Archive for March, 2010

LinkedIn Stats, LinkedIn Growth, EOY Predictions

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Ever wonder how big LinkedIn is RIGHT NOW?  I just got an email (that I suspect might be slightly outdated) that said: Over 63 million members. Our membership is growing. Target the 100,000 new professionals that join each week. So they are 63M this week. They grow at 100,000 each week. There are 39 ...

LinkedIn, Recruiters, and LinkedIn

Monday, March 29th, 2010

I read a great post with insightful comments about recruiters using LinkedIn. It is titled LinkedIn - Just How Good is it?, written by Keith Robinson. Some of the interest lines: "when we use LinkedIn we find that at least 20% of LinkedIn profiles are essentially defunct..." "at least 40% of their ...

Update: LinkedIn DVD

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Wednesday I finished recording the videos for the second edition of the LinkedIn DVD.  It's now at the video editing shop. I hope to have my DVDs in hand when I go to to a conference at the end of April... and ship out all the pre-orders before I head ...

LinkedIn Employees on Twitter

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Update: 4/9 - just came across this list from a Scott Allen post: lots of LinkedIn people on Twitter. Out of curiousity, and to wind down from finishing the recordings for the second edition of LinkedIn for Job Seekers (DVD), I thought I'd see who at LinkedIn is on Twitter, how ...

What Number are you on LinkedIn?

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

The DVD is moving along... almost done! PREORDER the second edition of LinkedIn for Job Seekers, the DVD at a discount. Check out all the specials here I saw a question on LinkedIn Answers from Steven Burda asking what number you were in LinkedIn.  In other words, of the ...

Is LinkedIn used to find talent & job seekers?

Friday, March 19th, 2010

The DVD is moving along... almost done! PREORDER the second edition of LinkedIn for Job Seekers, the DVD at a discount. Check out all the specials here There is an awesome, revealing question/answer thread on LinkedIn asking this question: Recruiters, HR, Employers: Do you search for talent on LinkedIn ALONE? The ...

"LinkedIn is for old people."

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

I was reading the blog of my Facebook coauthor recently.  I was surprised to see that he wrote about the Brazen Careerist network because he tends to write about a lot of technology stuff, not career or job search stuff. He starts out his 5th paragraph talking about LinkedIn... I'll quote ...

LinkedIn in a Job Search? Of Course. Update on the LinkedIn DVD.

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Yesterday I started recording video clips for the second edition of I'm on LinkedIn -- Now What???  I recorded seven and will do at least seven more.  The first edition was about 2 hours long and barely fit onto one DVD.  This one will likely go over the limit and ...

How (and Why) to Leave a LinkedIn Group

Friday, March 5th, 2010

I'm a member of a lot of groups... almost 50 (which is the limit).  Some of them are awesome, others are beyond useless. One, in particular, ONLY has discussion spam.  So I went to the Group page to get out - no more spam from them and I free up one ...

When Do You Update Your LinkedIn Profile?

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

I read a post on TechCrunch titled MySpace Lost Faith For All Things Mobile; Former VP John Faith Gone. (clever title Robin!) Check out this line, in the first paragraph: His resignation hasn’t been announced yet (nor has his LinkedIn profile been updated), but we’ve confirmed hallway rumors that... Wow... journalists are checking out ...