Emily’s Tech Talk Episode 3: Lock down and light up your LinkedIn

18 Jun

Emily’s Tech Talk episode 3: Password breach and how it affects LinkedIn

ALA Annual in Anaheim is this week! In the video I say “next week” because I thought I’d get it up this weekend. Alas, here it is. ALA Annual runs from June 21-26, 2012. A large mass of librarians will descend on Anaheim for a meeting of the minds! And if you are going, one more thing to remember as you prepare and pack for the event is to make sure your online self if ready too, namely LinkedIn.

As important as business cards and resumes, your online presence is something that matters greatly and what is found online about you can impact your work and job search. So, update any of your websites and professional blogs or personas. The easiest and probably most widely used social media tool for this is LinkedIn.

Last week, they were infamously in the news media for their password breach that didn’t result in any confirmed account breaches but it has caused a call for changing and improving passwords as well as warning against bad passwords. Being a Millennial, I have the art of passwords down pat and use a variety of levels and variations based on the importance of the site to me. All these links are used in the video above as the cutaways.

Hope this helps! And please track me down at ALA Annual 2012 if you go, follow me on twitter, or keep up with my blog as I post about all the different sessions I attend and the conference in general. Until next time, stay techie!

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