#InspireLSCareers | How to Write a LinkedIn Profile for Outreach Success

LinkedIn has evolved through the ocean of social media websites to earn its position as the most preferred avenue for B2B content marketing. 91% of marketers opt for LinkedIn for its business orientation and customization. In this article, we are going to explore how you can customize your profile for outreach success.

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#InspireLSCareers | How Social Media Can Be Used To Build Your Career

Let’s face it – getting into the media industry can be difficult. With thousands of graduates all competing for entry-level jobs, it’s important that you find a way to stand out from the crowd. At Inspire LS Magazine, we’ve put together some of the best ways in which you can use social media to build your career and help you land your dream job.

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#WinStuff| Win A ‘Gone Too Far” DVD Via @InspireLS (CLOSED)

I absolutely loved “Gone Too Far” the movie and found it to be one of the best films to come out of the UK in years. If you haven’t read my review of the film yet, check it out HERE

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#BeInspired Quote Of The Month | Stop Entertaining The Clowns

If you entertain a clown you become part of the circus! – Anonymous

This quote couldn’t be more fitting. I have spent a long time re-adjusting the way I react to others especially on social network sites.

Social network sites are a breeding ground for clowns looking for your reaction and the moment you give them your precious time; you give them a level of importance. There is this great saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me!” often taught to young children. But, it still heavily applies in adulthood. More and more, I am coming to find major importance in this saying. So much so, that I think it’s time for people alike to take heed of this saying and let the clowns entertain themselves.

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A Tribute: Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013)

Nelson Mandela’s courageous fight for freedom finally came to an end, aged 95. News of his death which spread worldwide was announced by South African President Jacob Zuma.

In a statement on South African Television this is what Jacob Zuma said “Our nation has lost its greatest son, although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss”

Jacob Zuma, in his address to the nation, said he died shortly before 21.00 local time (19.00 GMT). He was surrounded by his family as he took his final breath and wished his family farewell.

News of his death spread worldwide and all over TWITTER, celebrities, politicians and fellow supporters and admirers alike paid their last respects respects.

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Barack Obama – We’ve lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth,” he said.

Through his fierce dignity and unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, Madiba transformed South Africa and moved all of us. His journey from a prisoner to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better.”

Idris Elba, the actor who played Nelson Mandela in the movie – Long Walk to Freedom had this to say – “”What an honour it was to step into the shoes of Nelson Mandela and portray a man who defied odds, broke down barriers, and championed human rights before the eyes of the world. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

On the same night, In London the royal premiere of Long Walk To Freedom was taking place. A host of guests were there including Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie Mandela and daughter Zindzi Mandela. Shortly before his death, his daughter, Zindzi announced that her father was critical but stable and that the family were “hoping he would be around for a long time to come”

During the Film, guests were unaware of what had happened but shortly after 10pm, the credits were stopped and Amant Singh producer of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom was joined on stage by Idris Elba. It was then they broke the news of Mandela’s passing. Guests including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were left ‘visibly shaken’ by the news.

Rolihlahla Dalibhunga (Nelson) Mandela was raised in the village of Mvezo in the Transkei in the Eastern Cape. He was one of 13 children from a family with close links to the royal house of the Thembu people.

He was fine young man, and around the 1950’s-1960’s he started his fight for freedom as he was at the head of the ANC Party, he fought for equality. Mr Mandela was arrested in 1956 on suspect of treason but 5 years later he was freed as the charges were dropped. At that moment, Mandela went underground and carried on with his bid for freedom. In 1962, Mr Mandela was arrested once again and was sentenced to 5 years in Prison for escaping without a passport and incitement.

In 1964, further charges were brought against him. He was convicted of Sabotage and trying the overthrow the government and was sentenced to life imprisonment.

In the dock he made a passionate speech – “I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities”

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Nelson Mandela spent most of his prison life on Robben Island, it wasn’t a pleasant experience for Mandela and his fellow inmates. He was also refused the chance to attend the funeral of his mother in 1968 and his eldest son, who died in a crash the year after.

In 1982, Mandela was transferred to Cape Town’s Pollsmoor Prison as young black South Africans continued the fight. Hundreds died as the regime viciously suppressed the uprising.

In 1984, a song called ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ was released by the Specials which reached number 9 and in 1988 it became an anthem for the cause as 72,000 people sand their hearts at a special concert at Wembley Stadium.

It started a revival as in 1990, President FW de Klerk finally bowed to pressure and lifted the ban on the ANC (African National Congress) Party. Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison which brought celebration all around the world.

A year later, in South Africa’s first elections involving all races, Mandela became his country’s first black president. He often preached about reconciliation. He then stepped down a year later but his legacy was to remain intact for many more years to come. He struggled and fought for freedom. Nelson Mandela was an inspiration to us all and a father to many.

Nelson will always be remembered as the President of The World and a man who gave a voice to those who had none. For that Mandiba, we thank you.



W| By Ryan Osborne      @Dean2185

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Top Tips To Improve Your Job searching

Job searching is not easy. In-fact, I have always said that the task of job hunting is a task in itself. In order to succeed at it,  preparation is most definitely the key and a combination of organisation, time-management and confidence in your skills set will ensure that when you come to this race, you are heads and tails ahead of the rest.

Here are my top tips to help you succeed on your mission to attaining a new job or career.

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1 2 Watch: What’s Poppin In Your World?

In the last edition, I told you how Twitter had been exposed for tapping into its users’ smart phones to access details of contacts in a bid to create a better experience.  It has recently been revealed that Facebook has taken it upon itself to display the @facebook.com email address instead of users’ preferred personal email addresses. Facebook claims that they have only done it for uniformity on the site, but experts claim it is a tactical move to increase advertising revenue by driving more traffic to the site.

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Spotlight Interview| Sarah Jane Gratton

Sarah-Jayne Gratton is what inspiration is made of. An accomplished writer, actress, producer and social networking queen! We are really excited to see what else she has to offer. Read more to find out how she got into acting, what drives and inspires her and how she became a major trendsetter in the world of social media!! This is a must read! #enjoy

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