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Personal branding on LinkedIn: 11 mistakes to avoid

Personal branding on LinkedIn: 11 mistakes to avoid

LinkedIn is a fantastic online business networking platform for professionals. And for job seekers, it’s a brilliant place to showcase yourself and your personal brand. But, if you’re doing the following, you’re NOT doing “Brand You” [...]

The top 10 career, digital and marketing articles this year from Firebrand Ideas Ignition

The top 10 career, digital and marketing articles this year from Firebrand Ideas Ignition

We’ve had a bumper year of thought leadership on our Firebrand Ideas Ignition blog this year. Based on readership statistics, below are our top 10 most viewed posts. 1. Interview tip: What are your salary expectations [...]

Stop endorsing people you don’t know on LinkedIn!

Stop endorsing people you don’t know on LinkedIn!

Have you been receiving random endorsements from connections (people) on LinkedIn who don’t know you? I find this perplexing and I’m not the only one. Many people have commented on my last post on Linkedin (13 [...]

The top 20 digital marketing, social and career posts from Firebrand in 2012

The top 20 digital marketing, social and career posts from Firebrand in 2012

It’s been a bumper year of thought leadership on our Firebrand Ideas Ignition blog with 115 new digital marketing, social, and career articles published in 2012. Below is a list of our top 20 most viewed [...]

10 essential personal branding tips for Twitter

10 essential personal branding tips for Twitter

Twitter can be an incredibly powerful personal branding tool if you take advantage of all the opportunities it presents. Many people are self-taught and sometimes it’s a case of “you don’t know what you don’t know”, [...]

13 things that really annoy people on LinkedIn

13 things that really annoy people on LinkedIn

Almost everyone I’m in contact with through business is on LinkedIn these days (and if you’re not, you should be). It’s a brilliant, professional, online business networking site and a place where you’re expected to promote [...]

Twitter for business: 18 things you should NOT do

Twitter for business: 18 things you should NOT do

Three and a half years on Twitter, for business, doesn’t sound like a long time, however in the world of social media — it is, believe me! I have learned so much along the way, building [...]

The best of the Firebrand Ideas Ignition blog: The top 15 posts from 2011

The best of the Firebrand Ideas Ignition blog: The top 15 posts from 2011

It’s hard to believe that the Firebrand Ideas Ignition blog is only 9 months old, having launched in March 2011. We’ve published a total of 90 thought leadership posts focusing on careers, personal branding, business advice [...]

Let’s talk salary (no, let’s not)

Let’s talk salary (no, let’s not)

It’s an interview tip often dished out to aspiring job seekers; don’t talk about your salary expectation during the interview. But what if your prospective employer does? Ahhhh, money. It makes dreams comes true when in [...]

Do you ever unplug and unwind?

Do you ever unplug and unwind?

Think back to your last holiday: did you turn off your phone, leave your computer in its bag (or even better, at the office) and laze about reading newspapers and magazines while spending much-needed time with [...]