Archive for January, 2009

LinkedIn "Professional Headline" for the Unemployed

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Yesterday I got a question on Twitter about my post on the LinkedIn Professional Headline, and what you should put there if you are in transition. What a great question.  I think it's okay to have something like either of these: Option 1: lay your cards out on the table. Project manager in ...

The LinkedIn Professional Headline

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

You know that little blurb below your name, on your LinkedIn Profile?  They call it a "professional headline." Most people just have their title, even if it's a non-descript, boring title.  Probably because we like to identify ourselves by our title (cool if it's big, horrible if you are unemployed :p). I ...

How To Close An Answer In LinkedIn

Monday, January 26th, 2009

I decided this year I'm going to be much better in closing my questions in LinkedIn Answers... here's how I do it: 1. Click on Answers at the top of LinkedIn: 2. On the right you'll see the questions you have asked, like this (I only have one - click on the ...

LinkedIn for Journalists Teleseminar

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Today I was on a teleseminar to discuss LinkedIn for journalists... it was a trip.  This was the first opportunity I had to work with a LinkedIn person (Kay Luo), and a New York hero (Sree.net), and a colleauge of Sree's, Arik Hesseldahl.  You can hear the teleseminar/podcast for free ...

Can LinkedIn help you build "authority?"

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

I saw this message on Twitter last night: Khalidh brings up some great points in his question.  Here's my response: Yes, LinkedIn is great for someone in sales because they can network their way into a target company, or find people with the job titles they are looking for.  Same with job ...

LinkedIn: The Sky Is Falling (or is it?)

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Over on the Career Resumes blog I just wrote about some of the bad stuff I'm hearing about with regard to LinkedIn.  There is a post from Jaculynn Peterson titled LinkedIn’s soon-to-be-missed opportunity, which has some great points.  I hear these points continually as people wonder what the heck LinkedIn ...

Are You Leveraging The Power of LinkedIn?

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

There are many ways to leverage the power of LinkedIn, of course... here's one of my favorites. When you do something on another social environment (whether that's a Yahoo Group, your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) you could refer back to LinkedIn.  Maybe you refer back to your Profile, or a question ...

Introducing the LinkedIn PONY (Professional Open Networker Ylem)

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

I got an invitation to connect with Skip Wilson, founder of the LinkedIn PONY group/movement.  I had never heard of LinkedIn PONYs before, so I asked Skip.  Here's the description from the PONY LinkedIn Group page: We are aiming to rename our open network from a LION to a PONY. We ...

What is your 2009 LinkedIn strategy?

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

What will you do different in 2009 than what you did in 2008 with your LinkedIn strategy? Feel free to share what you'll do with your social networking strategy in general... here are some of my thoughts: I plan on being more diligent with my LinkedIn Answers strategy, asking more questions on ...