Archive for July, 2008

I'm a LION – Hear Me ROAR!!

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Just a quick disclaimer: I am NOT a LION :) Have you wondered what this LION thing is?  You'll usually see it next to someone's name... like this: Jason Alba (LION) or Jason Alba [LION] or, more common,  Jason Alba [LION 6,500+] To see all kinds of renditions of this, just search LION in LinkedIn and you'll ...

LinkedIn For Executive Job Seekers (and you too!)

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

I came across a terrific article on job-hunt.org by Deb Dib, one of my JibberJobber Career Expert Partners.  Deb works with high-end executives, and is passionate about what she does. This article is terrific, and it's helpful for me to understand what someone like her, considering who her client is, needs ...

I Don't Advertise My LinkedIn Profile (Much) – Here's Why

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

I was just on a product demo where the host said "and you can even link back to your LinkedIn profile right there, for others to see and click on!" It reminded me of WHY I don't do that!  Hardly ever do I share my LinkedIn profile.  Here are some of ...

Don't Create Another LinkedIn Account!

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Having problems with your LinkedIn Account?  Wait, don't create another one YET!  There are two reasons I suggest you don't create an account.  First, and not the most important imho, is that it's against policy: Of course, putting an e-mail address in the name field is against policy also, but it's ...

I Knew My LinkedIn Profile Needs Work, But THIS???

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

When I speak or consult, I use my profile as a "bad example," and have some other favorites that I use as ideal examples. I really need to carve out an hour one of these days and just clean up my summary (perhaps on a flight, when I have hours ...

Steve Tylock, author of The LinkedIn Personal Trainer, on Groups (must read!)

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Steve Tylock wrote his book, The LinkedIn Personal Trainer, the same time I was writing I'm on LinkedIn -- Now What??? He actually beat me to press, though... so I can't claim the fame of having the first LinkedIn book (darnit!) :) Anyway, he's a very nice, savvy guy, and he ...

Searching for LinkedIn Groups? Now you can… finally!

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

I got an e-mail from LinkedIn yesterday, as a group owner, that they are building a search feature into the LinkedIn Groups page by the end of this week. It's about time :p Whenever I talk about LinkedIn Groups, one of the most common questions is "how do I find LinkedIn ...

Job Seekers Don't Know About LinkedIn …. Whuh???

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

If anyone should know what LinkedIn is, it is the job seeker.  Not that LinkedIn is just for job seekers, or just for employment purposes, of course.  But it's a great place to be if you are a professional concerned about your career (job seekers fall into this category). So I ...

LinkedIn Summary Is Not The Only Place To Look Sharp

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

On the JibberJobber blog I just wrote about a great write-up on Deb Dib's profile... in the company section! The problem was that she went from a buyer at Macy's to an executive career coach... something I was trying to figure out.  Was there something there she hadn't explained?  Something she ...