August 5, 2009

LinkedIn - Your Professional Facebook

Have you built up your LinkedIn profile? Have you joined groups that will provide you with information relevant to your job search, your studies, and the practice areas in which you are interested?

If not, start with this blog posting that discusses the value of LinkedIn, but I think one of the greatest insights actually came from within the comments. As with all strategies, results will come with time invested over time. Rarely are results instantaneous! Once you've considered how you want to use your LinkedIn profile, then utilize this checklist to help you maximize the many features of LinkedIn. You'll be amazed at how much is in there.

August 4, 2009

Some Social Media Thoughts

No one integrates social media perfectly -- and you probably shouldn't try or you'll miss out on the important face time. However, there are nuggets out there -- without Twitter and Google Reader, we wouldn't find great articles to share with you. You wouldn't be able to keep up with whatever area of law in which you are most interested. As with anything, it is about balance, which is a never ending battle, but here's some food for thought on how employers might be using social media to find you -- or at least vet you once they've decided they want you.