These days, a good LinkedIn profile can land you a job just as quickly as a good resume. That’s why it’s a good idea to always keep your LinkedIn profile not only up to date, but also looking amazing. This infographic has some great tips on the later, for example, making a catchy headline, using a professional image, seeking endorsements and recommendations from co-workers and industry professionals, and including all of your contact information.
While you can get away with updating your resume for each job you apply to and then forgetting about it, the same can’t be said about your LinkedIn profile. Aside from adding many people so you have connections to just about everyone in your industry, it’s also a good idea to update your activity daily with professional content. Also, remember that this profile is publicly searchable, so always include keywords to help your profile be located by those searching for employees in your profession.
Technology has taken a vantage leap in providing solutions for man. Before now, technology used to appear complex and would require a great deal of expertise to handle solutions available. Today, we have technology applicable in the simplest human activities as smart products with intelligent algorithms powering them as they make error-free judgments and provide intelligent and analytic solutions.
Does technology have all the answers?
This article from Credit Suisse, tells us that technology does not have all the answers because it has been found to exhibit “similar biases,” as humans. No one can discredit the impact of technology, but it is not totally free of human input and this is the reason we experience these biases in many areas we have technology holding foot.
Creating technological solutions transparently
This article suggests that the process of creating technological solutions be made transparent and subject to contribution from many people who would end up as users of the product – male, female, young, old, learned, unlearned and all other preferences as we have them. It also underscores the importance of having women on product development teams. This approach is not sure to eliminate all forms of bias, but it is a good way to start in order to appraise the full benefits of technology.
Technology as the connecting tool
Technology so far has been a major connecting tool amongst us humans. It is used and appreciated by all regardless of race, language and sex. In order to keep it less subjective to these arguments about human biases. I believe we should gather opinions on products and solutions before making them available to the public. This could be done by gathering input from intended target users and receiving feedback across the stages of production.
“Recognizing the problem is a start…success will depend on inclusive technologies that meet this vast untapped market.” This cannot be more apt especially at a time when we look up to technology for solutions. We should not muzzle our progress with technology by battling algorithm bias. The first way to avoid this battle is by reading this article here.