Unfollow. Delete. Block. Repeat.

Who follows you and who you follow on social media is completely in your hands.

You have total control over who has access to you on social media and what you see. And you should curate and edit as necessary.

I recently did a social media follower cleanse/purge – I do

It was recently discovered that job postings on LinkedIn aren’t as secure as you might expect.

Anyone with a LinkedIn profile can anonymously create a job posting for nearly any small or medium-sized organization.

The person creating the post does not have to prove whether or not they are associated with that organization. This means

Whether you like it or not, you are being Googled each day by clients, potential clients, the media, adversaries, referral sources, potential employers, your current employer, recruits, friends, family members, even a potential romantic partner – the list goes on. But most professionals aren’t regularly conducting Google searches on their own names, which is extremely risky in managing your online reputation and professional brand.

The lines between our personal and professional lives are getting blurrier by the day in today’s hyper-connected digital world. As a result, it’s imperative to take cautionary steps to protect your professional reputation and brand, while also embracing social media as a necessary networking, business development and branding tool, especially in today’s environment. Here’s how. 
Continue Reading Why You Must Google Yourself Regularly and Protect Your Online Professional Brand

Just a quick reminder for everyone but especially employers to use the utmost care and empathy when having to make hard decisions about layoffs, furloughs and salary cuts.

I shot a quick video on this topic today.

I’m hearing stories of people being laid off by group Zoom meeting, by phone and by email,

Sometimes we need a reminder of the basics needed to be successful at work especially after being away on vacation or slacking off a bit during the summer.

The fall is a great time to refocus ourselves and find new meaning in our work, and to be a more engaged employee and colleague. Remember you

Sometimes in life, our greatest obstacle is ourselves. There’s U2 song that’s always resonated with me called “Get Out of Your Own Way” because so many of us, myself included, engage in self-sabotaging behaviors that undermine our success professionally and personally.

First off, getting out of your own way means that your thoughts, habits, beliefs,