Archive for December, 2010

LinkedIn Profile – Where do you put the email address?

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Not too long ago I did a LinkedIn Profile critique for someone and one of the comments was "you should know better - we're not allowed to put our contact info (email addy) anywhere in the profile!" It was a lame handslap... Anyway, this is fairly-well-debated by users.  Should LinkedIn keep us ...

Boolean Black Belt & LinkedIn

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

I recently found a LinkedIn blog that is ... well, nothing short of amazing. The Boolean Black Belt blog, by Glen Cathey, is so awesome I really don't know what to say about it. Here's Glen's short bio, on Twitter: Glen is one of those heavy thinkers.  His blog posts are typically ...

LinkedIn Groups now Public. What Does That Mean??

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

LinkedIn recently announced they are giving Group owners the ability to make a LinkedIn Group public... and some people are getting really excited about it. But what does that mean to you? In a nutshell, if a LinkedIn Group switches from Private, where no one can access the Group unless they (a) ...

LinkedIn Introduction Request: Right and Wrong Way

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

There are a thousand ways to do it right and a thousand ways to do it wrong.  I wanted to share some thoughts from one I got this morning.  This comes from Carol to one of my second degree contacts: My question there is.... what next?  If I'm Dan, what do ...

LinkedIn Profile Review and Critique: Ram Bhagat

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Last week in Maryland I met a brilliant materials engineer who was very open to a LinkedIn Profile critique. He gave me permission to do the critique here, even though it might get a little raw. Want a LinkedIn Profile Critique like this? Let me know.  It is currently priced at ...

LinkedIn Password, Scam Warning, Phishing, Gawker Messup

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Weird title, I know.  I didn't know how to appropriately wrap this one up. Yesterday, right before I had a very important webinar on LinkedIn, I found my LinkedIn account was inaccessible. I had to use Plan C, which is never fun. I was prompted to do a "forgot password," but I was ...

LinkedIn Free Level Losing Steam as LinkedIn Jumps The Shark

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Have you heard of the phrase "jumped the shark?" It refers to a Happy Days episode when The Fonz (aka, Fonzie) was water skiing and he jumped over a shark. From wikipedia (read that page for more info and a picture of the Fonz skiing :p): These changes were often the result of ...

LinkedIn Open Networker (LION)

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

David asks: What is your opinion about the efficacy of being an open networker (LION)?  Is there a downside? Good question.  In "fairness" to the guy who says he came up with "LION," let me distinguish between those who call themselves LIONs with no regard for him coming up with it, or ...