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The Socially Savvy Career & Technical Education Director

The Socially Savvy Career & Technical Education Director

Socially Savvy Career & Technical Education (CTE) directors realize that it is no longer enough to simply teach students the technical skills needed to perform a job after graduation. Students must also learn how social media is used in the professional world and understand that social media actions impact their online identity and personal brand in both positive and negative ways.

Why Secondary Students Need LinkedIn

Why Secondary Students Need LinkedIn

If you are a high school student who is at least 16 years old you need a LinkedIn profile.

Whether you are college or career bound, LinkedIn allows you to create valuable connections with decision makers who can help you achieve your goals.

Additionally, LinkedIn can help you accomplish the following:

How to Join Your High School Alumni Network on LinkedIn

How to Join Your High School Alumni Network on LinkedIn

LinkedIn has made a major change to the way that many secondary schools are classified on the platform.

In the past, high schools were treated as companies which meant that only employees were able to associate themselves with the institution. With the new update however, many secondary schools are now classified as schools. This means that when you link your profile to your alma mater, you will be included in its alumni section.

5 Simple Actions That Build Social Media Relationships

5 Simple Actions That Build Social Media Relationships

Social media requires development of a cadence for both engaging with others and creating original content and viewpoints to influence your network. Through the creation of mutual value with your network and balancing the scale in favor of your audience, you will earn the right to be assigned a reputation as an influencer. Achieving success is much easier when you surround yourself with the right people.

LinkedIn's New User Experience: 3 Improvements & 3 Challenges

LinkedIn's New User Experience: 3 Improvements & 3 Challenges

Working in digital, I pride myself on remaining flexible and open to change. As I evaluate LinkedIn's new user experience, the update is overall a usability improvement. Like any modern design enhancement, I expect a progressive rollout that will be iteratively updated based on customer feedback.

Feeling Angst About Publishing on LinkedIn?

Feeling Angst About Publishing on LinkedIn?

Writing and publicizing personal perspective is easier for some folks than for others.

Much like a student sitting down to draft a paper, people often encounter writer's block. When asked to read their own work in front of others, people commonly feel stress and tension. Social media posts on LinkedIn bring back many of these familiar feelings. And in a number of recent conversations about creating original content, people have expressed that these uncomfortable feelings rear their ugly head yet again.

6 LinkedIn Connection Request Templates

6 LinkedIn Connection Request Templates

We all interact with people both on and offline throughout the day and building network with people who are legitimately in your day-to-day life will lead to success. Feigning the relevance you have with someone will come across as jarring and likely create more of a barrier to the relationship than facilitating communications. Your intent counts more than your technique.

Recent LinkedIn Insights

Recent LinkedIn Insights

I thought it would be valuable to share a few quick thoughts about recent experiences on LinkedIn. Below are three recent pluses and minuses that you may find useful.