Archive for March, 2008

What To Do With A Maiden Name On Your LinkedIn Profile

Monday, March 24th, 2008

In my LinkedIn presentations that I give I'm frequently asked what to do about maiden names on a LinkedIn profile. My East Coast buddy Thomas E. Kenny forwarded me a response he got from one of his contacts, which she got from LinkedIn customer support, regarding the very question. ...

LinkedIn Book May Become A Best Seller

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

I'm not sure what the real definition of "best seller" is, but maybe we are on our way? I got an e-mail from Mitchell Levy, my publisher, a few weeks ago, saying we hit a new record. Check this out: That's pretty cool! What that means is that during ...

Removing Connections

Monday, March 17th, 2008

There are a bunch of reasons to remove someone as a LinkedIn connection. It's actually pretty easy to do... but the question I get about removing connections the most is "will they know?" For some reason we don't want to offend our connection, we'd rather do disconnect without ...

Writing Better Recommendations

Friday, March 14th, 2008

I got a before and after of a recommendation from one of my online buddies (I changed the name). Check out the difference: Before: "I have had the pleasure of knowing Jason for the past 3 years. Jason is smart, insightful and has a great sense of humor. He's someone that ...

Breaking News – No More Personal Plus Upgrade

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Is this breaking news, or "broken news?" In the book I recommended the $60/year upgrade for those who needed to upgrade... but apparently the offer is off the table.   I've found out from the MyLinkedInPowerForum group that the link doesn't work anymore.  Actually, I kind of noticed when I was ...

Leaving Groups

Friday, March 7th, 2008

I'm still waiting for a reply back from LinkedIn to help me understand the value of being a member of a group. For now I'll share something that's been on my mind for months. I've joined a few groups that I shouldn't have, as I was poking around. ...

Group Pontification

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

I created a LinkedIn Group last week for careerists. I'm not talking about career coaches, and resume writers, and recruiters. I'm talking about all of us who may be managing our own transition in the next, oh, 30 years. I did it for two reason: One of my ...

LinkedIn Status -

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

With the new release last week, I can now say what I'm doing. What Facebook has allowed me to do since day 1. And what Twitter's all about. I like this new feature, as it allows me to put a little more personality on my profile, especially in a place ...