Archive for September, 2010

goodbye LinkedIn Help

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

I used to own LinkedIn Help dot com... but LinkedIn took it away (and let it die). Here's the last bit of this history, as I let LinkedIn help dot net go: It was fun while it lasted ... :)

Trimming LinkedIn Connections: Deadwood Edition

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Tom Kenny asks in a comment on Friday's post: "...I’d love to hear your thoughts on the back end (disconnecting) of networking. Because I wondering how there could be any value to dead wood LinkedIn connections…" Good question. I've blogged in various places about frequently disconnecting from "friends" on Facebook... I have a ...

Know. Like. Trust. Bull.

Friday, September 17th, 2010

You've heard it... you are only supposed to connect to people who you know, like and trust (or something like that). Here's what LinkedIn says, in one place, about who you should connect with: Somewhere they used to say that you know and trust, or maybe that's an urban legend. I'm too ...

LinkedIn Summary: Is Short Okay?

Monday, September 13th, 2010

I have always said to use as many of the 2,000 characters as possible in your LinkedIn Summary, but I just found an example of a very short Summary that I really liked... check out personal branding expert William Arruda's Summary: That's it... SHORT! He is essentially saying "here's better information on ...

LinkedIn Summary: Something Different

Friday, September 10th, 2010

I wanted to showcase a summary I just came across that I really like. It is ... different.  Very different.  But I like it :) Tia Dobi (@TiaDobi)is a professional writer... check out her summary  : I love how this is a letter she is writing to her target audience. All Summaries should be ...

Who Owns Your LinkedIn Profile?

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Just read an article on RecruitingBlogs by Hung Lee titled Who Owns Your LinkedIn Profile?  What EVERYONE Needs To Know. By the ominous title I'd suggest that you already know the answer... YOU DON'T. Well, let's clarify that a bit.  Lee's article is all about the ownership outside of LinkedIn's Terms of ...

LinkedIn: Job Titles, Company Culture and Fun

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

I was doing research on one of my target companies (Vimeo) so I went to LinkedIn and did this search: Midway down the second page of results something jumped out at me... either a misspelling or something fun: Cute... then I noticed another one: That is freaking awesome (my background is software development ...

Worst reason to connect on LinkedIn?

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

I get this regularly.  I think this is poor logic and irresponsible connecting. Just because we share a group means we should connect? Please... please give me a better reason.  Tell me how you found my Profile (same group - that's okay) and then tell me WHY it makes sense to connect. I'd ...