Category Archives: LinkedIn

Networking Tips from The Godfather

In the opening scene of the 1972 classic, The Godfather,  Don Corleone (The Godfather) and Bonasera (the undertaker) engage in a conversation around favors.  Bonasera desires justice to be served on the young men who assaulted his daughter.  After some … Continue reading

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Personal Brand

In a recent workshop, college students were learning about the concept of one’s “Personal Brand”.  This is not to mean they should view themselves as a product like TIDE or a service such as the one provided by UPS. Rather … Continue reading

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LinkedIn Skill Endorsements

Those who use LinkedIn may have noticed on profiles, one can now endorse someone’s skills.  By clicking on a skill box, you can virtually attest to the person’s abilities.  Did you think your contact did a great job implementing a … Continue reading

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LinkedIn Impression

“You never get a second change to make a first impression” While Will Rogers was not thinking of LinkedIn when he offered the advice above, it is wise to remember this line when using social media sites.  To help make … Continue reading

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Begin With An End In Mind

Today, I was on the phone with an alum and we were speaking about networking.  As we reviewed the basics about reaching out, staying in contact, avoiding focusing only on securing job leads, and other good networking practices – he … Continue reading

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Company Research

In today’s growing social media resources, one would be remiss not to use sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, company blogs or RSS feeds to keep up to date on what is happening at organizations of interest.  This type of information helps … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Networking Story

I have the honor of working with some of the best and brightest college students in the world in their search for post-graduate opportunities.  A current senior shared her networking story with me and I hope it helps inspire others … Continue reading

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