about you. That’s your personal brand. And it works for employees as well as entrepreneurs. Because, maybe your name isn’t going to flash up on a billboard sign, … Read more