The prospect of dating in your mid-40s after a divorce or breakup is about welcomed as a shower without any heat on January 3rd. You feel like you are out in the world, exposed. Guys, you have many choices and here are five thoughts on seizing this unique moment in time.
All social networking venues are not created equal. LinkedIn is a great way to build your network, relationships and personal brand, but in order to do it effectively, you have to use LinkedIn in a professional manner.
This morning I received an e-mail from LinkedIn asking if I wanted to be LinkedIn with even more people in my extended universe. I did not, so closed the e-mail and went to heat up my coffee. When I returned there were 50 LinkedIn replies to people politely agreeing to be LinkedIn with me.
Pick an industry or two that you're passionate about. Know everything about the industry and the companies in it. Then make a target list of the companies you'd like to work for. Become a power user of their products if it's consumer-facing.
No matter where you go to school or who your parents are, you're probably more connected than you think. Ignore the new misconception that quadruple-digit social online "friends, followers, and connections" are the path to career prosperity.
LinkedIn is a fabulous tool. But it is important to understand that there is a difference between your professional network and the Opportunity Network of the sale you are pursuing. Ideally, there is overlap, but they should be viewed as two separate entities.
What do they post in order to share knowledge or content with their followers? The decision not only lies in the hands of the employer but also with the job seeker. Perhaps after reviewing social channels, the job seeker realizes that he is not a fit -- this is good for all.
For those of us who work in technology for social good, LinkedIn Board Connect also represents one more thing: a rich opportunity to see how the "reverse match" concept of volunteer engagement can play out in a community that's already at scale.