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I was recently interviewed and used as a resource for an article in IT World that looked at major mistakes IT Pros make when networking on LinkedIn.

I think this is an extremely important subject, as many of my Career Coaching clients and people I meet at speaking engagements don’t realize they’re falling into these traps.

These tips extend beyond the IT world, too. For example, here’s the article’s first tip:

Mistake 1: Funky or no portrait photo
People are suspicious of LinkedIn profiles with missing photos, says David Hults, career coach, author and speaker, activ8careers.com.
The fix: Ditch the funky picture if you have one. Focus on your face. No beach shots, or distracting background objects in the frame.  Using your iPhone camera is okay, but watch the lighting.
Take a look at the article and discover what you can be doing better on LinkedIn.