Can’t work miracles

Ruminations about Linkedin. As a professional dealing with people in the government and in other industries, I am on Linkedin often. I try to grow my network, keep in touch with my connections, and look at what has been posted by other professionals. I am, by no means, an expert as my less than 300 connections will tell you, but there are some things that I just don’t understand. In no particular order:

  1. If you don’t want your picture on the site, I can understand. This is the internet and available to anyone searching the web. However, I do use the pictures to place a face to a name.
  2. Conversely, since this is the internet and, supposedly, used in a professional capacity, are pictures of yourself hunting, fishing, or wearing funny costumes how you want to present yourself? If so, then that is fine. Maybe it will work for you.
  3. In a similar vein, should you have family members, particularly your children’s picture on your page? Pets are OK but then again I like animals.
  4. Do you have a purpose to your page? If so, let people know. Your profession or the professional skills you have should be easily discovered by people who visit you?
  5. Finally, keep it up to date. If you change jobs, positions, or companies, make sure it is reflected on your page.



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