The first place to look for a mentor is in your alumni network. LinkedIn has made it extraordinarily easy to do so. Virtually every university on the platform has an alumni pool. The best part about this network is that they’re not restricted to any particular city. That means you can connect with alumni from around the world!
The core of digital entrepreneurship leverages existing assets like social media, big data, mobile, cloud computing and the Internet of Things to deliver this value. Digital entrepreneurship encompasses everything from using websites or an online shop to grow your business to providing solutions to virtual teams or teleworking professionals.
Once you explore LinkedIn and learn more about the professionals who inspire you, I hope you’ll realize that what you study in college does not determine your ultimate career trajectory, however, it can give you a strong head start. For example, I earned my BBA in Marketing and a BA in Liberal Studies at the University of Houston. I … Continue reading How To Use LinkedIn to Choose a Major in College
A strong cover letter can set you up apart in the application process, but you have to be careful. It can either bring you to the front of the line for an interview or out the door. Recruiters use a cover letter to sort through competitive applicants and add more context to a one-page resume. Plus, … Continue reading How to use LinkedIn to Write a Strong Cover Letter
Becoming a thought leader on LinkedIn is easier said than done. Thought leaders have established a reputation in a specific area and people continuously reference their work for inspiration and guidance. With time, patience and consistency anyone can become a thought leader. You don’t have to be born with supernatural powers or superior intellect to … Continue reading How to Become a Thought Leader on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is an excellent tool to stay up-to-date in your industry, career, and with your colleagues. LinkedIn is so much more than a landing page for your resume. If you play your cards right, you can use LinkedIn to stay ahead of the game and professionally relevant. #1 Keep your LinkedIn Up-to-date This sounds obvious … Continue reading How to use LinkedIn to Stay in the Loop and Relevant
LinkedIn has aggregated data on salary information on professionals around the world. This information is free and available at your fingertips. When it comes to a salary negotiation, it’s best to come to that conversation prepared. It’s also a good idea to have a realistic, research-backed estimate of future salary opportunities. #1 Determine what you need to … Continue reading How to use LinkedIn to Prepare for a Salary Negotiation
LinkedIn recommendations are an excellent way to add legitimacy and validation to the quality of your work. Think of a LinkedIn recommendation as a mini letter of recommendation. In this case, there is no word limit or length requirement. In fact, the quality of your recommendation, both in terms of the physical recommendation and the recommender themselves, … Continue reading How to Write an Amazing LinkedIn Recommendation
The companies that act as the keystone for major industries are all on LinkedIn. They publish original and curated content that can provide you key insights. LinkedIn is an excellent platform to learn more about those industries. It also allows you to engage directly with other proactive professionals. Here’s how to identify key trends and … Continue reading How to use LinkedIn to Conduct Industry Research
LinkedIn has made building relationships with other professionals easier than ever before. It has provided a platform to build your professional brand and learn from other professionals you admire. There is an art to building a fruitful network on LinkedIn. It’s important to be intentional about the relationships you add to your network. At the … Continue reading How to use LinkedIn to Build Meaningful Relationships