Don’t Be Like Karen on LinkedIn

I received a connection request from someone with it made a terrible mistake with her LinkedIn profile.


Don’t make the mistake Karen made



Someone send me a connection request today on LinkedIn and I thought it was hysterical. It was a real profile (I have to say that because a lot on LinkedIn aren’t). This one was for a marketing manager at a chiropractic organization.

Do you know what was written underneath her company name for her current employer?


Absolutely nothing.

And that was true about what she wrote about the previous employer, too. That employer was unrelated so it wasn’t a big deal but for the current employer?

You’re a marketing manager and you don’t describe anything that you do, how are you marketing yourself?

Seriously, is this how you market yourself?

How do you create the situations where people are reaching out to you about opportunities?

I know you may say, “maybe she is looking at opportunities?”

That’s certainly possible but I want to remind you of something. The person who gets ahead isn’t always the smartest all work the hardest (although those are great qualities to have). The person who gets ahead is the one who remains alert opportunities sometimes those are internal to your firm; most of the time they are external to it.

So, don’t be like Karen. Give you information on your LinkedIn profile that makes you attractive to a potential employer.

It’s very expensive for you not to do it.


Do you think employers are trying to help you? You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

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