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Out with the Old Clothes... In with the New Job Description Delete work history from your college and high school days. It's the same with resumes; long ones aren't necessarily more effective than short ones. If you're afraid your profile will look thin, fear not. The next step is to add new developments in your career in the past 12 months-or whenever you last updated your profile. It doesn't have to be groundbreaking achievements; new skills learned, new tasks added to your current job descriptions, a change of job title or even moving to a new company will do. The objective here is to make sure your career doesn't look stagnant online. Now is not the time to be shy because if you're not going to talk about your accomplishments, no one will. Besides, updates to your profile will show up in your connections' newsfeed, which means more eyeballs for your profile. Throw Useless Trinkets... Delete common skills Remove ordinary skills everybody is an "expert" at, like MS Word. Almost everyone knows how to use a word processor, so this claim is just waste of valuable online real estate. Replace it with more valuable and in demand skills instead. Trim the Garden... Spruce Up Your Network and Contact Info Pull out the weeds before they spread and take over your garden. In the same sense, delete old contacts and people you don't know or add any value to your network. This is important for two reasons: T 1. Social networks have a limit on the number of connections you can have 2. Old contacts and spammy connections don't add value to your network Most people won't admit this, but you are judged based on your inner circle. Think about this, if you see a doctor's profile on LinkedIn but you can't find other medical professionals in his network, what would your first impression be? Finally, don't forget to check your contact info. Delete old emails, phone numbers and websites you no longer use. And please, if you're still using a cutesy username for email, CHANGE IT. It might have been cool when you were in school, but I doubt it will help your career. Your Turn... Check your LinkedIn and other social media profiles. Did you find anything outdated or irrelevant? Update it now with the help of these tips. If you're at a loss what to do, just hit reply so I can help you. Michelle A. Riklan is the managing director of Ricklan Resources. With a combined 25 years of in-house corporate and targeted consulting experience, Michelle services large corporations as well as small businesses and individuals in all aspects of human resources and career management. As a consultant, she has had the opportunity to work in a wide range of industries including advertising, publishing, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, financial services, E-commerce and much more. Learn more at ricklanresources.com. @ Latest tech tips to make your job easier ECH T @LKS @ Keynote speaker Beth Ziesenis takes you hour by hour through a tech-savvy work day @ Concurrent sessions focused on technology for: Operations, Membership & Events @ 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. @ 4.5 CE credits Details and registration www.calsae.org JUNE 24, 2015 @ SACRAMENTO 12743757_Editorial.indd 1 T HE E XEC U T IV E - M A Y/ J U NE 2 0 1 5 Ca lSAE's 4/14/15 1:07 PM http://www.riklanresources.com http://www.calsae.org http://www.calsae.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Executive - May/June 2015

Innovation 101: Tips for Creating a Brainstorming Session within your Association
Spring Cleaning Your LinkedIn and Online Profiles
8 Tips for Booking a Meeting in a Seller’s Market
Disruption: It’s So Hot Right Now
Changes in California Law 2015: How Should Your Association Respond?
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Learning from Each Other By Jim Anderson, CAE
AT A GLANCE
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
DESTINATION Los Angeles
ADVANCING: Promoting Education within an Association
NEW MEMBERS
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Greg Golik, CAE
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS

The Executive - May/June 2015

The Executive - May/June 2015 - (Page cover1)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - (Page cover2)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - (Page 3)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - (Page 4)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Learning from Each Other By Jim Anderson, CAE (Page 5)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - AT A GLANCE (Page 6)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - CALENDAR OF EVENTS (Page 7)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Innovation 101: Tips for Creating a Brainstorming Session within your Association (Page 8)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Innovation 101: Tips for Creating a Brainstorming Session within your Association (Page 9)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Innovation 101: Tips for Creating a Brainstorming Session within your Association (Page 10)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Spring Cleaning Your LinkedIn and Online Profiles (Page 11)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Spring Cleaning Your LinkedIn and Online Profiles (Page 12)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - 8 Tips for Booking a Meeting in a Seller’s Market (Page 13)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - 8 Tips for Booking a Meeting in a Seller’s Market (Page 14)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - 8 Tips for Booking a Meeting in a Seller’s Market (Page 15)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Disruption: It’s So Hot Right Now (Page 16)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Disruption: It’s So Hot Right Now (Page 17)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Changes in California Law 2015: How Should Your Association Respond? (Page 18)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Changes in California Law 2015: How Should Your Association Respond? (Page 19)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Changes in California Law 2015: How Should Your Association Respond? (Page 20)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - Changes in California Law 2015: How Should Your Association Respond? (Page 21)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - DESTINATION Los Angeles (Page 22)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - ADVANCING: Promoting Education within an Association (Page 23)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - NEW MEMBERS (Page 24)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - NEW MEMBERS (Page 25)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - INDEX TO ADVERTISERS (Page 26)
The Executive - May/June 2015 - INDEX TO ADVERTISERS (Page cover3)
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