Connect Like a Pro on LinkedIn

How do you treat LinkedIn connection requests? Do you accept them all? Do you apply certain criteria when considering requests? Do you only connect with people you know outside of LinkedIn? Managing your LinkedIn network is a personal thing. There is no one-size-fits-all answer. You do want to connect strategically. First, define your goal. Why… Read More

We’re Friends, But it Is More Complicated Than That

A few weeks ago, I was listening to a story on NPR when the interviewee mentioned that someone was a “holiday card friend.” Having just dusted off my holiday card list, the fact that we all have different categories of friends really hit me. There are friends who we talk to all. the. time. There… Read More

LinkedIn Basics: Make It Social

To round out my recent posts on representing yourself well on LinkedIn, I want to focus on social networking opportunities. LinkedIn is a great place to be part of valuable professional networking and conversations. Related posts: LinkedIn Basics: 4 Steps to a Findable You and LinkedIn Basics: the Resume Stuff in 3+ Simple Steps Look… Read More