Archive for October, 2011

Job Search: Invite someone to connect on LinkedIn?

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Check out this (slightly edited) email I got from a buddy: I am looking for a job and want to leverage LinkedIn? If I find someone that works at a company that I would want to work for but I don't know them, should I invite connect with them? Assuming so ...

LinkedIn Spammer: How to get rid of a bad LinkedIn Contact

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

I got a message from a first degree contact (I accept all invites, since I speak a lot and can't know or sit down with everyone who invites me) that said this: Thats Nice hearing back from you Bruce well My name is Angela you knw that Lol , Am single ...

LinkedIn Summary vs. Short Attention Spans

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Brenda Bernstein, a resume writer recently asked me this: Curious to know more about your 2,000 character summary recommendation in the age of short attention spans. That's a great question. She's referring to my strong recommendation to use as many of the 2,000 characters in the LinkedIn Summary that you can. Also, I talk ...

LinkedIn News: Status Updates for Companies

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Seems like a logical progression on the path they've been on for the last year+. What do you think about it? Reference Link: LinkedIn Launches Company Status Updates [How to Get Started]

First LinkedIn book updated

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Steve Tylock wrote the very first book on LinkedIn.  It's called the LinkedIn Personal Trainer. He finally updated it... you can learn more about it here. Steve's day job is not training on LinkedIn, or writing... I think it's pretty cool he got his book out. For the record, mine was the second ...

LinkedIn’s Job Search Package: “should I upgrade?”

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Here's an important post to read about LinkedIn's job seeker upgrade option (I get asked about this pretty much every time I present): How LinkedIn's Job Seeker Package May Actually HURT Your Chances of Getting a Job What do you think about it?

What social networks will be around in 10 years?

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Check out this quote, from a TechCrunch article: “I don’t think you can take for granted that any social network is going to be here 10 years from now.” Who said that? Read the short TechCrunch article here. A guy who had a very successful site in 2002, that was made irrelevent by ...