The Linkedin headshot has given many people consternation. If you have been on Linkedin long enough you have seen the range of portraits from cartoons to the chiaroscuro mood-invoked Rembrandt headshots. I have seen people do really some really poorly ...
 

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Smile! You're Posing for Linkedin

The Linkedin headshot has given many people consternation. If you have been on Linkedin long enough you have seen the range of portraits from cartoons to the chiaroscuro mood-invoked Rembrandt headshots. I have seen people do really some really poorly branded photos from passport images to overly dramatic poses.
Here are some basic things to consider when using a photo on Linkedin:
1. It is not optional. Weird ideas fill a void. If...

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Who Are You Really?

I have found when it comes to following a career path or doing a job hunt, most people can tell you what they do and even how they do it with lots of hyperbole thrown in. But, they don't know who they are.

Sometimes the essence of a person will come through in their behavior and personality if a good recruiter is asking questions. Most fo the time, no. People have gotten good at putting on their "social media" front.
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Why Your Resume Doesn't Live Up to Your Potential

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I review and rewrite resumes every day. It’s fun and similar to taking a diamond in the rough and polishing it to reveal the inner brilliance and it is the same with a person’s career. Over the years, I have noticed that too often resumes fall short of adequately presenting a person’s brilliance.

People seem to write their resume as either a list of competencies or accomplishments but rarely as achievements. What’s...

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Branding is Not a Herd Mentality 

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I was thinking about a potential client's request to see samples of professional websites that I have done. They thought that building their brand was as easy as copying a site of someone one in the same profession. I guess that's half true. Nowadays, anybody can build a website for free as exampled by a 10 year old using Weebly http://addiesrainforest.weebly.com/. Wix, webstarter, Yolo, Squarespace can also do the job.

Of the 100+...

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The Internet of Things Keeps up the Momentum 

Looking for jobs in the new IoT economy? This handy chart on Firstmark Capital's blog and on Techcrunch provides a pretty comprehensive starter list!

Matt Turck | 12.02.14
The Internet Of Things Is Reaching Escape VelocityBy Matt TurckThe frenzy around the Internet of Things (IoT) should be reaching its final countdown.
There has been a period of extraordinary activity in the IoT space since this original attempt at charting the...

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