I started my day this morning reviewing the LinkedIn accounts for one of my outplacement candidates. However, before I could even get to this very nice man's profile, I saw that one of my recruiter connections had uploaded a new profile picture...
AND SHE WAS BUTT NEKKID!
I have to say that in my 5 years on LinkedIn that is the first time I have seen a naked picture....and it's hopefully the last. So as I scrambled to remove her and her mammary glands from my home page, I wanted to make sure that you too had the ability to remove connections. From the LinkedIn Help page:
To remove one or more people from your list of connections take the following steps below:
- Click on "Contacts" found in the top navigation bar of the home page.
- Click on the "Remove Connections" link in the upper right hand corner of the "Connections" view.
- Select the people you'd like to remove from your "Connections" list by clicking on the box next to their names.
- Click on the "Remove Connections" button.
Connections will not be notified that they have been removed from your connections list. Only the member that breaks the connection can re-initiate that connection.
Now, I'm on to reviewing a professional LinkedIn page...or dunking my face in boiling water to get the visual out...one of the two. Yuck!
Michelle currently serves as a Job Search coach helping professionals make the leap from looking to landed. In addition to her time spent coaching individuals, she delivers a variety of training sessions from Social Networking, Working with Recruiters, Online Resume Posting, and Interview Prep.
Michelle possesses over 15 years of diverse experience in functional areas such as recruiting, human resources, coaching, training, organizational development, staffing, sales, sales management, retail, and banking/finance.
Prior to working as a job search coach, Michelle made her career in the Placement industry working most recently for the 2nd largest Staffing Company in the World. For this multi-national organization, Michelle served as an Agency Recruiter, Corporate Recruiter, Senior HR Manager, and Area Vice President. During her tenure with this organization, Michelle was also tasked with various Organizational Development programs including the creation of a company wide Career Progression Program. Michelle also served on the three person team that introduced a new “Gen Y” based hiring model that included a greater emphasis on college recruiting/branding and internships. As a result of this experience, Michelle considers her greatest strengths to be talent identification/retention, talent development, and coaching for performance improvement.
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