Donna Schilder is a career coach and LinkedIn expert based out of Long Beach, California. She has coached executives in some of America’s largest companies. Schilder is also the mind behind Get LinkedIn Now!, a coaching platform for LinkedIn users.
Donna curates a Spundge Notebook about tips, tricks and strategies for getting the most out of LinkedIn and how build a profile for success.
We spoke with her about the do’s and don’t’s of building a professional profile, and her passion for networking.
Why did you decide to focus your business around LinkedIn?
I got attracted to it immediately, really early in its stages of development, because I loved the concept of reconnecting with people who [I] had worked with. I worked with some of these people 25 years ago — some of which really skyrocketed in their careers and some of them I can’t even get linked to anymore. The idea of being connected to someone and you don’t lose track of them because they always update their LinkedIn profile — is of great value to me . I may have worked with you 10 years ago but I don’t lose track of you and I can see what you’re doing and where you are and now I can see if that connects to what I’m doing.