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At LNE Consulting we understand the importance of maintaining an online presence that is both professional and informative. The simplest search engine can unearth comments, likes and pictures that you may not have considered appropriate for a potential employer or colleague.
It is very likely that most companies that consider you for a position will do some basic online searches to see how you carry yourself online, so check out these tips for keeping your online profiles professional.
- Be sure to have school and work sections filled out. This way it will match what is on your resume and there won’t be any confusion about where you earned your degree and what you’ve been doing since.
- Update your profile picture, particularly since this often is visible despite your privacy settings. Ask yourself: “If a potential employer or client saw this one picture of me, would they find me trustworthy and professional?”
- Go through your pictures and be sure that anything you’ve been tagged in since you joined Facebook circa 2005 are pictures that you want someone else, someone who’s never met you to see.
- Watch the comments. Avoid curse words or negative comments in general or on pictures. Depending on your privacy settings, it can be very easy for a boss or potential boss to see you complaining about work, or even about them. If we’ve learned anything from social media it’s that not very much is private.
From all of us at LNE Consulting we hope these tips are informative and useful in keeping your online presence both presentable and professional.
When it comes to creating and guiding a cohesive team that will get work done, our team leaders at LNE Consulting are the best! Need some tips and tricks on how to break the ice with your own team? Look no further, LNE Consulting has you covered.
- Try some ice-breakers. Name games and improv exercises are always a fun way to get to know your team members. Games open everyone up to being a little silly and perhaps a bit more relaxed—this will help to ease the nerves and get everyone familiar with their team.
- Go out on a team bonding excursion after work. Plan a time to go to an interesting event, or go to a cool restaurant. Perhaps breaking the ice just means getting everyone out of the office and into another environment where they feel like they can connect with you and the rest of the team.
- Plan something where your team has to work together to solve a problem. Take part in an Escape Room challenge or make a scavenger hunt for everyone to collaborate on. Not only does this show your passion for encouraging a cohesive team, but it will show that you’re putting the work in.
- If one of your team members seems less interested in large group settings, try meeting with them one-on-one. Build the individual relationship first, and then work on integrating this person into the group and helping him/her bond with others.
- Travel! There are few bonding experiences as effective as hitting the road (or the skies!) together. If you get the chance, we encourage you to head out of town with your team. Perhaps attend a conference or visit a client — and of course do something cool while you’re there. You’re guaranteed to have a great chat or two.
- Invite everyone over. If you really want to get to know your team, invite them into your world. Invite them home for dinner or to watch a movie. Introduce them to your family or friends. You’ll be amazed by how quickly you bond.
What are your best team-building ideas? Share them with LNE Consulting in the comments below!
Here at LNE Consulting (Hollywood, FL) we believe that if you truly want to be successful, you need to constantly seek out new ways to learn and grow.
College is an excellent place to grasp complicated concepts and develop new learning techniques. However, once you’ve graduated, lessons aren’t thrown at you every single day. In other words, new information comes to you in college, yet when you leave, you need to make an effort to find it on your own. This can be difficult because, well, life is busy. The hunger for knowledge can be replaced with job hunt anxiety and a plethora of real world problems. Don’t be mistaken: this hunger can never stop if you really desire success!
LNE Consulting has come up with 3 ways for you to keep learning even after you have left college!
1. Build your vocabulary
We learned fundamental vocabulary in grade school and it increased in complexity in middle school and high school. However, rarely are there college classes where you focus solely on expanding your vocabulary. Although you probably built a solid lexicon through years of pursuing your degree, it is important to remember that there are dictionaries full of words you have never seen before. A wonderful way to continue your hunt for knowledge after college is to build on your vocabulary and never stop!
2. Find a mentor
Mentors are experienced and trusted advisors who will help you move in the right direction. Being able to have someone who knows the ropes and wants you to succeed is invaluable. You will be able to learn a lot through their successes and failures while also augmenting your career. Our people at LNE Consulting can tell you all about the benefits of having a reliable mentor!
3. Listen to podcasts
Listening to podcasts on your commute or while you are exercising is a fabulous way to learn new information. The best part? They’re free right on your smartphone! There is a seemingly infinite amount of podcasts out there covering everything from finance, to ancient history, to complicated sciences. They can boost your knowledge with minimal effort, making you an expert in conversation and jack of all trades!
