I heard an interesting story the other week that really hammered home the importance of ensuring that your ideas are interpreted by others exactly as they are in your head. It also emphasised why you need to see your ideas through from start to finish, even if you’re not fully responsible for making the whole thing happen or implementing every stage. Continue reading
It’s normal these days for us to be content with the fact that we’re all busy people living busy lives. Some people are too busy to see their family and friends, let alone sit down and read your blog. So what can you do to get these people to pay attention? Continue reading
Imagine your stereotypical builder, Stevo, sat on a throne of scaffolding, screaming:
“Get ya tits out darlin’! Come onnnnnn, show us some shin, love!”
And hurling this barrel of well intended (I suppose), if misguided, and ill-delivered compliments in the direction of an innocent commuter during the morning rush hour at London Bridge in an attempt to lure her into bed for a quick bit of how’s your father before his 10 ‘o’ clock cuppa.
1. Understand that it’s not a deal breaker.
LinkedIn isn’t something you need to close the sale on. Few people will stumble upon your LinkedIn profile, read your blurb, then offer you a job, just like that. It’s not even necessarily for those that are browsing LinkedIn at the time. It’s for those that aren’t even on LinkedIn as well. Those that see the link on your website or the mention on your CV or the signature on your email. It’s for them to get a little info on you and your experience and personality. Think of it as a reinforcement of what you say on your job application or in your interview or on your CV. It’s just a confirmation of what you’re already putting out there.
I’ve heard the phrase ‘don’t exaggerate’ a million times. Another phrase I’m sick of hearing is that it’s ‘unsociable’ to sit on your iPhone or iPad in, what seems to be every social scenario available.