Below are three commonly misused LinkedIn features. Use these tips make LinkedIn work for your job search.
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Are you making LinkedIn work for you? Are you hitting the LinkedIn goals you set for yourself? If not, you may not be putting forth enough effort to really engage with others on LinkedIn. To do that, you must include information in your profile that shows you are good at what you do and that you are an expert in your field. You must demonstrate your expertise and your passion for your profession through status updates, discussions in groups and comments on other people’s updates.
Whether you have three-minutes or 30-minutes to spend on LinkedIn, YouTern tells you how to make the most of LinkedIn features:
Low Efforts – Good Results
Medium Effort – Better Results
High Effort – Best Results
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We make decisions all the time, some that require more thought than others. Regardless of the effort that is put into making a decision, it has to be accepted that some decisions will not be the best possible choice.
Many different techniques of decision making have been developed, ranging from simple rules of thumb to extremely complex procedures. The method usually depends on the nature of the decision and how complex it is. Below is one technique that will help you be more effective in decision making.
Seven Stages of Decision Making:
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Are you faced with a tough choice? Chances are the hard choice is something big and momentous for you. Hard choices seem to be occasions for agonizing but philosopher Ruth Chang thinks we have misunderstood hard choices and the role they play in our lives.
What makes a choice hard is the way the alternatives relate. In an easy choice, one alternative is better than the other. In a hard choice, neither is better than the other overall.
Many of us take the safest option in hard choices. It’s a mistake to think that, in hard choices, one alternative really is better than the other. Even taking two alternatives side-by-side with full information can still be a hard choice. Hard choices are hard because there is no best option.
Chang likes to say that alternatives are “on par.” When alternatives are in the same league of value, that’s when the choice is hard. When we choose between options that are on par, we can put ourselves behind an option. Here’s where I stand. Here’s who I am. This kind of response to a hard choice is a rational response, not dictated by reasons given to us, but supported by reasons created by us.
So when faced with hard choices, we shouldn’t be trying to figure out which alternative is better. There is no best alternative. Instead, look for reasons inside: Who am I to be?
You can see Chang’s full TED Talk on how to make hard choices here.
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What qualities make a strong leader? In one leadership study, qualities such as assertiveness, adaptability, intelligence and conscientiousness were cited as most important.
So how can you embrace these characteristics and become a better leader? Consider the following tips:
What characteristics do you admire in great leaders?
It’s possible that your resume could be saying the wrong thing about you. Your resume is a reflection of you and you don’t want recruiters thinking that you’re outdated because your resume is. Does your resume need an update? The Ladders blog will help you figure it out:
According to Forbes, 40% of adults say they lie in bed awake at night plagued by the stressful events of the day. Do you fall into that 40%? It’s hard not to, as the average business professional has an average of 31 to 100 projects on their plate and is interrupted seven times an hour at work!
So, how can you maintain a steady focus throughout the day and still have energy left over after work? Sharon Melnick, Ph.D., a business psychologist, offers the following strategies to manage stress at work.
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Believe it or not, stress isn’t the enemy. In fact, changing how you think about stress can make you healthier. When you change your mind about stress, you can change your body’s response to stress.
Typically we interpret feelings of stress (heart pounding, fast breathing, breaking into a sweat) as anxiety but what if we viewed them as signs that our body is energizing and preparing to meet a challenge?
Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist, shared a new study that found if you think of your stress response as helpful (your pounding heart is preparing you for action; breathing faster is getting more oxygen to your brain), you will not only be less stressed but also less anxious and more confident.
This one change could make a huge difference in your everyday life. The next time you feel your body responding to stress think to yourself ,“This is my body helping me rise to this challenge.”
You can see Ms. McGonigal’s full TED Talk on how to make stress your friend below.
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