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You can never have too many contacts

Catriona Pollard | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Catriona Pollard

When I worked from home, I vividly remember walking out my front door into a freezing cold rainy night to go to a networking event. All I wanted to d...

6 Bold Predictions for Digital Marketing in 2016

Chad Pollitt | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business
Chad Pollitt

As 2015 begins to wind down, the prediction posts pontificating what the next year has in store have begun to ramp up. This has become something of an annual tradition for marketers and this season is no exception.

Please Add Me As a LinkedIn Connection (or: Taking A Stand Against LinkedIn)

Galanty Miller | Posted 11.12.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I can count on my hand the number of times I've lost a finger. (twice) I can count on all the books that Kylie Jenner has ever read the number of times LinkedIn has been of use to someone looking for career advancement. (zero)

How Paid Time Off Policies Can Hurt Your Employees

Gene Marks | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
Gene Marks

Paid time off is a publicity stunt. Most companies know that their best employees aren't going to take advantage of it. And by leaving the policy open and "up to the employee" managers are now creating a different kind of competitive environment, one that encourages taking less time off, rather than more.

Mobile App Fever: How to Spot the Symptoms

Heather Franzese | Posted 10.27.2015 | Impact
Heather Franzese

The idea of building an app is attractive for many reasons. First, it's tangible. You can build it and put your name on it. Second, it's completely customizable. The canvas is only limited to your imagination and your coding skill. Third, you can track it, monitoring downloads and usage. And of course, you stand to gain money and fame if your app is successful with the masses.

Is Your Job Search Too Old-Fashioned?

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 10.25.2015 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

If you are over 40 or it has been more than three years since your last job hunt, you are probably unaware of how much recruiting and hiring practices have changed recently, particularly with the growth of social media and also with the tough job market we have been experiencing.

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What They Mean to Your Job Search and the Weight They Carry With HR

Kristi Russo | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Kristi Russo

The difference between skills and traits is a distinction that many job seekers seem to miss and can be crucial when asserting your value. Both hold a place in your overall assessment as a candidate.

Best. Summer. Ever.

Andrew Cotto | Posted 10.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Cotto

Imagine how happy people would be. What they could personally accomplish being exposed to the power of a good, healthy break from the routine of five-day work weeks most weeks a year. They could rediscover the magic of summer and all that it holds.

LinkedIn Now Offering Employees 'Unlimited' Vacation Time

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business

Like all-you-can-eat shrimp or the right to consume candy and ice cream all day because your parents can’t stop you anymore, unli...

Stand Out: How to Be a LinkedIn Influencer

Irina Jordan | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business
Irina Jordan

You can become a LinkedIn influencer without the official designation by being strategic about your activities focusing on the ones that build your influence.

LinkedIn May Owe You $1,500

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner admitted in May that the social networking site was guilty of “sending too much email” to some users. &ldqu...

Putting Money Where My Mouth Is and Funding Women-led Startups

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.29.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

At Microsoft in Times Square this November 9, ten women-led startups will pitch their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of investors for t...

Why Businesses Can't Live Without Social Media and a Thing Called SEO: An Interview with an Online Marketing Expert

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 09.17.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

If your head starts spinning whenever tech-savvy people start riffing about things like SEO, SMM, SEM, CPC, CTR, and so on, you're probably not alone. To make heads or tails of social media, I recently caught up with Ross Taylor, owner of Alameda Internet Marketing, a Bay Area SEO company that specializes in helping small- and medium-sized businesses get found online.

Six Lessons Learned Working for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Balkin

One of the most formative experiences of my personal and professional journey has been working for Malcolm Turnbull. I still recall our first meeting in mid-2003 as if it were yesterday, and I'm immensely grateful for the invaluable experience and subsequent lessons learned working for him.

Leverage LinkedIn for Big Business Success

John Bowen | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
John Bowen

LinkedIn has become perhaps the top platform on the Internet for entrepreneurs to connect with prospects, stay in touch with existing clients and start conversations that ultimately lead to more business.

Woman Calls Out Sexist LinkedIn Message, Gets Branded A 'Feminazi'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.14.2015 | Women

After receiving a sexist message from a man on LinkedIn, Charlotte Proudman decided to expose his unprofessional behavior online. She soon received ba...

Women in Business Q&A: Lynda Weinman, Co-Founder and Executive Chair,

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Lynda Weinman has always believed in the importance of education; in fact, at fifteen-years-old she convinced the headmaster of a private high school ...

The New High School Essentials: LinkedIn, a Resumé, and a Digital Portfolio

Erica Swallow | Posted 09.11.2015 | Education
Erica Swallow

A digital presence is no longer a nice-to-have for high school students. Competition is high, and schools across the nation -- and world -- are preparing their scholars for a 21st Century workforce.

eHarmony Wants To Set You Up... With Your Next Job

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.31.2015 | Technology

Aug 31 (Reuters) -- As a marriage counselor years ago, Neil Clark Warren saw first-hand how incompatibility led to unhappy matches. So the compatibil...

Dressing in a Suit for Your LinkedIn Picture May Be Hurting Your Chance of Working at a Startup

Quora | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology

This won't be a popular answer, but if you are talking about technology startups in Silicon Valley, then the answer is yes, you probably are hurting your chances.

Guide Helps Educators Navigate Social Media

Larry Magid | Posted 08.18.2015 | Education
Larry Magid

Many students are using Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but so can teachers to share learning tidbits with students and show off excellent student work with the student's and, in some cases, parent's permission.

Sargent, LinkedIn and the Right to Fame.

Michael Radou Moussou | Posted 08.14.2015 | Arts
Michael Radou Moussou

Sargent's portraiture of London society was addressed to a large yet very selected public. We have already said that Social Media is a very broad universe and that every network has a different target.

Expert Social Networking Advice From a Top Chief Digital Officer

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.17.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) is the most influential museum on Twitter, and also one of the world's largest and finest art museums. The Met also employs one of the top social networking experts in the world. Sree Sreenivasan is the first Chief Digital Officer of the Met.

How to Become the Top 1% on Linkedin (Without Being Already Famous)

Li Lin | Posted 08.10.2015 | Technology
Li Lin

As I skyrocketed to the top 1% most viewed profiles on Linkedin within my network of about 900+ people, I realized that I did a set of very particular things that got me literally thousands of views within 90 days.

When A Company's Chief People Person Is An Introvert

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business

As the head of talent at LinkedIn, Pat Wadors is responsible for keeping nearly 9,000 workers happy and engaged with their jobs -- and she's also out ...