Archive for December, 2009

2009: Out With The Old (LinkedIn Interface)

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

A few weeks ago I started to get emails from people asking me what I thought about the new LinkedIn interface. Huh? I didn't have a new LinkedIn interface. Now I do, though. Two thumbs up. I like everything about it. It feels cleaner, it seems there's more room, and it focuses on my ...

LinkedIn: An IPO Candidate for 2010?

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

TechCrunch has a post on The Top Ten IPO Candidates For 2010.  LinkedIn is one of the suggestions (it is #3 on the list, although I'm not sure that the list is in any order). Erick Schonfeld (@erickschonfeld) writes: >> The other social network, Very interesting that this is "the other one." ...

Thank You

Monday, December 28th, 2009

I know, it isn't Thanksgiving ... but I wanted to write and thank each of you for your support, your readership, and your evangelism. Many of you know my journey here (and on JibberJobber) started from a miserable job search.  There have been tough times - tough financially, socially, etc.  But ...

Why Reach Out To Someone Outside of LinkedIn?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Last week I wrote Think Like a Recruiter while on LinkedIn, and Bill Kerschbaum asked: So what are the advantages to contacting someone outside of LinkedIn, in your opinion? Well, thanks for asking Bill :p I remember seeing things in LinkedIn where they suggest that sending messages THROUGH LinkedIn will get you better ...

Think Like A Recruiter While on LinkedIn, Part II

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Last week I wrote Think Like a Recruiter While on LinkedIn and got a terrific suggestion from Don (second comment): ... if there are a few different possible email address structures for a company (i.e. Microsoft has so many employees, they have had to expand/change their email structure – firstname.lastname or ...

Think Like a Recruiter while on LinkedIn

Friday, December 18th, 2009

In the last post I talked about how to cheat the system by joining Groups (in regards to contacting people you find on LinkedIn). Here's another tactic, though, which I've used.  When I find a target contact I will use the internal messaging if I have to.  I like LinkedIn Introductions, ...

Contacting LinkedIn Contacts – Cheating the System

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Last week I wrote about LinkedIn Companies, and the work I'm doing prospecting people on LinkedIn. I was comped an upgraded account on LinkedIn (thanks LinkedIn!) and have really loved it... I have the ability to communicate with people I'm not connected with quickly, easily and immediately. However, if you don't have ...

Finding Relevant Contacts on LinkedIn

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Last week I blogged about using LinkedIn Companies to find relevant contacts. It made me think about one of the options I regularly use when I get search results on LinkedIn.  Check out the option I find myself choosing almost all the time: I used to do just "Relationship," which is, show ...

LinkedIn Companies – A Goldmine of Information

Friday, December 11th, 2009

This last week I've been working on "business development," or looking for key contacts in industries and companies that I want to communicate with. Specifically, I'm looking for channel partners to help me move forward with my outplacement offering.  I should say, it's more of an alternative, or even a supplement, ...

Would You Pay $43.33/month for LinkedIn Access?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

I just got an email from the chairma of Ecademy: I've not really paid much attention to Ecademy... it is a European professional network.  The two things I think I know about Ecademy are: There are lots of small businesses there promoting their stuff (hawking their warez). This is quite a big ...