Yesterday I had the pleasure of giving a presentation on how to market yourself and build your brand during the time of social distancing, which focused a lot on LinkedIn, to the NALSC (National Association of Legal Search Consultants).

There are a lot of enhancements to LinkedIn company and personal pages that recruiters should use to their advantage.

I know we’re all dealing with so much more working from home. After losing my beloved French bulldog Charlie about a month ago, I recently got another French bulldog puppy, Lucy, who is adjusting to a very different life in New York City after coming from rural Oklahoma. She is very high maintenance to say the least. She likes to be around me all the time and follows me wherever I go – this is one of the many great joys of having a French bulldog! She contently sat on my lap the entire time during the presentation. I tried not to talk too loud so I didn’t wake her up or frighten her.

I am in awe of all of the parents who are going above and beyond to be at the top of their professional game and caregivers as well. And then they’re also people like me managing pets at home who act like children. If there’s one thing I am thankful for during this time of social distancing it’s that we’re revealing more of ourselves, being more casual (if you’ve seen me on Zoom you know I love a fun t-shirt) and being more authentic.

There’s so much that we don’t see behind the scenes today and that’s why I share the picture of my puppy sitting on my lap. Thank you Dan Binstock and Stephanie Ankus for inviting me to speak to their terrific group of professionals.