MB Deans, who attended a breakfast November in Milpitas wrote Elaine to let us know that she is offering a multi-part workshop on building a good on-line profile that’s appropriate for both job seekers and bootstrappers. The three parts are separately priced and will cost between $50 and $200 (early bird) depending upon how many you sign up for:
- LinkedIn and Beyond: Building Your Job Hunt Strategy with LinkedIn and Facebook
- Blockbuster Profiles: Write One That Will Have Recruiters Calling You
- I’m on LinkedIn: Now What? Get the Next Steps to Success
She is offering them four times in January:
- Palo Alto/Los Altos, January 15, 2009
- Emeryville, CA: January 20, 2009
- Fremont, CA: January 22, 2009
- San Francisco, CA: January 29, 2009
A LinkedIn profile is important for a several reasons:
- Prospects will check it either before they contact you or as they are doing more background checking on your company.
- The testimonials that are posted there have authenticated authorship and should also be posted on your website.
- It’s a convenient mechanism for reconnecting with old co-workers and other folks you have had prior shared success with.
MB also has a blog “Working for a Living” that has an interesting “Turn Of Your TV” set of posts:
- Turn Off Your TV & Increase Your Focus
If you’re one of the growing number of people feeling the pinch of this recession we’re in, turn off the TV. There’s little good news and much of what the pundits are talking about is incomprehensible to normal human beings. The problems are too big and complex, and they are oversimplified in the effort to explain.
- Turn Off Your TV & Good Stuff Happens More Than You Think
One particularly bad stretch a couple of years ago when everything seemed to be falling apart, I started keeping a weekly list of everything that went right…pull them out and re-read them and you discover that aren’t all that bad, and more good stuff happens than bad.
- Turn Off Your TV & Find Your Passion
Dreams are wonderful things–I have big plans and goals for my own future–but unless they translate into projects, tasks and accomplishments they mean nothing. I’m not saying dreams are bad; I am saying you need to convert them into concrete, achievable goals and then act to achieve those goals.