Archive for August, 2012

LinkedIn Group Management: Moderating People

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

I am on a handful of Groups where my Discussion comments are moderated. In general, I think it is ridiculous. I want to see my comments fast, and I want to have the conversation build fast.  If you have a bottleneck in comments getting posted (at the whim of the mood of ...

Brilliant, Finally: First Degree Contact Information

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Okay, I'm not a fan of the new Profile design, BUT this part is cool. I just went to a First Degree contact and clicked on Contact Info, thinking I was only going to get their websites (which is the only thing I've seen so far, until today)... and check ...

Sorry Marie-Claude, LinkedIn Won’t Let Me Communicate With You

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

I got a message through LinkedIn from Marie-Claude on LinkedIn. I replied back to the email, which didn't work. One of my biggest online pet-peeves is when I HAVE TO log into the system to respond.  I hate that.  It is very disrespectful to users. Okay, fine. I click on the Reply button ...

LinkedIn Profile Change Increases Importance of LinkedIn Summary

Monday, August 27th, 2012

I was reading Sandy Jones-Kaminski's blog post: The New LinkedIn Profile: Why Your Summary Matters More Than Ever Sandy is a networking nut.  She wrote a book in my series titled I'm at a Networking Event--Now What??? (you can get the ebook version from here) She makes a very good point.  Since ...

LinkedIn Profile Changes: Change is Hard, Isn’t It?

Friday, August 24th, 2012

I have seen some links about the new Profile changes... here's one from the LA Times... which references a post from Donna Serdula. Frankly, I don't like what I see. Sorry LinkedIn. Here's one of my major beefs... in the last week, as I've been prospecting people, I have to click on the ...

LinkedIn Advanced People Search Going Away??? I hope not!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

I just got an email from a professional resume writer and LinkedIn expert who asked if the Advanced People Search is going away - she can't see it anymore... I hope not, but nothing LinkedIn does to their design/features surprises me anymore. I tested it and I can still get there (click ...

LinkedIn = Identity Theft? Crazy Comment at Seminar

Monday, August 13th, 2012

I don't want to write this post, but it has to be written.  It's pretty scary. Last week I was at a seminar put on by a headhunter.  It was a pretty good learning experience. At one point someone in the audience said he was in the security industry (not sure what ...

LinkedIn: 174,000,000 Signups

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

From a TechCrunch post reporting on earnings (I think): The company’s growth numbers seem to back that up. LinkedIn added 13 million new members in the past quarter, bringing the total to 174 million members. It’s also seeing an average of 106 million unique visitors each month. So, officially 174 "members." I think ...

LinkedIn’s Limitations and Challenges (from a recruiter)

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Check out this list of problems LinkedIn has... posted on Recruiting Blogs: LinkedIn: a List of Challenges. The first (and right now the only) comment, by Jennifer, suggests that some of the challenges are really user issues.  I agree with that, although it's no secret that plenty of people have issues ...

Why I Don’t Have My LinkedIn Profile on my Email Signature (or business card, etc.)

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

I thought I had blogged about this before, but I got an email from someone and I couldn't find a blog post to point them to. John West Hadley, a Career Search Counselor based in the NYC/NJ area, asks: You made mention recently of not including a LinkedIn link in your ...