“With so many social networks to traverse today, why is it important for college students to be on yet another site? There are many benefits to being active on LinkedIn, but the most basic reason – to get a job and move out of your parent’s house! You do want to move out of your parent’s house, right?”
This is a great primer on why college students need a LinkedIn profile: Yes, You Need a LinkedIn Account!
“Reading can be very valuable, but writing requires more thinking, and so it can be even more valuable. Write about something you’re passionate about…”
8 Simple Ways to Inspire Yourself at Work
“Learn to speak and write clearly, concisely and, most importantly, with passion. And never forget to shut up and listen.
Great advice from Michael Lazerow at Offbeat Advice I Wish I Was Given in School
What I like about the article is that if the positive signs aren’t there, you can figure out how to make a change to like your job more…or you can decide it’s time to change your job.
“You may not give your computer screen an embarrassingly gushing smile and you might not write little love notes during your lunch break. But, there are ways to tell if you love your job.”
14 Telling Signs You Love Your Job
How to Create a Kick-Ass LinkedIn Profile
“With the professional network now boasting more members than many developed countries, business professionals across the planet are racing to figure out how they will leverage LinkedIn marketing for themselves.”
Advice I Wish Someone Had Given Me for My First Job
“Whether you’re straight out of college or starting a new career path, that first job can be scary. You might think you know the ropes, but it’s a lot more than just getting your work done. Here are a few tips I wish someone gave me before I took my first job.”
This is a great article by Dave Kerpen about simple ways to improve your writing:
Want To Be Taken Seriously? Become a Better Writer.
“The number of poorly written emails, resumes and blog posts I come across each month is both staggering and saddening. Their grammar is awful. There are dozens of misspellings. Language is much wordier or more complex than necessary. Some things I read literally make no sense at all to me.”
Here’s a link to a good article about what you need to be a great employee. I especially like the part about stepping in and doing what needs to be done, regardless of your job title.
Eight Qualities of Remarkable Employees
“Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers… they possess a wide range of easily-defined–but hard to find–qualities.”
Informative article about getting the most out of LI:
9 Mistakes You’re Making on LinkedIn
“Lots of articles describe how to create a more marketable LinkedIn profile, how to find the right groups to join, how to choose the best profile photo… I should know, I’ve written about that. Oh, and that. Yep, and that too.”
The follow-up piece to “7 Simple To Do for LinkedIn Rookies to Enhance Their Profiles” by Courtney Shelton Hunt