Optimizing LinkedIn® is surprising complex. It’s hard enough to consider, understand and address: YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE YOUR VALUE PROPOSITION If you would like help with that effort, you can always take a look at the worksheets I have posted on this site. After you have a full grasp of these key points, the next challenge […]Read More
Have you often wondered if you should attach your resume to your LinkedIn profile? Maybe it would help boost your job search? Don’t. Why not? 1) If your home address is on it – which it shouldn’t be; only use city, state and zip or equivalent – you are putting your information at risk for […]Read More
If you are a typical executive, it’s a challenge to find time on your calendar to prepare for interviews. When you do carve out that space, here’s a checklist of what you should cover. Due diligence – know as much as you can about the target organization and management beforehand, including what they do, why and […]Read More
Thanks to those who joined the webinar I presented to The University of Chicago Alumni Association webinar. Here are the slides and replay, if you missed it or would like to review parts or all of the presentation. If you are seeking out Board positions, straddling between multiple audiences or currently unemployed, check out the […]Read More
If you want to get up to speed quickly on a range of topics related to LinkedIn, I am presenting a one-hour webinar this Thursday for The University of Chicago’s Alumni Association.
It’s called LinkedIn for Job Search, Networking and Career Building, and it’s free for UChicago alumni and invited guests (including you!) with the link.Read More
If you are moving onto a second interview with the same company, congratulations! You have passed through the gatekeepers and are now poised to refine your presentation and move one step closer to getting the job. So what changes in the second round and how should you prepare yourself differently than for the first interview? […]Read More
Your resume is a communication tool that tells people why they should refer, recommend or hire you. It is not a cruel ritual meant to torment you, and neither should you torment your readers.
When smart people write bad resumes, they waste weeks and months wondering why the phone doesn’t ring. This unhappy result further leads them to putting their energies into thinking about their own situations and insecurities instead of the greater perspective of how to best present themselves to achieve their goals.Read More