Effective Online Networking

How to Create a Kickass Facebook Cover Photo

It used to be that your Facebook page said very little about you to anyone you chose not to be friends with. Someone searching for you would, with the right privacy settings, see just your photo, your alma mater, and whether yo...

Skyping for Success

When you’re networking, whether you’re generally expanding your network, looking for a job, or meeting vendors for your business, it may be tempting to explore only individuals or companies who are close in proximit...

Facebook and The Job Search

Mind your Facebook profile, job searchers. It’s advice I’ve given before, and advice the best recruiters and HR professionals in the business stick to when asked about candidates. What you put on social media can ab...


The Mac Attack

I have long been a PC user. My father was a PC user, my brother was a PC user, so I trusted in my trusty HP laptop for years. About 2 years ago, though, my poor HP laptop died a pretty horrible death. And it didn’t make s...

Getting the Biggest Bang for your Email Buck

We’ve all been there. You send that very important email, and then……………… you wait……………and no one responds. You’re spinning in your chair thinking abo...

LinkedIn Tip: It’s who you know…who you really know!

Yet another LinkedIn tip. LinkedIn is useful for many things, finding information about people you want to know, certainly. But LinkedIn connections are not. LinkedIn connections are for people you actually know, not the ones y...


LinkedIn Tip: Photos Matter

I’ve had a number of “blind” meetings in the last few weeks. And a number of these meetings have sparked the following tip: Make sure your LinkedIn photo is recent and actually looks like you. Imagine walking ...

Sign your name to it!

For those searching for a job, the devil is always in the details. And while you’re unemployed, one battle you have to fight is to make yourself as professional as possible without necessarily having access to all the pro...

Trust me, kids. I google you.

I’m hiring an intern, and boy is it fun! A huge part of the intern position I’m hiring is helping with social media and graphic design, so it only makes sense to me to Google the applicants. If you don’t have ...