Protect Your LinkedIn Data:

Posted:November 30, 2016 | Tags: #PersonalBranding #LinkedIn

LinkedIn is getting ready to do a major migration to the new profile view (which has been plagued with bugs), so to protect your data, please do these two things:

1) Print the FULL VIEW of your profile including images and text. Do to this > go into your edit profile page > select VIEW AS (CONNECTION) > right click > print.

2) Download an archive of everything in your profile > directions follow.

Accessing Your Account Data (click here for the page)

You can initiate a download of your...

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Should I Share "Status Updates" on LinkedIn?

Posted:July 14, 2016 | Tags: Personal Branding, LinkedIn, Career Management

Yesterday, while facilitating a LinkedIn webinar, we touched on the subject of using the SHARE AN UPDATE feature (found on your Homepage). Participants had many questions, the answers to which I’m sharing here.

There are some statistics floating out there that LinkedIn says sharing a status update once a week means you’re 7 times more likely to receive opportunities.

What that says is that while sharing is helpful, quality trumps quantity.

WHAT should you share? Your commentary on an...

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To-Blog or Not-to-Blog?

Posted:June 9, 2016 | Tags: Personal Branding, Blogging, Career Management

If you’re wondering if blogging should be an undertaking for you, there are many things to consider.

Here are factors to help you decide if blogging is for you:

  • Content: 
    About what would you write?  It is important to keep your writing focused around your personal brand. Do you have enough fodder?  What’s your “wheel house” and how can demonstrate expertise in it?
  • Frequency: 
    Post at a pace that's sustainable long term. If you have great ideas, start drafts so you can finish (and...
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If You Don’t Manage Your Career ...

Posted:February 4, 2016 | Tags: Professional Development, Skills Development, Career Management

By Danielle Beauparlant Moser + Renee Zung

Years ago, when you first began your career and you joined a company your employer ensured you had the training you needed to excel in your job and profession. They took care of you career development.

Fast forward to 2016. In today’s globally competitive job market, employers now seek the perfect candidate—one who already possesses management’s ideal level of knowledge, skills, and abilities.

As career and executive coaches, we know that...

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Question 3: Who needs what I have?

Posted:October 27, 2015 | Tags: Diagnostic, Personal Branding, Career Management

Question 3: Who needs what I have?

The question is more difficult than it looks. “Who needs what I have?” means:
1. What’s the profile of the organization that needs my thought leadership, skills, and expertise? What organization is experiencing the problem that I’m best at solving?
2. Who’s the ultimate decision maker for whom that issue is causing insomnia?

Let’s take an example so this becomes more tangible. Recently, I worked with a Director of Corporate Tax. Here are the answers to her...

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