Archive for November, 2008

LinkedIn vs. Xing (or, what is Xing.com??)

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

TechCrunch has a great post on Xing... I get asked all the time about Xing... what is it, should you be on it, etc. I don't have an account on Xing, although if I had time I would.  Xing has had a strong foothold in Europe... I kind of think of ...

Asking For LinkedIn Recommendations – Is That Okay?

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Here's a question I got recently about asking for LinkedIn Recommendations: I’ve taken time to leave recommendations for people in my network. I’ve left a recommendation for nearly everyone.  The only two recommendations I’ve gotten have been two I ASKED for ages ago.  This is making me feel badly.  I know ...

LinkedIn Discussions – Noise vs. Real Value

Friday, November 21st, 2008

This week I wrote a post on Peter Newfield's Career Resumes blog about LinkedIn Discussions.  He asked his network about the value of LinkedIn Discussions, and the responses really surprised me.  I thought there would be people who would say they got a lot of value out of LinkedIn Discussions... ...

LinkedIn Application: Company Buzz

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Jenna Papakalos shared an idea with me, and introduced me to the "Company Buzz" application on LinkedIn.  Basically, you can set up Company Buzz with any keywords and it will show you what is being said about the keywords from Twitter.  Interesting idea, and since I don't use anything like ...

LinkedIn Events

Monday, November 17th, 2008

I'm not much for blogging about new features in LinkedIn right away, mostly because you can get that info from the LinkedIn blog, and because I'd rather talk about things once they have traction behind them.  But, LinkedIn Events is pretty significant, and I wanted to share a few observations. Events ...

Brilliant Use Of Applications On Your LinkedIn Profile

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

I'm writing an article for Job-Hunt.org right now, as I'm their "social media expert." I decided to write about Applications on LinkedIn, and I've had an idea brewing around for a while that I just need to share with you.  I meant to do this and show you "here's what ...

Bling Bling for your LinkedIn Profile

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

I've seen some symbols on LinkedIn Profiles but hadn't a clue how it works.  Now I know. I've know Lisa Hendrickson for a while, I can't remember if we met when I was in Minnesota or what, but when I saw her LinkedIn Profile with symbols I had to ask HOW ...

LinkedIn Applications – Love Them or Hate Them?

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

LinkedIn finally announced their Applications - which allows you to make LinkedIn more functional.  It has been a loooooooooooooooooooooong time coming, as they announced their API's quite a while ago - June 26, 2007 (this allows other companies, outside of LinkedIn, to tap into or work with LinkedIn - more ...