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3 Ways to Sabotage Your LinkedIn Presence
While lots of folks have a LinkedIn profile, not all use it on a regular basis. But what does regular basis mean? For my personal use of LinkedIn, I log in almost every weekday. I read articles, accept connections, and stay active through commenting or liking posts. I would consider this a regular use, yet not particularly proactive. You can always do more. Look for interest-specific groups and read discussions. Start your own discussion. Publish a post. Reach out to individuals with whom you share interests or would like to learn from. Just keep in mind that every post or interaction should remain professional.
2. Send the generic LinkedIn connection request.
This is very important. Do not send the generic LinkedIn connection request message that reads, "I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn." Instead of using this message, give a quick reference to how that person may know you or what you hope to learn from him or her.
For example, you might say:
Dear Mr. Sims,
I am a fellow Biology graduate of UGA hoping to enter the medical research field. I noticed on your profile that you are in the medical research industry, and I would love the opportunity to connect and learn more about your career path. I look forward to hearing more about this exciting field!
Dear Ms. Hope,
I really enjoyed your presentation yesterday on leadership for the UGA Career Center. I found it both insightful and helpful in considering how I would like to lead in the future. I would love to stay connected with you and continue the conversation on leadership.
3. Use an unprofessional picture for your LinkedIn head shot.
Let's face it, whether we like it or not, LinkedIn users make snap judgements of others based on the profile picture alone. While there are some biases we have no control over, we DO have control over the quality of the picture we use. Here are 3 points to consider.
- QUALITY. While you do not need to spend a lot of money on a photographer, you do need to make sure it is a quality photograph. For my professional head shot, I used Card Services at UGA, and I have a colleague that used a drugstore's passport picture service. These are all easy fixes that cost less than $20.
- REPRESENTATION. This is the opportunity for others to see you as a professional, so please take the time to look your best. Ladies, you should wear minimal jewelry and wear an appropriate amount of makeup that is not distracting. I would also suggest wearing professional attire. Men, you should make sure that you are clean shaven or that your beard/mustache is appropriately groomed. I also suggest wearing professional attire.
- BACKGROUND. I think that the best LinkedIn profile pictures are those that are only a head shot of the person. I have seen trees, buildings, flowers, and other background objects in user's pictures which can be completely fine. However, keep in mind that people can become distracted by objects in your picture. The less distractions, the better.
**For more LinkedIn Do's and Don'ts: http://linkd.in/1nZUGot
Between the Pages: An Evening with Eight Authors
Thursday, Aug. 14th, 6pm
3405 Lenox Rd NE
For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/1nEDwmc
Pardot Recruiting Mixer
Wednesday, July 30th, 5:30-8pm
273 Buckhead Ave NE
Jobs and Internships
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DAWGLink #53970, Underwriting Assistant
RSUI Group, Inc.
Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.- Georgia Plant
DAWGLink #53401, Software Developer
Concept Software & Services Inc.
DAWGLink #54105, Account Coordinator
WUVG-TV/ UNIVISION ATLANTADAWGLink #53701, eLearning Developer
Pardot, A Salesforce.com Company
DAWGLink #54159, Financial Representative
Northwestern Mutual-MarylandDAWGLink #54045, Marketing Manager
Meredith Corporation: CBSAtlanta
DAWGLink #53249, Microbiologist I
Exela Pharma Sciences
Scientific Games is hiring- see below.
GOVERNMENT & NONPROFIT
Check out Go Government for information about federal jobs, internships, and government resources.
CALL TO SERVE CAREER GUIDES
Are you interested in pursuing a career with the federal government? Need information and resources to provide the best advice and strategies for success for your particular areas of interest? The Partnership for Public Service’s Go Government career guides are now online and a great resource for students to see how their major could translate into a job in the federal government.
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