If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll already know that I’ve decided upon my new May mantra: “A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it, it just blooms”. I’ve come to internalize this thought, as it feels like it’s so easy to get caught up in others’ successes these days, whether they’re in the realm of career, fitness, academics, relationships, or elsewhere.
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook – us millennials sure do love our social networking. But as true as this is, it’s disappointing that so many of us are neglecting the one site that can actually help further our careers instead of hinder it (Facebook friend with one too many drunk selfies, I’m looking at you). LinkedIn is the ultimate social networking site for young professionals, and although it can’t help you stalk your ex best friend’s vacation photos, it will promote your fabulous, professional self to the rest of your industry. Now, I’m obsessed with keeping my profile up to date and connecting with all of the people I meet at networking events, but for good reasons – maintaining an active LinkedIn presence has so many benefits.
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Here’s why having LinkedIn is actually so awesome:
Today I came across an article on LinkedIn called “Forget the Selfie: Let’s Make 2013 the Year of the Unselfie”. Obviously I was intrigued by the fact that there was such an article posted on LinkedIn of all places, so I thought I’d give it a read. The main point of it was – selfies are narcissistic, so instead of taking a picture of yourself and how good you look, instead write all the charities or causes you’re supporting during the holiday season on a piece of paper, hold it up in front of your face, and take a selfie like THAT. And then voila, this is called the UNselfie!! Continue reading