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Rock the World with your Online Presence book

Mike O’Neil knows how to Rock the World with your Online Presence: Your Ticket to a Multi-Platinum LinkedIn Profile 2nd Edition with music and LinkedIn. I picked up new techniques on updating my profile while reading a promotional copy of the book. Mike and his co-author Lori Ruff weave the solid advice on building a strong LinkedIn profile with classic rock songs.

The book walks the reader through each element of a LinkedIn profile starting at the top. Chapter by chapter, you will learn how to maximize the law of attraction to let others find you online. Using screen shots, examples and tips, these authors start with strategy then get to the details. Mike and Lori focus on the hard tactics which make all the difference online.

Their tips on creating an attention getting LinkedIn profile headline include keyword search strategies, number of characters allowed (120) and using market test strategies.

The power of keywords is a feature often overlooked by LinkedIn users. Mike and Lori show you how to enter keywords in the best segments of your profile so they become searchable by others.

This book is about LinkedIn though there is references to integrate LinkedIn with other tools. The importance of status updates is discussed and links to Twitter updates as well. They discuss the recently added LinkedIn status functionality which allows an instant update to your linked Twitter account.

Their suggestions for giving and receiving professional recommendations are right on. With 3-5 sentences, you can get to the point and make your case. They show you how to make it easy for others to recommend your work.

Linkedin regularly changes the user interface or adds new features. To keep the book current, there is a website where updates and additional content are posted.

Check out this book if you are ready to dive in to create a LinkedIn profile that “Rocks the World.”

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Press Pause Moments Essays About Life Transitions

The team at Press Pause Anthology invited me to be part of the work titled,

Press Pause Moments, compiled & edited by Anne Witkavitch. The anthology is being published by Kiwi Publishing, a small press in Connecticut.

I am delighted to be am included along with my fellow Algonquin Area Writers Group member Claire Beck.

My contribution is my personal tale of transition from the corporate world to business owner entitled “Brand New Strings” Thanks to fellow writer Lisa Williams for editing my story.

The title comes from my husband and the joy he gets from playing on a restrung guitar as the bright sounds ring out.

Nothing like a set of brand new stings

This career transition gave me a renewed sense of purpose and direction. My passion for my work shines like a set of brand new strings. More on the book launch soon.

Social Networking Thoughout Your Career Book Reviews on Amazon

Are you getting enough value from your social networking? What’s all the Buzz About? After hearing these questions from my clients over and over, I wrote a book on the topic.

Yesterday another client quoted my book while we talked saying “I’m learning so much!”

Another person showed me the passages she highlighted and her list of action items in progress.

So I had to write this book, Social Networking Throughout Your Career: What’s All the Buzz About? I go way beyond the basics in the book. My goal was to answer some of the deeper, more specific questions I’m asked.

Here is a couple of 5 star reviews you can read on
Keith Warrick says:

This is an excellent primer on just how social networking tools have emerged as the primary go-to resources for finding job candidates and how one needs to effectively leverage and marshall them in order to attain professional/career aspirations.

April does an excellent job outlining how all of them – Linkedin, FaceBook, Twitter, etc – have their place and value and offers excellent suggestions on just what one needs to do in order to stay on top of them. It’s all about developing an effective strategy and staying with it throughout one’s career not just when one is unemployed. Too many of us stop networking once we land a job thinking that it is no longer necessary. You’re wrong and this book tells you why.

There are some valuable lessons here for anyone that does not think that having a positive social media presence is important in these times – it is mission critical.

This book is an excellent reference that you can refer back to time and time again.

Suzanne Kauss “MY SPECIAL ASSISTANT” says:

If you snooze on reading Social Networking you might as well keep snoozing!
My title of this review is EXACTLY what I got from April’s book entitled “Social Networking Throughtout Your Career”…..If you snooze on Social Networking you might as well keep snoozing! I was not even the least bit interested in social networking except for my personal facebook page….after reading this book it was very clear to me there is no other way to market a business but social networking! The book covers many scenarios and I know you will find WHY you and/or your business NEED to get started. The urgency to learn more and get started was so overwhelming while I was reading this book, all I wanted to do was to get started NOW as I do not want to be left behind!Social NetworkIng Throughout Your Career: What’s All the Buzz About?

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