Archive for January, 2010

Startups Raise Money Using LinkedIn?

Friday, January 29th, 2010

I am on a newsletter that Marc Freedman puts out where I learned about an Irish startup, Goshido, that got it's first round of financing by using LinkedIn. Only LinkedIn. And they apparently closed the round in eight days (having been looking at financing for the last 4 years, I find that ...

Perhaps My #1 LinkedIn Pet Peeve?

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Buy my LinkedIn DVD at 50% off (while supplies last).I saw a blog post from Thom Singer a few days ago and it really got under my skin.  Thom hit on something that has bothered me since DAY 1. You can see his post titled: The Misrepresenation of the Power of ...

LinkedIn DVD: Version 2 is Coming Soon

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

LinkedIn made some big interface changes, and I have to change the LinkedIn for Job Seekers. I was going to start recording the next version in March but I think it's time to start it now. Starting today I'm cutting the DVD price in half (if you purchased it for full ...

LinkedIn and Social Marketing Training?

Monday, January 18th, 2010

I recently announced a new monthly program I'm doing to share what I've learned about social marketing. Each month I'll focus on a different thing - LinkedIn, video, Yahoo and Google Groups, articles, Twitter, etc. We'll go in-depth... and address your needs (as well as we can). For more information, and the monthly ...

LinkedIn Says: Don't Upgrade

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Check out this blog post by Barbara Safani... it is notes she took from a presentation in NYC by Brian Tietje (Sales Manager for LinkedIn).  The post is titled LinkedIn Job Search Tips From the Pros. #7 is: Don’t worry about upgrading to the paid level of service. This level is designed ...

LinkedIn Help

Friday, January 8th, 2010

For a few years I had owned LinkedInHelp.com and LinkedInHelp.net. Today I finished transferring them to LinkedIn, the company.  If you want LinkedIn help you'll have to go to their help resources.  I hope that someone there jumps on it and redirects the link instead of letting it drop (especially since ...

LinkedIn Resolutions

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

I was reading The Daily Machete's blog post titled Networking Resoultions for 2010 and saw that my buddy included one resolution about LinkedIn: I resolve to update my LinkedIn status once per day and, if I'm not on LinkedIn.com yet, I will sign up immediately. There are five resolutions on that post ...

Is LinkedIn for Blue Collar Job Seekers or Workers?

Monday, January 4th, 2010

I've been thinking about prospective users of LinkedIn for a while and continue to ask myself how'd I'd answer the question: Jon is a line worker at a manufacturing plant.  Or a miner.  Or a ________. It's a blue collar job.  You find blue collar jobs differently than you find white ...