I was trying to think of a career tip for the day, and the first thing that came to my mind was LinkedIn. If you don't read anything I ever post again, my tip is to GET ON LINKEDIN!
And I don't mean: Create a basic profile and wish people happy work anniversaries, when you log in once every 4 months.
I mean create a profile that actually represents how great you are as a professional. Then, contribute to hot topics in your industry with other passionate people, post tips for beginners, ask questions, read articles on things like "10 Reasons Why You Need an Achievement-Based Resume & How to Write Achievement Statements" *Pssst.. I wrote that one. Enjoy the Beyonce GIFs.
My friends hear me say this all the time, and it's usually met with some eye rolls and long sighs. I GET IT! It's not cool or hip, but you know what is:
- Getting job offers without applying for jobs.
- Making extra money (sometimes really good money) for your side hustle.
- Staying relevant in your industry. Knowing to expect changes, and sometimes being the one to lead those changes.
- Being found online for good things. Some people still think employers are looking for candidates with a clean slate online. They aren't. They want to see results, and they want to see GOOD results.
I could go on, but I won't. You get the point, and I sound like a total nerd. But....If you are interested in learning more, feel free to reach out.