Archive for May, 2010

How to Share Your LinkedIn Profile

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Here's a simple question that a lot of people mess up.  Many times I'll get an email that says "will you check out my LinkedIn Profile, here's the link: http://www.linkedin.com/myprofile?trk=hb_tab_pro" Actually, that IS NOT the link to YOUR LinkedIn Profile... what they did was they went to their LinkedIn Profile and ...

LinkedIn Policy Brings Business To A Halt

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

There's something I haven't quite put my finger on with LinkedIn messages, but it is really messing me up. I got a message from a contact through LinkedIn (a la InMail) and the ONLY way I can respond is through the LinkedIn messaging system. I'd REALLY like to just hit reply in ...

LinkedIn DVD Update

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

I just learned I'll be shipping the preorders for LinkedIn for Job Seekers, Second Edition, this week. I should have the DVDs tomorrow or Thursday. I've already put mailing labels on about 70 envelopes (thanks for the preorders!) and need to print out a document to include with each order. Here's ...

How To Use LinkedIn To Market A Book

Monday, May 10th, 2010

I'm working on my third book, titled Eight Lunches.  It's a cool idea and I'm actually looking at people to review the latest draft (more info and an excerpt here). While I'm asking for people to review the draft and provide feedback that can help the book be more solid, I'm ...

Is LinkedIn More Than A Job Board?

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Here's a question I got from someone asking about the value of Monster in a job search: (1) With LinkedIn's new Company Follow feature, LI Recruiter/Premium Membership, LI Corporate Accounts and (2) of course the fact that most of its revenue comes from ads and job postings, (3) how is LinkedIn ...

LinkedIn Company Trivia

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Monday (saturday) I wrote about following companies on LinkedIn.  Here's a fun sidenote... TechCrunch has company profiles... here's what they are reporting about LinkedIn: Founded: May 1, 2003 (I remember they celebrate Cinco De Mayo (May 5th) as their anniversary... I'm not sure what the discrepency is. Funding: $103M - they got ...

LinkedIn: Happy Anniversary!

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Cinco de Mayo is the big celebration day at the LinkedIn offices - I would love to celebrate it at their offices with them. Here are some past blog posts from the LinkedIn blog about their yearly anniversary - some fun info pops up in these posts: May 4, 2007: Moving Trucks ...

Chris Brogan Quits LinkedIn?

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

If you don't know who Chris Brogan is, check out the blog here. He's one of the major thought leaders people turn to for a number of things, mostly social marketing and online communication/relationships. Somehow I missed his blog post titled Points of Contact, which he starts out with this line: "I’m ...

LinkedIn: You Can Follow Companies

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

I have been at a conference most of the week and am sitting in the New Orleans airport (it's Saturday morning).... I heard about the new "follow company" feature on LinkedIn... you can read more details about it on this TechCrunch post. I haven't poked around but on the surface this ...