Archive for August, 2013

How to remove contacts on LinkedIn

Friday, August 30th, 2013

I'm doing my regular maintenance and cleaning up my network a bit... the horribly tedious way of removing connections has... disappeared.  It took some hunting around (spent way too much time on LinkedIn trying to find it on my own), but finally found a really good solution. Actually, this is an ...

Cool icon for cloud professionals: ☁

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

I was looking at some Profiles on LinkedIn and found a cloud professional (it's a software thing that is taking over the world)... isn't this cool?  I wonder what other icons professionals could use.  Here are two:      

HELLO 14 YEAR OLDS!

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Wow.  LinkedIn surprised me on this one.  They opened up the signups to ages 14 and up. What do you think? Here is what techie/nerds think about it (read the comments): http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/08/20/2055200/linkedin-now-targeting-universities-14-year-olds? The commentors on this Forbes post are much kinder :) Slate sets the tone of their article with the word "terrifying": The Latest ...

New Feature: LinkedIn University Pages

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

LinkedIn introduced "University Pages," which I think is a smart move for them, strategically. I'm not sure how much real value it will bring to users but I think this might put LinkedIn more on the strategic map for school administrators, and have them push LinkedIn down their ranks, which would ...

LinkedIn Endorsements: Kickback from recruiters

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Yeah, but, recruiters are going to use endorsements and skills as a way to do searches, right? Read the comments on this post: LinkedIn Endorsements: What You Can and Can't Manage From Jerry Albright: "Linkedin endorsements are an absolute joke." From Glenn Gutmacher: "The common feeling that Skill endorsements are largely meaningless may ...

What do I really think about LinkedIn?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Recently I spent about 30 minutes on the phone with Ask the Headhunter Nick Corcodilos, talking about LinkedIn.  He is blunt and wants the bottom line... we had a great conversation.  Here is his writeup from our call, on CMO.com: LinkedIns And Outs For Reaping The Network's Rewards