Thursday, November 17, 2022

 Seven LinkedIn mistakes to avoid

 

Jay was a career counselling client yesterday, and he had never used LinkedIn before. For a very long time, Baby Boomers have frequently disregarded this platform. Jay and many others have recently come to the realisation that setting up a profile on LinkedIn and using it to network, look for jobs, or locate new clients can have positive results. Sadly, learning how to increase your visibility on LinkedIn is not a simple process. The following seven errors are ones you should try to avoid making or fix if you do.

 

Mistake 1: Don't have a complete profile. You must have a complete profile if you want to be found on LinkedIn. That indicates that all required fields have been correctly filled out. No area is disregarded.

 

Mistake 2: Lack of specific or recent work experience. Many people's work experience sections are really short. Just the job title, employer name, and dates of employment are listed. Some of them could have incredibly extensive or vague job descriptions. Another error individuals make is describing what their business does but not what they do. A key section is the job history. It's frequently subjected to rigorous screening by recruiters hoping to snare an employer and pique your interest in one of their employment openings.

Therefore, you should highlight a couple of your most significant achievements and results from that employment in the Experience section. More important positions recently than those you held 15 or more years ago.

 

Mistake 3: A weak headline. People may not realise how crucial it is to use compelling keywords for their headlines. Many claim they were unaware that they could or ought to modify the headline. LinkedIn automatically builds your headline when you search for yourself, just giving your current work title. The job titles in the headline must reflect the positions you have held or desire to hold. Additionally, if you wish to draw emphasis to a specialty or certification, such as eCommerce specialist or Scrum Master, you can do so.

 

Mistake 4: Ignoring LinkedIn activity. LinkedIn's algorithm will reward you more favourably the more posts you make there. Remember that blogging is different from leaving a remark or like something. Posting involves publishing original information, polling your network, posing a query, or sharing an article you believe will be helpful to other connections. According to LinkedIn, posting once per day, five days per week, will significantly improve the amount of individuals who view your profile. Finding anything to post about, though, might be challenging five days a week. Posting once every week is a better strategy. Mention corporate news or discuss concerns facing the sector.

The sharing of a pertinent article you read is then made simpler and more feasible. You can quickly find items by scanning your phone's news stream. Finding items on a news aggregator like the Flipboard app is a fantastic additional choice. With this software, you may personalise the magazine-style material that you view. By choosing the subjects you wish to read about, you may tailor the articles you receive. You can then quickly locate one to share. The main benefit is that uploading an existing article takes just a few minutes and is faster than developing new content.

 

Mistake 5: The "About" section doesn't really reflect who you are. This is not the place to write about your business or paste a list of your main competencies. But a lot of people do it. To succinctly express your experience, use the first line. Then it's time to talk privately. There are other sources for skills and work experience. Use this space, according to LinkedIn, to express your individuality. Everything else in this sentence is written in the first person to achieve that. Talk about your reasons for liking your career and the aspects of your line of work that are most significant to you. Mention what kind of boss you are. Write it in a nice tone and keep the information personal. Don't hide personal information like being married, having three children, etc. A few people also include their personal interests, like that they are Seahawks fans. Non-job-related interests don't enhance your profile, so think twice before making them a focal point.

 

Mistake 6: You don't have many relationships. The number of connections you have affects how visible you are on this site. People with fewer than 75 connections are in a terrible position. LinkedIn advises having between 300 and 500 contacts for a strong network. Make an effort to contact friends, coworkers, former coworkers, old bosses, and others. The first thing you should do is expand your network.

Mistake 7: Bad photo. The unflattering photo that many people select to represent themselves on LinkedIn should humiliate them. This represents your unique brand. When you use a bad photo, you are not presenting yourself in the best possible way. Avoid utilising images that are obviously taken from a party, wedding, family gathering, or other informal occasion. Nothing is more crucial than displaying a headshot with a polished appearance and a smiling, amiable face. No requirement for a pro photographer is here. Using your cell phone, you can take pictures of good enough quality.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

A wonderful business model




You might have seen the above seen very often, now days it has started becoming quite common outside any temple in India.


