Archive for February, 2013

LinkedIn Proactive Strategies Webinar

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

If you haven't heard yet, I'm doing a webinar on Friday morning (9am MST) on how to create and execute a proactive strategy on LinkedIn.  More details and signup button here. From that page: In this webinar you will learn: Where to find people on LinkedIn.  There are many more places than the ...

LinkedIn Search Must Read – Stacey Zapar

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Stacey Zapar is awesome. I met her last year in San Diego and have seen her writings online.   I think she is the most connected woman on LinkedIn. Check out this post she wrote: 7 Things You Need to Know About LinkedIn Search.  This is a meaty post. I would ...

What to RECRUITERS think of Endorsements and the top 1% viewed thingy?

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Ryan Leary wrote a short post on Recruiting Blogs to see what recruiters think about the top 1% email thingy that has been flying around. LinkedIn makes everyone feel great with the 1% email....You've been made... The fun starts in the comments... the recruiters are taking jabs not only at this ...

Facebook Graph Search vs. LinkedIn’s Closed Search

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

I hated seeing the search results get locked down in LinkedIn.  I can hardly see anything on 3rd degree Contacts.  There are ways to "get around it," other than upgrade, but check out this Facebook post from my friend Janet Thaeler: Graph search is a LinkedIn premium account killer. I was ...

LinkedIn Introductions Needs a Rework

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Sorry for the whiny rants lately. Recently someone asked me to forward an introduction to someone.  When I clicked on the link from my email, I went to a page that was hard to understand.  I can't remember if I needed to click on stuff to see the next step or ...

LinkedIn Needs to Read Timothy Ferriss’s book on outsourcing

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Recently I've been engaged in discussion with a number of virtual assistants and resume writers who are concerned about people getting disciplined from LinkedIn because they are logging into their client's account, with permission, to do stuff for them. Resume writers will login for their client and then make changes to ...

Are you in the top 1% of cool LinkedIn people?

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

People have been getting emails from LinkedIn congratulating them for being in the top x percent of Profiles viewed. The reaction I've seen ranges from "so what - that's not worth anything" to "this is a failure on LinkedIn's part" to some people feeling flattered that they are in a high ...

LinkedIn Answers Goes Away: Where’s The History (Why you shouldn’t use LinkedIn’s messaging system)

Friday, February 8th, 2013

I hate messaging people through LinkedIn.  If I can hit reply from my EMAIL inbox and get their email address I do that.  Otherwise I begrudgingly go to the LinkedIn messaging system and respond there.  Many times I will copy the dialog into a log entry in JibberJobber (because I'm ...

I’m not surprised: LinkedIn works, Twitter useless

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Check out this article from the WSJ: Small Firms Say LinkedIn Works, Twitter Doesn't From the article: Six out of 10 small-business owners say they believe social-media tools are valuable to their company's growth—but most aren't impressed by Twitter Inc. I've seen a lot of evolution over the last 6.5 years.  Twitter was ...