Category Archives: LinkedIn

How to break into an impact job with minimal experience

Translating skills and accomplishments for impact career-switchers takes up a big chunk of my day, and if you’re a sustainability or impact job seeker, it’s likely to be taking up a big chunk of yours too! A few years ago I discussed the best ways to strategise that switch with Ashley Jablow from Open IDEO, Allison Jones from Idealist.org and Jeanne Simon from Accenture Development Partnerships. Here’s our five point run down of key practical and creative job-seeking solutions.

How to get a ‘yes’ from your network

More than 50 percent of jobs are landed due to personal connections or referrals, so it is crucial to leverage your network of contacts for your professional development. Even though many people find networking to be intimidating, you don’t have to worry. Reaching out to your network doesn’t have to be scary and salesy. Think of it as a mutual friendship where you are simply reconnecting or offering something in exchange for a favor. You have to give a little

Strengthen your network & brand: LinkedIn for career success

Your social media presence can boost or bust your chances at an interview or landing your dream job. Consider recruiter concerns when working on your core network and personal brand. Utilize my advice and take some time to update your LinkedIn profile for your best chance at career success. Contact me for some bespoke advice on your personal brand and LinkedIn. Photo credit: Pexels

Webinar: Strengthen your core network & brand: LinkedIn for career success

Your social media presence can boost or bust your chances at an interview, so consider recruiter concerns when working on your core network and brand. Utilize my advice and take some time to update your LinkedIn profile for your best chance at career success.   Contact me for some bespoke advice on your personal brand and LinkedIn. Photo credit: Jacinta Iluch Valero via Flickr

How to use LinkedIn for career development

An effective LinkedIn profile not only acts as an online resume, but also ensures that your professional work gets noticed throughout your vast networking community. Nowadays a professional online presence is essential for career development, whether your goal be to find a new job, make a career change, land a speaking engagement or collaborate with new partners. Last week I participated in an ICRS webinar about how to use LinkedIn for career development. If you missed the session, you can listen

How to dress down your formal bio for LinkedIn

Just as each social media service has its own role in job searches, each has its own biography requirements. Here’s how to take your formal bio and transform it into something smart-casual that’s just right for LinkedIn. The four bios every job seeker needs Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need one biography, you need four: a 140-character micro bio for Twitter, a short bio to work as the four-line profile in your CV , a full bio that’s over