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Best-Selling Author Nicole Williams on Marketing Yourself

Nicole-Williams-blogNicole Williams, resident career expert at LinkedIn, is not only the founder of her own media company, WORKS by Nicole Williams, but also the author of three best-selling books, including Wildly Sophisticated: A Bold New Attitude for Career Success and Earn What You’re Worth. Her latest title, Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules Into Career Success, has even been optioned for a film by Academy-Award-winning producers Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen.

It’s safe to say Williams knows a thing or two about marketing herself as a brand. Here, she talks about finding a connection with the vice president at Penguin and getting your name out there in a terrible economy:

Ten, 15 years ago, when I was getting my book published, the vice president of Penguin was sitting in on my meeting. And for some reason, I had done [an] Internet search and knew that this guy came from Toronto, Canada, which is where I was born, and it was that affinity that [enabled] me to [get a] record-breaking advance. Use every method possible to prepare yourself and then to market yourself so that you’re someone that gets noticed. There are opportunities out there. And sometimes in a bad economy there’s actually more opportunity than [less]. It’s just a matter of [going] after it more strategically.

For more from Williams, including how to optimize your LinkedIn profile, read: So What Do You Do, Nicole Williams, Author, Entrepreneur and Career Expert at LinkedIn?

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Writing a Visual Resume

Struggling to make a career change? Try reframing your work experience visually.

AppNewser has more about a free app that turns your LinkedIn profile into a simple and elegant infographic:

Using a new tool at Visual.ly, you can build an infographic out of your LinkedIn resume, showing employers (and yourself) a simple map of your career … You can choose from several different templates, showing employers how many years you spent in various fields, what your key skills are and showcase recommendations on your LinkedIn page.

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LinkedIn Collects Long-Form Posts About Big Ideas for 2013

LinkedIn published a collection of more than 50 essays about the big ideas that will shape 2013, including a number of authors and literary-focused pieces. We’ve collected links to our five favorites below.

Earlier this year, LinkedIn enabled a number of “thought leaders” to create longer posts on the social network, building a collection of short essays from writers and industry leaders.  Here’s more from the post:

We decided to harness that wisdom by polling the thought leaders, and the results were impressive. Industry heavyweights in finance, medicine, education, non-profit, media and more replied enthusiastically to this challenge: What one issue, innovation or event will change the world in 2013? What’s the “big idea” you’ll be betting on?  Over the next year, we’ll ask thought leaders to use LinkedIn to weigh in on a number of other timely and relevant topics, so stay tuned for more online cocktail parties like this one. Let us know in the comments here and in each post, What’s your big idea?

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LinkedIn Groups for Publishing Professionals

LinkedIn joined the New York Stock Exchange today with the initial stock price of $45 per share. As of this writing, the price had rocketed beyond $100, exceeding many expectations.

As the social network grows, there are thousands of publishing professionals you should meet inside the community. We’ve compiled a list of 45 LinkedIn groups for authors, publishers, and readers–a handy introduction to the world of LinkedIn. We’ve also collected a list of eBook groups on the network.

If you want to join these groups, follow LinkedIn’s Finding and Joining a Group directions.

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