…it had better not be you. Or anyone you are associated with.

Which means the 2022 Award, and those before it, never found you, but NOW is a particularly good time to fact check your LinkedIn profile and clean up any ambiguities, duplications, missing dates, and inconsistencies. And resolve to revise your career story in the most forthright way.

Yes, your LinkedIn profile is personal marketing but there is a lot of ground between self-marketing and falsehood.

So if you never finished that degree, let a professional designation lapse, or lost your job for any reason, deal with it honestly and tell why, in your own words to get ahead of the issue. Not easy, but necessary.

George may just get away with all this, and as of this writing he has not, but you do not want under the speculative limelight he is enduring right now. That will only throw shade (love that expression) and that’s not a complimentary wavelength.

Tarnish on one’s reputation is an indelible stain. Don’t give anyone the opportunity to even have a doubt about your integrity. 

Marc W. Halpert

LinkedIn personal coach, group trainer, marketing strategist and overall evangelist, having a great time pursuing my passion of connecting professionals so they can collaborate better!

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