How to Showcase Your LinkedIn Profile

Your LinkedIn Profile might look fabulous. But how does it help you if no one sees it? LinkedIn Groups are a great way to increase your visibility in search results.  By interacting with others in your LinkedIn groups, people doing similar things to you, you can learn so much, can teach others, and demonstrate your expertise, confidence, and likability.  There is so much to love about LinkedIn groups!

Showcase Your Profile by Actively Engaging with Groups
Showcase Your Profile by Actively Engaging with Groups

LinkedIn allows you to sign up for as many as 50 groups. That may seem like a lot.  But you should think of LinkedIn Groups as a way for a much larger audience to see your name and to understand what you’re capable of.  I encourage you to sign up for as many groups as LinkedIn allows.  There are over 2 million groups from which to choose.  Pick Groups that are both interesting for you and aligned with what you’re doing now or what you hope to be doing in the future.  The choice of groups is completely up to you. Continue reading “How to Showcase Your LinkedIn Profile”

The Reason You Aren’t Recruited

why_you_arent_recruitedDo you ever wonder why recruiters are not contacting you with job opportunities? Have you ever applied for a job then never received any response?  In both cases, there could be many reasons why.  Many of which you have no control over. But if you had the power to remove one if the most important reasons you don’t hear from recruiters, would you do it? Would you?

This is so important these days that more job seekers and career builders really need to read it. Kindly share this article with someone you know. Continue reading “The Reason You Aren’t Recruited”

Act Fast to Keep Your LinkedIn Data

For years LinkedIn has allowed subscribers to “tag” connections.  If you are already familiar with LinkedIn tags you know how marvelously useful it is.

stop-300pxSure, it could be a bit labor intensive, especially if you needed to comb through all your existing contacts to assign any newly-created tags.  But tags were a very handy way to filter your connections nonetheless.

Well, no more.  This feature has been removed from the Linkedin interface and is only available under paid subscription plans.  That change may be a consequence of Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Linkedin.  Thanks, Microsoft.

Continue reading “Act Fast to Keep Your LinkedIn Data”

Guest Post: Thoughts on Cost Containment

Reader with Twitter handle @RehabbedO offered her thoughtsTwitter_Social_Icon_Rounded_Square_Color on Cost Containment

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“… When the same service can be offered at lower cost or when additional services can be offered at about the same cost, there is no end to the joy the company will show you.”

I cringed when I read this paragraph from the first installment of Cost Containment series.

The way service providers, especially retail ones, define their “service” gives me a headache. Continue reading “Guest Post: Thoughts on Cost Containment”

Recruiter’s Corner: Jade Lee San Yue

Recruiter’s Corner is a recurring series where a Telecoms & ICT Recruiter answers questions about recruitment, candidates and the industry.mortarboard

Today we hear from Ms. Jade Lee San Yue.  Jade is the Sales Director, Finance & IT for Talent Insight Executive Search Group, 9 Temasek Boulevard, #09-01 Suntec Tower Two, Singapore.  http: //www.talentinsight.com.sg

Beyond outstanding performance in their current job, what other things can candidates do to attract the attention of recruiters in a good way?

I find that speaking engagements (free of paid) and/or featured or interviewed by publications or newspapers helps with visibility. Continue reading “Recruiter’s Corner: Jade Lee San Yue”

A LinkedIn Profile That Gets You Noticed

I spend a lot of time on https://linkedin.com. I read dozens of LinkedIn (LI) profiles every day. Mostly for Telecoms and ICT Professionals. It’s clear that many of these LI profiles are not serving their owners well.

Your LI profile is your online advertisement. It could tell people who you are, what you can do for them and why they should contact you. It could, or it doesn’t. It’s up to you. This blog post is a short summary of how to modify your LI profile to get you noticed.

What is the Purpose of the Profile?

Before you begin to work on your LI profile, you need to understand what is its purpose. Here is the answer:

The purpose of your LinkedIn Profile is to get people to contact you.  Continue reading “A LinkedIn Profile That Gets You Noticed”

Telecoms Around the Web, April 2017

We survey several popular websites for technical Telecoms content.

3G4G Blog

Zahid Ghadialy has long been one of my favorite commentators in the technology space. He writes Self-backhauling: Integrated access and backhaul links for 5G.  This is essentially a discussion of the interference challenges posed by wireless cell site backhaul.  Zahid explains with this diagram:integratedaccessandbackhaul_rp-17148 Continue reading “Telecoms Around the Web, April 2017”

Tracking Cost Containment Progress

I hope you have enjoyed my earlier writings about Cost Containment.  If you have started working to be recognized in your organization as a Cost Containment leader you should also consider how to track and present your accomplishments.   The chart shows concisely the EBITDA impact of Cost Containment efforts.

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What is Cost Containment?

I’ve been banging on now for a couple weeks about using Cost Containment to advance your career. But what exactly is Cost Containment? Is it as simple as spending less money? Must essential services be foregone; customer-pleasing amenities eliminated?

what-is-cost-containmentCost Containment is about providing similar services more cheaply, or additional services for roughly the same amount. Broadly speaking, there are 4 categories of Cost Containment.

  • Technology
  • Architecture
  • Negotiation
  • Negative Expenses

We will discuss these categories one by one to better understand how they can work for your network. Continue reading “What is Cost Containment?”

Infrastructure as an Expectation 

I’ve said it before: the best infrastructure is invisible because you don’t see it until it breaks. Even worse, no one ever expects it to break. Infrastructure is taken for granted; always there, always doing what it should.

When it does break, oh the outrage, the inconvenience. How could it fail at this time, why now?  If you don’t believe it, ask yourself a question. When was the last time you paused in quiet appreciation as fresh, clean water poured from the faucet? How long has it been since you marveled that a room was illuminated the instant you operated the light switch?  How often do you thank your broadband provider when FaceBook floods your Messenger with notifications?

On the other hand, remember how inconvenienced you felt when water service was shut off?  When commercial electric power failed during a storm? When the speed of your Internet speed crawled to a halt? Continue reading “Infrastructure as an Expectation “