LinkedIn wants to be your new favorite app. With a tagline of "the world's largest professional network", LinkedIn is well on it's way to becoming your morning commute time killer, lunch break distraction, and after work entertainment. LinkedIn allows users to create an online resume, network with co-workers and other professionals in their field, as well as look for jobs and participate in discussion forums pertinent to user interests.
LinkedIn is a great network for professionals who are trying to find a new job or gig or grow their own professional network. The problem is that many people mistakenly use it as just another social network like Facebook or Twitter, which can turn them into a social pariah. Follow these rules from the folks at Iconic Mind so that you're able to harness the full potential of LinkedIn without ruining your professional reputation.
Hoffman's presentation is one of the most simplistic, direct, yet substantive presentations I've ever seen. This one focuses on what sort of skills college graduates should hone and what actions to take to be a step ahead in the advancement of their careers.
I particularly find his third point appealing: to take intellectual risks. Unlike most self-proclaimed career gurus out there, Hoffman emphasizes that taking risks is important as long as its negative repercussions (which emerge in a worse-case scenario) don't severely impact on one's main career path.
Congratulations to the class of 2013. After graduation parties and a few days on the beach, it’s time to focus on your career strategy. There are several things you can do over the summer to get a jump on your classmates in what may be your first professional job search.
Before you leave campus for good, ask your professors and classmates if you can stay connected during your job search.
Here's some news that will sadden the few hundred tech-savvy people still using feature phones to grab information from the web.
Google has apparently shut down its SMS search service, reports Ghacks.net today. The shutdown actually happened days ago, but not many people noticed, according to a quick scan of Google News search. The service was probably pretty useful in 2006 (and earlier) when people didn't quite see the need to get a data plan for the quasi-smartphones available.