Archive for September, 2012

LinkedIn Endorsements

Friday, September 28th, 2012

A few days ago LinkedIn announced what they are calling LinkedIn Endorsements. Immediately I got emails asking what I thought.  People are confused.  So confused that on some email lists I'm on with career professionals some people (who definitely know their way around LinkedIn) thought it was a big scam from ...

LinkedIn Invitations: I need an easier way to IGNORE (or flag)

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Check out this Profile, which looks fake to me: When I get the email from LinkedIn, I can "accept the invitation." If I want to check out the person's page, I can "Accept invitation." But what if I don't want to? I would LOVE a link to IGNORE from the email AND from the ...

LinkedIn Answers: My Wishlist

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

I have been asking a few questions on LinkedIn Answers recently.  Here are three things on my wishlist that would make this a better tool for me. Note that I mostly want to manage this from my email inbox, not from the LinkedIn Answers page. 1. EASY View Profile: I would ...

LinkedIn on Forbes: awesome article

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Check out this really interesting article on Forbes: LinkedIn is Disrupting the Corporate Recruiting Market While it reads somewhat biased, the information is really interesting regarding LinkedIn's growth, finances (almost $1B in revenues this year? Companies are moving a lot of money away from you-know-who and putting it into LinkedIn), and ...

Advanced LinkedIn Searching with Google (!!)

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Tuesday I blogged about Irina Shamaeva's post about how to see a full Profile of a 3rd degree contact. In that post she links to an example search.  This search is actually on GOOGLE, not on LinkedIn.  I want to break it down and explain what she's doing.  This is useful ...

Another Way to See Full Names on LinkedIn: Recommendations

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The last three posts have been about getting around the LinkedIn Premium upgrade to see stuff (like a person's last name). Here's another one, and one of my favorites. Today I got an invitation to connect from someone who is a second degree contact.  For some reason I only see the initial ...

Another clever recruiter trick by Irina Shamaeva

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Irina Shamaeva is a recruiter, and a blogger on recruitingblogs.com.  I really appreciate her posts. Here's one that makes a ton of sense: LinkedIn 3rd Level Connection Profile Visibility Her caveat: "This is as of this morning and anything can change at any time, of course." The problem: I can't see someone's ...

Getting Around Premium Features on LinkedIn

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Here's a post by a recruiter on how to get around an annoying "you should upgrade! Yahoo!!!" It is about how to see last names of people you find in a search. Isn't that so annoying?? It's annoying recruiters, also! And here is Irina's work-around. Last Names on LinkedIn There are a lot of brick ...

Reid Hoffman: LinkedIn got BETTER when Twitter went away

Monday, September 10th, 2012

When I blogged about this a while back someone said that it was awesome that there wasn't anymore Twitter noise on LinkedIn. I thought it was a bad strategic move by Twitter.  Here's a little more to the story: Reid Hoffman: LinkedIn Got Better When Twitter Shut Us Off, Move Was ...

I’m embarrassed to put this LinkedIn Picture on this blog :s

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

I have had this up for a few days. One thought is that if I put this up, I'm sure to have the mafia sent to my house to off me. Another thought is that it is disrespectful to the person who put it up. Alas, here it is... this image makes me ...