Archive for December, 2012

New LinkedIn Profile: Now That’s A Shame :(

Friday, December 21st, 2012

In the last round of Profile Critiques that I do ($99 each, or included in the Jan 17th webinar on the new Profile), I've been recommending you move the Activities down and the Background (or Summary) up. Well, I just got my Profile so I hadn't had a chance to see ...

Navigating the New LinkedIn Profile: Webinar

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

I am doing a webinar at 9am on January 17th to help you understand the new LinkedIn Webinar. There are two huge changes that affect everyone: First, the layout. The put the Activities (which is new) way up high... and bumped down your Summary... I don't like this.  There are a bunch ...

LinkedIn: Like vs Share vs Comment

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

I want you to be my evangelist. And, you should want others to be your evangelist.  If you don't agree, we have a problem :) Anyway, let me explain the difference between Like, Share and Comments on statuses.  This might impact how you ask others to share your stuff. Check out this status ...

LinkedIn Profile Weirdness

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

You know what I've hated over the years? When someone gives me a LinkedIn Profile and... well, one of two problems might happen: 1. Sometimes (about 1/2 the time?) it would go to a page or Profile not found page.  How frustrating it is to type in www.linkedin.com / in (which means ...

LinkedIn Profile Special Characters

Monday, December 17th, 2012

I think I blogged about special characters a few years ago.  These are those funky things that look like fancy bullet points. Well, instead of blogging about it again and having to remember what to search for in a few years I simply put some on my Profile.  Go to my ...

New LinkedIn Profile – Not For Me (yet)

Friday, December 14th, 2012

I still don't have the LinkedIn Profile. (UPDATE 12/19 I woke up to the new Profile... yeah :)  Now, time to play with it!) This takes me back to elementary school when I was always the last one picked :( I've seen the new one, and critiqued Profiles for people who have ...

Dec 11: The Day The Apps Went Away (and LinkedIn Profiles became Relevant!!)

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

I am getting a bunch of emails today (and yesterday) about the notification that LinkedIn Apps are going away.  This is kind of interesting.  Here's the official page from LinkedIn that says they are going away.  Make sure you click the app name on that page for an explanation of ...

I need to decline or block (and report for spam) LinkedIn invitations!

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Almost three months ago I wrote this post: LinkedIn Invitations: I need an easier way to IGNORE (or flag) With more spammers getting on LinkedIn, I really would like the ability to easily not accept (even Ignore, or better yet Block and report as Spam). The first place I would love to ...

LinkedIn etiquette question

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Here's a question I recently got from a reader.  His question is in bold, my response is not. >> Is it appropriate to make connections with 2nd degree people on the lists of your connections as long as you have a group in common or they have a contact email address ...

LinkedIn Maintenance Part II: Backup your CONTACTS #PSA

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Friday I showed you how to backup your LinkedIn Profile, which is something you might want to do once a year. Here's something you might want to do as regularly as once a month: backup your first degree Contacts.  Maybe once a month is too often... but do this at least ...