clip_image002The world has reached 7 billion people. There’s a very good chance that LinkedIn′s world-wide network will be your ticket to find that new career you want or that employee you are looking for.

It’s important that you make your LinkedIn profile as complete as possible. Here’s how:

  1. Be sure to include a photo.
    If you are serious about making connections and/or receiving job offers, uploading a recent photo for your profile is a must! People remember you better when they see your face. Give yourself a unique heading, make yourself memorable.
  2. Be sure your experience is updated.
    Don’t be shy, include your specialties, your goals as well as your professional experience (both current and past). Be sure to include specific accomplishments.
  3. Include individual courses you take under your education.
    It’s not only important to include your educational information from the colleges, universities or vocation schools you have attended, but also any course you have taken over the years. It’s especially important to include any course you have taken to update your knowledge and on the latest techniques of your field. Open yourself up to new opportunities.
  4. Request recommendations.
    Ask your colleagues, past colleagues, and/or clients to reinforce your professional qualities and experience.
  5. Utilize the opportunities available on LinkedIn.
    One tool LinkedIn offers you is their Career Explorer. Here you are able to explore your career options, learn more about these careers, follow companies hiring for positions that are of interest to you, and connect with actual professionals who are on LinkedIn.

Are you having a hard time deciding which program you should use? Both Illustrator and Photoshop are excellent in their own right. The difference between the two programs is small, but significant. You can use both programs together to make your images dazzling and impressive, like no one else has seen before. Do you want to design a business card or a logo or unique graphics with really cool effects?

Illustrator is primarily used for anything that may need to be scalable in print and for future uses. A logo is a perfect example. Illustrator is a vector based drawing program and scales on a 1 to 1 ratio. This means your graphics will still be crisp and clear whatever size you enlarge it. As a result, Illustrator does better page layout than Photoshop. If you are an illustrator or want to design great invitations or greeting cards, envelopes, trademarks Illustrator is your better choice. You won’t lose your crisp edges quality when enlarging. Illustrator exports .eps (Encapsulated PostScript) file formats better than Photoshop. An EPS file is one of the most versatile file formats which are available.

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Photoshop, on the other hand, is pixel based. You won’t want to use Photoshop for anything that will require being enlarged because pixel data cannot be enlarged without distortion. If you want to do animations or enhance photos or create special effects, Photoshop is what you need. Photoshop is far superior for photo enhancement. Photoshop does have some drawing tools and has some basic vector capabilities, but it’s nothing compared to the tools and capabilities of Illustrator. In Photoshop, you basically work in RGB mode and layers. For your graphics to be sent to the printer you must merge the layers and change the color mode to CMYK. At this point, you will no longer be able to make any changes.