What motivates you during the week? LNE Consulting (Hollywood, FL) has found that one of the best motivators is the passion behind a little friendly competition. In our experience, there are few things more effective when it comes to inspiring top-tier performance.
We’ve put together a list of some of the best quotes about competition. Give it a read through and see if LNE Consulting can help you become motivated this week!
“Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but it is the incentive to progress.” Herbert Hoover said this and his words still ring true today. Think of competition not as a road block, but as more of a reason to continue to work harder and be better.
“Competition is a complex thing. It brings out the best and the worst in all participants. It refines the technique and sharpens the mind, body and spirit.” Herb Perez is on point — sometimes competition can be the very best inspiration to elevate your game and fine tune your skills. While competition can indeed be a double-edged sword, there’s a big difference between competition that is cut-throat and healthy. Remember, what’s most important is to become the best version of yourself.
“Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.” Franklin D. Roosevelt brings up a powerful point that competition can be a great motivator, but cooperation and teamwork are also essential tools when it comes to getting the job done. LNE Consulting strives for teamwork because a healthy blend of competition and cooperation are the keys to massive success.
“Look around at the competition, beat the competition in price, and make your stuff better than the competition,” said the great Lucy Bates—and she was right. There simply won’t be any real competition if you are working harder than everybody else and proving your place.
Keep up the grind! LNE Consulting believes in you!
What are your best tips for utilizing competition to your advantage in your career? Share them with LNE Consulting below!
At LNE Consulting, we take pride in having a strong and distinguished team. We believe each member of our team plays a significant role in achieving our long-term goals. Today, we’ll be learning more about one of LNE Consulting‘s newer members; Justin Callahan.
Q: What is your first and last name?
A: Justin Callahan
Q: Where are you from?
A: I’m originally from Philadelphia.
Q: How long have you been working with the company?
A: I have been working at LNE Consulting for roughly 2 months.
Q: What attracted you to the company?
A: I was attracted to the opportunity to learn and grow within a company that promotes from within.
Q: What have you accomplished/learned in the short time that you’ve been working here?
A: I have learned time management, the different theories on different types of customers and approaches on dealing with each, and how to work and inspire other to achieve their goals.
Q: What next steps are you most excited about?
A: I look forward to helping to develop other people within the company and moving into a management position.
We are very pleased to have Justin on board the LNE Consulting team and are excited about what lay ahead. He possesses the traits that we value and believe he will be a great asset to our team.
There’s a reason that LNE Consulting in Hollywood, Florida has been voted one of the best places to work in the United States three years in a row. As a National Best and Brightest Company, they provide ample opportunities for employees to develop professionally as well as having advancement paths within the company. We spent some time with the Hollywood team to learn more about this thriving company and even had a chance to speak with a current employee about some of her experiences. This is what we found…
The LNE Consulting Management team is extremely supportive and hands on with their employees, including President Julie Edmonds. Rather than a directive, micro-managing style however, they empower people to take initiative and be self-sufficient; essentially coaching them on how to manage themselves. Employees are also held to high standards to bring out the best in themselves, there is no such thing as doing the “bare minimum” with this group of go-getters.
As far as the team themselves go, they are a very tight-knit bunch, but always extremely welcoming. They understand that by helping each other reach their goals, in the end, they will all win. Their positive attitudes are contagious and they believe that making excuses is a waste of time. Instead, they take it upon themselves to find solutions to any obstacle that might be in there way (a result of the empowerment given to them by their superiors).
Lindsey Kamen has been a part of the LNE Consulting team for three months and she has already started to see a change in herself professionally, as well as personally!
“I have become a more optimistic person. I’ve learned that having a bad day doesn’t mean you should give up, it just means that tomorrow will be better. Things have a way of balancing themselves out,” said Lindsey.
Part of the training at LNE Consulting is developing a set of habits that will allow someone to reach their true potential in their career. The unique part of this training is that, from what we learned, those habits are completely transferrable into any job, industry, and even life. This is what Lindsey told us about the habits she is developing, “They truly have become a guideline for the road to my success. Following these habits is helping me become a better person and employee.”
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