Why LinkedIn Profile Photos are Controversial

(Article Posted for LinkedIn) Your LinkedIn Profile You’re likely reading this on LinkedIn.  If so, I would have to guess you have built a profile for yourself. With that profile I am almost sure it is accompanied by a profile photo.  It’s that first impression you use to convey to others who you are. It…

Finland Shuts Down: The Power of Unions.

Old article I wrote about the power of Unions in Finland: This Friday Finland will essentially shutdown. Flight traffic will stop, trains will no longer run, buses won’t be an option, the metro will stand still, and even the harbor will be on strike. Furthermore, Police and emergency services will run on minimal personnel, many…

How/Why Post articles to LinkedIn?

I am not a writer, nor have I ever had much interest in writing. Yet I post here, and I post articles to LinkedIn. So why do I and many others continue to do so? Is it because we have some unique perspective, special expertise, or strong opinion we feel needs to be shared throughout…

Relocating? – Is Your New Salary Worth It?

When it comes to whether or not to take a new job offer, salary tends to be a deciding factor. You’ll likely be asked for a salary request from the application stage. If not then, definitely during your first interview. I tend to avoid an answer at this early of a stage, a piece of…

Foreign Service Specialist Interview Experience

My interview with the State Department was actually my first “real” interview. You know the kind with a suit, a tie, nice shoes and all those fancy accessories. It was a six hour ordeal. First an exam, followed by another exam, and a final interview. A point system was used to determine a successful interview….