Archive for May, 2011

COOL: People Search Trick on LinkedIn

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Check this out... On JibberJobber we did this little trick where you can filter down on your network contacts doing a search like this: lastname:alba I have been used to doing this for the last year, and when I was on LinkedIn I wasn't thinking, and automatically did a search like this: company:microsoft Guess what? ...

New LinkedIn Spam – Pattern

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Yesterday I posted about some spam I am getting - four by mid-afternoon yesterday - ugh! Here's something I noticed... since I have a somewhat zero-tolerance policy on slimeball spammers, I go in and look for the connection to "remove"... One was from Alex V. Lambert (my apologies to anyone named ...

More LinkedIn Spam

Monday, May 16th, 2011

I'm getting more LinkedIn spam through direct messages. It's dissappointing because it hasn't been very common. Here's how this spammer started - it looks like they have a program to extract my title and other general information from my Profile, and marry it to a template message (the rest is as ...

Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn by Guy Kawasaki: Updated for 2011

Friday, May 6th, 2011

One of the most famous references on how to use LinkedIn is Guy Kawasaki's Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn.  I still see people point to this post, today, more than four years later (LinkedIn was almost 4 years old when it was written). I wanted to revisit Guy's post and speak ...

LinkedIn Professional Headline Overwritten with Job Title

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

If you change your current title in LinkedIn, double check to see if it is now your Professional Headline. I recrafted my Professional Headline and then add a new current title, and it overwrote my Professional Headline. :( A few weeks later it happened again, on another account. I'd mark this up to ...

LinkedIn Profile, Professional Headline, Title & Branding

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Yesterday I announced I brought on my dad to the JibberJobber team, and WE'RE EXCITED!  I'm super excited to have his help, and he's excited to have a change in his career.  You can read about it here. Today we spent some time on his LinkedIn Profile.  For various reasons (good ...