Whether you are an aspiring game programmer or an independent artist looking for freelance opportunities, there’s a very good chance you’ll have to face the challenge of LinkedIn. As you navigate its numerous profile options, or comb through an often overwhelming feed of user chatter, LinkedIn can quickly become confusing and stress-inducing. Many people just use LinkedIn as an online version of their resume. Others share and contribute to it daily. Regardless of the industry you’re interested in, or how you intend to use LinkedIn, knowing the etiquette of this heavily critiqued and potentially deal making (or breaking) social channel should be a priority.
There are plenty of jobs out there in the big, scary world that require degrees with various acronyms from prestigious schools. There are also jobs that say those credentials are “preferred”, but in reality, the recruiter is just looking for a smart, reliable person who isn’t an ass. This article shares a a quick list of simple, practical things that will help you when job searching for anything from comic book clerk to a creative director.
Social media is a powerful communication and marketing tool. If you want to gain notoriety for yourself and/or your intellectual property, product or business, there’s pretty much no avoiding the usefulness of the social nets. Your social media profiles will be scrutinized. They way you present yourself on social profiles can present a quick overview of your personality, skills and ambitions. However, you can totally blow that first impression – and in so doing lose a potential interview, client, customer or follower – by falling victim to one of these social mistakes.