Six Easy Ways to Tap into Your Network on the Go

Six Easy Ways to Tap into Your Network on the Go

“I’d like to, but I don’t have enough time.” That’s the excuse I typically hear from people who don’t network. The reality is, whether you’re waiting on the tarmac or getting your hair highlighted, there are opportunities scattered throughout your day to invest in your relationships. Here are six easy ways LinkedIn’s family of apps can turn your ‘wasted’ time into app-ortunities. Maximize Your Morning Don’t hit the snooze … [Read more...]

Professional Photos on LinkedIn Are Worth a Thousand Opportunities

Professional Photos on LinkedIn Are Worth a Thousand Opportunities

In this time-constrained world, we don’t have a thousand words to explain to hiring managers, potential clients, colleagues or future bosses who we are as professionals. Instead, let your photographs do the talking. I’m not talking about pictures of after-work tequila shots and bikini vacation photos in the bars. Keep those far, far away from the Internet because you just never know who is going to see those photos and how they might affect the … [Read more...]

Stop Losing Money: How to Ask for the Raise You Deserve

What is the number 1 item on everyone’s To Do list after starting a New Year?  I’ll give you a clue – it’s not going on a fad diet. It’s asking for a raise. People tend to push this off year after year. Either they’re afraid to ask, think one will magically appear or don’t believe they’re entitled to the additional salary. I was recently asked to join the ABC World News Real Money team to help one woman finally ask her boss for her first raise. … [Read more...]

LinkedIn’s Posh Productive Pampering Event with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics in NYC [PHOTOS]

There’s nothing we love more here at LinkedIn than connecting talented professionals. Last night we invited dozens of fabulous female journalists (who work at outlets like CNBC, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Reader’s Digest, TIME, etc.) to network and mingle with one another while chatting about how important their online professional brand is. LinkedIn’s event took place at CORE: club, a veritable power portal for the business elite, just … [Read more...]

Does Your LinkedIn Profile Photo Look ‘Evil’ or ‘Rotten?’ Lessons You Can Learn from Kate Middleton’s First Official Royal Portrait

Today the first official portrait of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was revealed in London. The duchess described the painting as “amazing”, but critics referred to the image as “evil,” “rotten” and even “dull.” As a member of the Royal Family, Kate Middleton is one of the most scrutinized women on the planet. It’s perhaps not surprising that a lot of fuss (both good and bad) is … [Read more...]

Are Your Buzzwords a Buzzkill?: 3 Tips to Get Noticed

In the face of the down economy the strategic, disruptive approach is to identify influencers with extensive experience in creating problem—solving results. Yep, that’s a real life sentence, found in a real life publication. But what exactly does it say? In a word that actually means something: nothing. At a time when there is more content out there than you could ever possibly hope to read, quality—and not quantity—has become the absolute … [Read more...]