Archive for April, 2013

LinkedIn Success Story from Dave Mendoza

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

LinkedIn is obviously a great tool for professionals in transition.  Here's the terrific story of Eric Pettit. He went from thinking he knew what he was doing in a job search (using job boards) to getting mentoring and having real, amazing results using LinkedIn. Linkedin As Dream Job Catalyst: Eric Pettit’s ...

LinkedIn Contacts vs. LinkedIn Policy: Now This Issue Can’t Be Ignored

Friday, April 26th, 2013

LinkedIn Contacts is one of the coolest things LinkedIn has released.  They should have done it years ago.  They really should have just acquired JibberJobber years ago, but oh well :) LinkedIn Contacts is the closest thing to CRM that LinkedIn has released.  It comes from some strategic acquisitions, one directly ...

LinkedIn Current Title When you are… Unemployed?

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

I got this question from Nathan Adams, a professional resume writer and owner of First Impressions Resume Center.  Nathan asked other resume writers (and then emailed me this question): Can someone provide advice on how our clients should portray their experience on LinkedIn once they have left their most recent employer? ...

LinkedIn Success Story: Lewis Howes

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

I knew Lewis Howes before he became a success... :) He's awesome.  Here's a little about him: How LinkedIn Transformed my Shattered Dream Into a 7-Figure Lifestyle Business The key is at the bottom.  I think his success is a lot less about LinkedIn (his expertise) and a lot more about this: I ...

What can you put in your name field on LinkedIn?

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Over the years there has been talk about the Name field... in the early days people would put email addresses and phone numbers, and that was against the policy.  Apparently this was because you could put in contact info and go around using LinkedIn to communicate (or, to pay for ...

What is your LinkedIn Connection Policy?

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

I have a simple connection policy.  Because I have such a public presence (with my articles, speaking, books, JibberJobber, etc.) I pretty much accept everyone who invites me to connect. I know LinkedIn says to only accept invitations from people you know and trust, but I think that concept is fundamentally ...

Getting People From Your Profile To An Opt-In Newsletter?

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Check out this blog post from Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound. I met Joan a number of years ago and did a few webinars with her.  Her advice is really good and her newsletter has a lot of good stuff... I finally met her in person last year at a conference ...

Top Five LinkedIn Blunders

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

I hate to sound like a negative Nelly, but this stuff is no secret.  Here are what I consider the top five blunders from LinkedIn: Moving free features to premium, and hiding information from Profiles unless you upgrade. There's no one buying taco trucks about these moves to announce the changes ...