There’s really no doubt that you need a photograph to accompany your profile on LinkedIn. Not having one simply means that people will at best consider you’re a newbie on LI (and, by extrapolation, IT generally). At worst, they will think you have something to hide.
Remember that you are using LI as a way . . . → Read More: Make sure you can be recognised from your LinkedIn profile photograph
Speaking at a networking event the other day, I did a quick straw poll to test out one of my theories about why so many people find such events a pointless exercise despite feeling compelled to go along. Not surprisingly, out of a group of nearly 40 people, only 2 claimed to have a systematic . . . → Read More: Nine out of ten people don’t follow-up
Do you think it is worth me offering one?
I get a bit frustrated. There’s a lot of people who download my e-book. They read most of my tips that I send them afterwards. A small number of them contact me and arrange a free conversation.
I do this work for two reasons – obviously . . . → Read More: Would you be interested in a free job hunting webinar?
This is a very familiar plea. Sadly, a lot of the people who come to me have been trying for quite a while to find a new role, haven’t succeeded, and now their spouse is beginning to lose patience.
A little while ago, I was interviewed for a job myself. It was an academic role . . . → Read More: I’ve been out of work for so long – I’ve just not been that lucky
I’m not a great believer in paperwork exercises – simply documenting something that you’d do anyway in order to gain a piece of paper seems intrinsically wrong to me. It’s a question of how much effort is necessary. When the form filling becomes too onerous, but is still only documenting what’s already been achieved, then . . . → Read More: Learning something new or going through hoops – and for whose benefit?