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Rae Stonehouse

Rae Stonehouse

It might be helpful to think of your LinkedIn profile as an adjunct to your professionally written resume.

Whereas your resume needs to be terse and succinct, it also needs to be crafted for a specific job you are applying for.

Possibly… possibly not!

If you are responding to a job posting on an online recruiting site, for example Monster Jobs - Job Search, Career Advice & Hiring Resources | Monster.comMonster Jobs - Job Search, Career Advice & Hiring Resources |, you may not be given the opportunity to submit a cover letter with your application.

How can introverted people who dislike networking do so for their business goals?

Nervous NetworkerThis question focuses on introverted business owners who dislike networking.

I believe the focus is being placed in the wrong area. It isn’t a matter of being introverted that makes one dislike networking. The real culprit is shyness.

Shyness and introversion are often lumped together as being the same thing, but they’re not.

Introversion versus extroversion is where you get your energy from. What recharges your energy?

Not so sure about hacks, but here’s some sage advice.

The question is rather challenging in that you’re asking how to appeal to two different groups. If your main purpose is to appeal to recruiters, in that you are currently in job searching mode, your promotional copy needs to target them. Your promotional copy needs to be crafted so it attracts recruiters, lets them know you are looking for work and what you have to offer.

How do you hide the fact that you lost your job on LinkedIn?


I don’t think you need to hide the fact that you lost your job, in your LinkedIn profile.

Conversely, I don’t believe you need to draw attention to the fact either.

How "professional" should I be when networking with other professionals?

The term ‘professional’ is nebulous at best. What may be considered professional in one profession may not in another.

I have faced this challenge many times myself. As a registered nurse working in mental health as my main career, I've usually had several side-hustles on the go at the same time.

When I attend business networking event, I'm usually there to promote one of my businesses or organizations that I'm involved with rather than my nursing position.

Whether they are helpful or not depends on what your purpose is for attending the networking event in the first place.

If you’re attending an event with the intention to meet new people to add to your network, and your time is probably well spent. Adding new connections to your network can help revitalize it and potentially add new opportunities.

I don’t believe not attending graduate school or working in a job should hinder you in any way getting out there and developing your professional network.

You describe yourself as a freelancer but don’t provide any details as to what field you’re working in.

I suppose it depends on whether it affects you in any way. If it does, then actions may be warranted. If it doesn’t affect you directly, perhaps affecting a fellow team member, you’ll need to decide whether it’s any of your business to intervene on the other’s behalf. It may be more appropriate to support your fellow team member if they want to move forward in addressing the issue, rather than taking it on yourself.

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