Archive for November, 2009

"Will You Recommend Me On LinkedIn?"

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Don't you love those messages you get from someone you don't really know who ask if you will recommend them on LinkedIn? I hate them. Part of the issue is my connection policy: if someone invites me to connect I typically accept (with one exception).  In part, this personal policy is because ...

LinkedIn Recommendations and Other Recommendations: So What???

Friday, November 20th, 2009

I've been thinking about this for a long time - I am pretty sure I included it in my LinkedIn book and on the LinkedIn DVD - and for sure I talk about it in my LinkedIn presentations. When you get a Recommendation on LinkedIn, what do you do with it? I ...

Is LinkedIn Walking A Fine Line?

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Last week I posted about LinkedIn & Twitter and got a very interesting comment from Charlie PA TPK: I have to wonder about the direction LinkedIn is heading with these enhancements. I am very protective about my online identity, so much so I use a pseudonym (as in this post) when I ...

How to Request and Introduction on LinkedIn

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

I recently was asked how to request a LinkedIn Introduction. I love Introductions for a few reasons which I talk about in my LinkedIn book and the LinkedIn DVD (2 hours of training!).  Here I'll share the mechanics of HOW to do it. You would use the LinkedIn Introduction request when ...

How to Leverage LinkedIn to Find Employees

Monday, November 16th, 2009

This is more for HR and hiring managers who are looking for talent on LinkedIn.  There are plenty of tactics to employ, I'm sure (share yours in the comments). The question came from a buddy: Question: I want to leverage linked in to find a replacement for [an awesome systems guy] ...

LinkedIn

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

It's about time. A couple of days ago I saw an article on CNN titled Twitter and LinkedIn hook up.  Not much meat there, but some really funny stuff (like the title of the video: "Twitter CEO: We are not a fad" - seriously, that had to be quoted?  No, Twitter ...

My LinkedIn Book: Not For Idiots or Dummies, but For Dogs

Monday, November 9th, 2009

I will never be accused of being a poet. But I just couldn't resist trying my hand at poetry when I saw some picture from Darlene Craven, a career coach in the D.C. area (her note said: "Getting a ton of good information from Linked In and so is ...

LinkedIn Activities – Is It Time Sensitive?

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

I have been on the road for 5 of the last 7 work days.  My trip last week was from Wednesday through Friday, and then I was on the plane this week on Monday, returning late Tuesday evening. I have hundreds (well, thousands) of emails in my inbox - I imagine ...