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Emphasize Your Strengths in Your LinkedIn Profile

Emphasize Your Strengths in Your LinkedIn Profile

It’s important to emphasize your strengths in your LinkedIn profile. Sometimes you might resist doing this for fear of sounding like you’re bragging. Take the StrengthsFinder assessment. Doing that will help you select which strengths to share and how to describe them   Background on the Strengths-Finder Assessment Psychologist Donald Clifton created this tool based on information from his research on people in leadership roles. Partnering with colleagues from Gallup over several decades, he conducted interviews with over 20,000 leaders. Drawing…

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Spotlight Your Strengths in Your LinkedIn Summary

Spotlight Your Strengths in Your LinkedIn Summary

Have you thought about how important it is to spotlight your strengths in your LinkedIn summary? Yet, you may have hesitated about doing this, as you wonder which strengths to include. If you’re a job seeker, you might choose to vary the strengths depending on the types of jobs you are pursuing. As a business owner, you may want to expand upon the strengths you list if the services or products you provide change.   Discover Your Top Strengths Through…

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Protecting Your Security on Facebook

Protecting Your Security on Facebook

Have you thought about protecting your security on Facebook? Feeling secure on Facebook is a top priority for my clients and the students in my classes. Some of these folks have even avoided Facebook completely due to concerns over security. Naturally, the Security and Login section within your Settings menu is the most important section related to this subject. You can find it by clicking on the little downward pointing arrow at the top right of your menu bar and…

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The Pros and Cons of Tagging People on Facebook

The Pros and Cons of Tagging People on Facebook

Have you thought about the pros and cons of tagging people on Facebook? Part of me likes it when I’m brought into a post someone else created. Another part of me gets annoyed when this happens. Tagging is when someone on Facebook identifies a friend in a picture. It also happens when someone enters the name of a Facebook friend in a post or comment. Doing either of these creates a hyperlink from the person posting to the personal page…

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Organizations – How to Highlight Them on LinkedIn

Organizations – How to Highlight Them on LinkedIn

My organizations – how to highlight them on LinkedIn? I’m glad people bring that question to me. Giving back to your community through organizational involvement is good for the community and good for you. Sharing that involvement on LinkedIn benefits you and the organizations. Not only are you sharing your skills and knowledge for a worthy cause, you’re differentiating yourself from your competition. Think of your volunteer involvement as part of your personal and professional brand. You can use your…

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Facebook Groups – Why Start One?

Facebook Groups – Why Start One?

Facebook groups – what’s the value of starting one? That is a question I’ve asked myself often during my years of working in social media. I’ve participated in a range of Facebook groups. Like anything else on social media, some have been more valuable than others. Recently, I decided to create a Facebook group that ties in with my new Meetup group: Simplify Your Social Media. At the first Meetup, someone asked if we could form a Facebook group. They…

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Meetup Groups: The What, How and Why

Meetup Groups: The What, How and Why

This blog post: Meetup Groups: the what, how and why addresses many aspects of Meetup groups. Many people attend Meetup groups, yet they don’t really know how Meetup works.   What is Meetup and How Did It Get Started? According to Meetup’s Facebook business page: “Meetup is the world’s largest network of self-organized clubs and community groups. We make it easy for anyone to organize their own local group, or find one of the thousands already meeting face-to-face.” Scott Heiferman,…

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Simplify Your Social Media Meetup Group

Simplify Your Social Media Meetup Group

I created Simplify Your Social Media Meetup Group to help make things easier for business people using social media. If you live in the Denver area, I’d love to have you join us! To join, go to: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-simplify-your-social-media/ You can attend any of our Meetup events without joining the Meetup group. However, to get the maximum networking benefit, I suggest you join the group. Also, to attend any of these events, you will need to RSVP in advance. You will…

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How to Decide Whether to Connect on Social Media

How to Decide Whether to Connect on Social Media

Do you struggle with the question of how to decide whether to connect on social media? Many of my clients pose this question to me. The answer, as is often the case, is “it depends.” It depends on how you use the site, your natural networking style, your line of work, your gut instincts, and more. Whether you are doing the reaching out or responding to a connection request, here are some things to consider.   How You Use a…

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LinkedIn Work Experience Updates – Make Public or Not?

LinkedIn Work Experience Updates – Make Public or Not?

What are your thoughts on the question of LinkedIn profile updates – make them public or not? Many of my clients tell me that they don’t want their connections to see the changes they’re making in their profile. There are plenty of reasons not to let your connections see these changes. Then again, there can be value in letting your connections know when you make an update to your profile. Typically, I don’t make my profile updates public. However, recently…

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