How To Create A Successful LinkedIn Profile, In One Easy Graphic

LinkedIn is increasingly becoming an essential tool for maintaining professional relationships and networking.  When I taught a course on the higher education job search, I tried to find a simple, comprehensive guide to creating a successful LinkedIn profile.  There are a lot of them out there, but many are lacking in one area or another.  Well, my search is over and it comes in the form of the following graphic courtesy of the folks over at leisurejobs.com.  This graphic is quite simply the best and most comprehensive I have found.  If I… Read More

Stop. Think. Are you engaged at work? Why do you work in HigherEd?

Yesterday, I came across this interesting infographic mashup that maps worker engagement onto the classic pyramid of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.  (Thanks for sharing Dustin Ramsdell!)  Given that I am job searching myself, while also attempting to build a culture of engagement at my current institution, this infographic really spoke to me.  Much like Tuckman’s theory of group development (forming, storming, norming, performing), reaching the “highest stage” of “performing,” or in this case, “self-actualization” is actually quite rare.  It’s also incredibly rewarding when it is achieved.

The Dreaded LinkedIn Summary…Some Tips for Students

Originally posted on The NACE Blog:
Ross Wade, assistant director, Duke University Career Center Personal blog: http://mrrosswade.wordpress.com/ LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosswade Twitter: @rrwade Blogs from Ross Wade. Students understand more and more the power of LinkedIn, and the importance of not only being on LinkedIn, but also actually using it to successfully market themselves and connect with professionals. I feel like I’ve worked with a gazillion students on how to create an effective LinkedIn profile, and the one section that causes my students the most problems is that dang summary section! In advising…

Hey #SAgrad! Buy this book! “Job Searching in Student Affairs: Strategies to Land the Position YOU Want” by @PGLove33

Job searching in student affairs?  A graduate student, new professional or otherwise?  But this book: Job Searching in Student Affairs: Strategies to Land the Position YOU Want by Patrick Love I had the immense privilege to get a preview of this book while Patrick was writing it.  I helped with some light editing, advice and encouragement.  In the process, I fell in love with its approach to the subject matter.  For a number of years now, I’ve taught practicum courses at Merrimack College and Boston College, and I’m constantly trying to find resources… Read More

“Go Digital In Your Job Search” Webinar on February 26 #SAsearch

I’m excited to be collaborating with Josie Ahlquist on an upcoming Studentaffairs.com webinar, Go Digital In Your Job Search.  This webinar is a mash-up of the knowledge Josie and I have acquired over the past few years doing sessions like these at conferences and to graduate programs.  It’s exciting to see what we have coming together when we combine forces. We’re still tweaking the language of the exact goals and outcomes, but the slide to the left should give you a sense as to what to expect.  The webinar is ideal for anyone doing… Read More