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LinkedIn: Love It Or Hate It, But Understand It

10 June, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
ATLANTA — LinkedIn is one of the most important breakthroughs in personal career brand management and job search process in the last 40 years. LinkedIn is a professional networking tool on steroids. Unless you are a senior executive with a wonderful golden parachute that will take you comfortably to retirement, you should quickly master LinkedIn […] Read more»

Strategies For LinkedIn

18 February, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Today’s transitioning executives are re-entering the job market poorly prepared for digital networking. Our informal research reveals that four in 10 executives looking for their next job do not have a LinkedIn profile.  Seven in 10 have poorly prepared profiles, including no professional head shot photo.  The vast majority — 99.9999 percent do not have […] Read more»

Texting and Social Media Can Harm Communication

9 January, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In business communication, the role of email, texting and the use of social media platforms are rapidly evolving in scope and degree of importance. The irony here is that senior business leaders, who on one hand will often have little or nothing to do with social media personally, are learning to rely on it to […] Read more»