funnyBeing a comedian can often mean jokes about or on oneself, and in reality usually meant a difficult childhood. Humor, a  remedy for the pain.

Today in social media we are bombarded with funny, clever, humorous and sadly funny material everywhere we look.

In your LinkedIn profile it’s important to be yourself, authentic, and if you are funny in real life, be so in your virtual life story.

Be sure your humor is aimed high. Not at someone or something for risk of hitting a sensitive nerve.

An idea on effectively using humor in LinkedIn came from one of my attorney clients. He placed a really bad (!) lawyer joke in the final-most section of his LinkedIn profile. That way if someone mentioned the joke to him, he immediately knows how long and far the reader spent it to reading the entire profile.

A good idea.