Archive for October, 2008

LinkedIn Answers Done Right, Courtesy Twelve Horses

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Every once in a while I see an outstanding use of LinkedIn Answers... not just good, but outstanding.  Let me share one with you: I'm reading between the lines on this one and seeing "hey, we're having an event, come to it!"  Steve, from Twelve Horses, could have said that, but ...

New Stuff in Second Edition of LinkedIn Book

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

I'm going through pages and pages of suggestions to add to my second edition of the LinkedIn book... and this was after I thought I was done! Here are four things that are on the top of my mind right now: How do you become "featured?"  It's pretty easy to ...

Are You Missing An Opportunity With Your LinkedIn Tag Line?

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

I was.  Until I read some suggestions by Jennifer McClure, who wrote to me the following as she was giving me input on the second edition of my LinkedIn book: "Tagline under your name - an opportunity to put a branding statement vs. repeating your job title.  It's the thing that ...

How Recruiters Can Avoid A Discrimination Lawsuit

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Not completely avoid it, but if recruiters are concerned about claims they made an unfair judgment based on a candidates Profile picture, they can just turn them all off. There is a privacy setting I hadn't looked at, but it was pointed out to me by Chris when I posted LinkedIn ...

Pride and Prejudice – Should I Join "this" Group?

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Recently I got a thought-provoking email from a buddy who asks about joining Groups, and what the negative affects might be.  Specifically, he is referring to a religious Group.  Interestingly, I had recently come across a few Groups for my religion and thought about joining them, but didn't.  Here's his ...

Nuts About Southwest, But Not Gary Kelly's Profile

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

I am nuts about Southwest airlines.  I ALWAYS want to fly Southwest... the price is always right, I like their culture, their in-flight magazine, their sense of humor... I like it all. Today I went to their blog and noticed at the very bottom they have a bunch of links to ...

Becoming an Expert In LinkedIn

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Recently I got my hand slapped by a LinkedIn connection who was upset about a question I asked on LinkedIn.  I asked what the beef was, thinking that person thought I was self-promoting, or something like that.  No, it wasn't that... the contact said I asked a question that was ...

Letters of Recommendation and LinkedIn Recommendations

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Recently I started writing for Peter Newfield's blog, Career Resumes.  This morning I wrote a response to a question about how to get letters of recommendation when you are in a covert job search.  What a great question!  You don't want anyone you ask to blow your cover, which could ...