Author of “Linked” Omar Garriott

Welcome Omar Garriott:

We’re joined on the Starline by an author, career coach and entrepreneur who wants to educate you. His latest book he co-wrote with Jeremy Schifeling gives you the inside look at something we all need help in: our LinkedIn profile in “Linked” We welcome Omar Garriott.

Omar, let’s go Beyond the Mic. Why do head hunters depend on LinkedIn and how can people looking for a job take advantage of it by doing simple slight tricks?

Your social media handle is @socialchanger what needs help in most people’s social media?

As you two wrote this book how did you separate chapters? Jeremy takes one and you take another or was this truly a project where you both had a handle on the overall vision?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Best thing about your stepmom?

2. Congratulations on your recent cancer free diagnosis, what’s the one thing you’d like to say to all the doctors at UCSF?

3. You’ve been known to read more than one book at a time, what’s the last book you’ve completed?

4. Favorite Guster song?

5. Where will the US Men finish in the World Cup?

6. Best concert you ever saw live?

7. Best Movie of all time?

8. Do you talk about Bruno?

The Back Half:

One thing you want people to stop doing in their LinkedIn profile?

Who are the key recommendations people need from? Is it from their boss, their co-workers on someone that they work with?

How many recommendations do your need? If someone has worked at the same place for 20 + years, do you need one every four years, or one for every role?

One Big Question:

Which was more challenging, co-writing this book or dealing with Crohn’s Colitis for 20 years?

The Wrap:

He sings about Bruno, but doesn’t talk about him, loves the Dave Mathews Band and wants you to freshen your LinkedIn profile today. Co-author of “Linked” Omar Garriott thanks for taking the time to talk with us today!

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

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