The Essay Expert’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2018
New Year’s Resolutions seem to be getting a lot of flak this year.
Pretty much everyone I talk to says they didn’t make any because 1) resolutions don’t work, and/or 2) if you’re continually improving yourself, January is no different than any other month.
Nevertheless, I’m making some New Year’s Resolutions for 2018. I’m also checking in on the ones I made a year ago.
I actually did pretty well on following through on my 2017 promises, so I’m intentionally bucking the “no-resolution” trend this year.
Report on 2017 “Ressaylutions”:
1. Publish the 13th edition of How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile, updated with the new face of LinkedIn.
Success! You can find the new edition right here.
How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile continues to be a top 10 business writing resource for executives, professionals, business owners, and students. You’ll get 18 tips (plus 7 bonus tips) that teach you how to
✔ Improve your search rankings
✔ Impress visitors with an eye-catching photo and background image
✔ Build connections with etiquette and ease
✔ Showcase your strengths with an effective, unique LinkedIn Summary (examples included!)
✔ Utilize special sections to your advantage
✔ Leverage LinkedIn’s Jobs function
✔ Give and get persuasive recommendations
Newly updated for 2018!
✔ Revised images and instructions throughout to match LinkedIn’s new redesign
✔ Mobile-specific instructions
✔ Special advice from a past recruiter
✔ Secret tip: Write headlines over 120 characters! (Mistake #1)
✔ How to connect without InMail (Mistake #5)
✔ How to find alumni connections (now that the Alumni function is gone) (Mistake #5)
✔ New best practices for the LinkedIn summary section (Mistake #7)
✔ The new face of LinkedIn Jobs (Mistake #15)
✔ The LinkedIn Students App (Appendix E)
And that’s just some of the changes. I think you’ll love the new edition and intend for it to be the best, most up-to-date LinkedIn book available on line!
2. Publish a trade edition of How to Write a STELLAR Executive Resume
Published! Check it out at