Archive for February, 2011

How Important is your LinkedIn Profile?

Friday, February 25th, 2011

This week my friend from Paris emailed a list of colleagues asking for recommendations for service providers for her clients. Bernadette Martin got a number of recommendations and went to check out their LinkedIn Profiles. So far, so good, right? Nope.  Here's her response to the Group (slightly edited): Thanks for this. The ...

Delete Your LinkedIn Account? Maybe…

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

John O'Connor runs a small outplacement firm (small compared to the multi-billion dollar competition) in North Carolina and has recently been blogging a lot about social stuff in a job search. Here's a post I just found which is actually pretty profound: Delete Your LinkedIn Account. I kind of agree, almost. I think ...

Shocking? "Most of LinkedIn Users Don't Use the Site."

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

I got an email from a forum I'm on linking to this blog post from Design Taxi: Report: Most of LinkedIn's Users Don't Use the Site. What do you think? Are you surprised? I'm not. Almost two years ago I wrote a blog post titled Fake Metrics, where I talk about the difference between ...

How to Leave a LinkedIn Group (updated)

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Less than a year ago I wrote How (and Why) to Leave a LinkedIn Group. The steps to leave a LinkedIn Group have changed... here's how you leave a LinkedIn Group (as of right now): Click on Groups and then go to the Group page (you can get there various ways, this ...

Optimizing Slideshare On Your LinkedIn Profile

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Up until this week I've had four Powerpoint presenations on my LinkedIn Profile, via the Slideshare Application. NOTE: all of the links below take you to a LinkedIn Profile. To see what I'm talking about you have to click the button that says "View Full Profile." I've always felt four was too ...

Why I Deleted My LinkedIn Profile Picture

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

I had to delete my LinkedIn Profile picture for two reasons: The one I had really brought out my balding head, since I cropped it right where the balding started, and it seemed I was trying to hide something.  I had various people tell me that :p LinkedIn introduced a new "feature" ...

Can Facebook EAT LinkedIn's Business?

Monday, February 14th, 2011

You may have heard debates about what is better, Facebook or LinkedIn or ____. I don't get too involved in those talks for various reasons.  Even though LinkedIn has 1/6th (more or less) the number of signups that Facebook has, it is still a strong, contender for what it does. Can Facebook, ...