Today evening when I went to a nearby temple I found an old lady sitting next to a cow with lots of grass with her, which she probably has collected from the nearby ground.


Unlike the other people, I also have paid her 10₹ and brought some grass to feed the holy cow as feeding cow considered to be an auspicious ritual in Hinduism.



Immediately a thought came into my mind that what a wonderful business model it is, it is neither B2B nor B2C but D2G (devotee to God)


A business model which doesn't need any investment, no working capital, no overheads and all your top line is exactly equal to your bottom line.


Now let's see what kind of earning this old woman is making or may make potentially.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Product Management




Product management can be defined as entrepreneurial management of a part of a business (Product, Service, product line, segment or a brand etc.) Product managers are generally responsible for this part of the business without having direct authority over the entity.

The products manager’s job is to oversee all aspects of a product or a service line so as to create a strong value proposition and deliver superior customer satisfaction while simultaneously providing long term value to the company.


Product Manager’s Scope of responsibilities:   




Apart from above macro level scope of responsibilities a product manager or a product management team may have following ownership and accountabilities

  • Advertising
  • Branding and Naming
  • Channel and Distribution Management
  • Competitive Force Analysis
  • Direct Marketing Programs
  • Forecasting
  • Inside Sales Management
  • Key Account Management
  • Lead Generation and Management
  • Market Research
  • Market Identification and Development
  • Outside Sales and Promotions
  • Packaging and Presentation
  • Planning
  • Positioning
  • Pricing
  • Product Design and Development
  • Product Legal Considerations and Protection
  • Program Management
  • Public Relations—Press Management
  • Strategy

Saturday, February 4, 2017

How to download Paid Research Papers for FREE

Sci-Hub

 

Sci-Hub is an online search engine with over 58,000,000 academic papers and articles available for direct download, bypassing publisher paywalls. New papers are uploaded daily when accessed through educational institution proxies, and papers that have been accessed through Sci-Hub are stored in the LibGen repository.
Sci-hub was founded by Kazakh graduate student Alexandra Elbakyan in 2011, as a reaction to the high cost of research papers behind paywalls, typically US$30 each when bought on a per-paper basis.
In 2015 academic publisher Elsevier filed a legal complaint in New York City against Sci-hub alleging copyright infringement by Sci-Hub, and the subsequent lawsuit led to a loss of the original sci-hub.org domain. Following the first domain loss, Sci-Hub has cycled through a number of domains, some of which have been blocked in certain countries. Sci-Hub has been highly controversial, lauded by parts of the scientific and academic communities and condemned by a number of publishers.
Use Below Link and enter the URL of the research paper page you want to download. 

https://sci-hub.cc/

Boom !!! Here you are with the copy of the research paper.

Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sci-Hub

 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Real life Case Study – Distributor’s Business in Tanzania



Mr. John from ABC Ltd, Tanzania is an exclusive distributor of JJ India Ltd since last 20 years in Tanzania.

JJ India Ltd. is a well-known and established brand in the field of industrial consumables. Mr. John have been doing a decent business with JJ India Ltd, Importing industrial consumables from JJ India Ltd to Tanzania and selling it to his customers. His business with JJ India Ltd have been grown in decent pace, He has introduced various new products from JJ India Ltd to Tanzania market and grown the business successfully.

Mr. John is operating with a decent gross margin of 25% in his market since last few years (Till the year 2015), which is very lucrative to stay into the business.
Tanzanian Currency (TZS) have been devalued against US Dollar (USD) from year 2015 to 2016 by 30 %. (From 1700 TZS per USD in 2015 to 2200 TZS per USD in 2016) . Therefore Mr John’s import prices have gone up.

With higher manufacturing cost JJ India Ltd. was not able to pass on the extra discount to ABC Ltd to make Mr. John stable into the business.