Archive for November, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! Two Blog Posts of Interest.

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Did you know I write almost every day on my JibberJobber blog?  For the most part I have separated those posts from this blog because those are posts about career management and job search, and early on people here told me to keep this focused on LinkedIn (for businesses, marketing, ...

LinkedIn Pet Peeve: DO NOT DO A COMPANY PAGE

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Another pet peeve. I hear so-called experts get really excited about creating a Company Profile on LinkedIn. This is a not a strategy for everyone. Why? Think about it... what's the purpose of the Company? The advocates are suggesting that people will come to your Company page, learn about your company, and then buy ...

LinkedIn Pet Peeve: DO NOT SHOOT FOR 100%

Monday, November 14th, 2011

I continually here LinkedIn people saying you need to shoot for 100% completion on your Profile. I regularly hear this from trainers that work at LinkedIn.  I also hear it from non-LinkedIn employees. I'm sorry but I don't agree. Why? I think you need to focus on the quality of your Profile. I've seen plenty ...

Want to Join a LinkedIn Group? Get more than ONE CONNECTION!

Friday, November 11th, 2011

As a LinkedIn Group Administrator I have the power to accept or decline access to my Group. LinkedIn flags certain profiles as a help... here's a snapshot of three that are flagged: I rarely take time to check those Profiles out.  I just uncheck the box on the left (which I already ...

Social Posting – where to post what you are doing

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

This is GREAT! Click on the image to see full-size... This is really, really funny.  But in my experience, so true! I first looked at it from the top down, but let's look at it from the bottom up: Google+ ... "Do you want anyone to actually see it?"  If NO, use Google+ ...

Crap: Don’t Send to 200+ People (LinkedIn Answers)

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

I consider this a bug... I found it a few years back and have always been wary of trying it again... today I tried it, and it failed on me again :( How did this happen? When you ask a question on LinkedIn Answers you can choose to send (email) the question ...

Reid Hoffman: LinkedIn Founder – learn about the man behind the system

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Spend 15 minutes and read this 3-page article about Reid Hoffman.  It's the best read that I've seen on the founder of LinkedIn, his history, etc. If you are interested in the WHY of LinkedIn, you need to learn about the man who was behind it. A King of Connections is Tech's ...

LinkedIn Coaching in South Africa

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Check this out... an invitation I got today: I would say this is a MAJOR win for LinkedIn... not only are people in (South) Africa signing on, and using it, but they are needing help, and Bruce seems to be the guy to help. His  LinkedIn profile looks great. His website looks great. His ...