Archive for September, 2013

And then LinkedIn got sued… privacy, hacking, trust issues.

Friday, September 27th, 2013

I'm sure that LinkedIn has been sued before.  You can't get that big, with that big of a reach, and not have lawsuits.  After all, isn't it the American Dream... either win the lottery or win a lawsuit? Well, this lawsuit (here's a special website for the lawsuit is kind of ...

Another Great Packed LinkedIn Presentation

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

This is from my friend Chip Hartman, in the NYC area: Get Traction for your Executive Job Search with LinkedIn from MeridiaSystems.com, LLC, Signature21 Professional Branding Services

Great Ideas for Your LinkedIn Profile Professional Headline

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Check out this great post on Brazen Careerist titled 4 Headline Hacks to Create an Irresistible LinkedIn Profile. Michelle Evans gives a number of examples in four categories, or types of headlines: Expert status claim your niche Direct to customer Creative cat The examples are awesome.  Read them here. If you want to see excellent feedback ...

Brilliant LinkedIn Presentation

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

This is awesome.  Not sure if it is 100% accurate or current, but WOW. You can smoke through this in about 20 minutes, but you could easily spend 2+ hours on this. A faberNovel Study: LinkedIn, the Serious Network. from faberNovel      

Why is it so hard to add a new Contact?

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

I was doing work with someone recently and asked for a link to her Profile.  I didn't find it on a search, possibly because she is a third degree contact. She sent me her link and I went there... of course I can't see hardly anything (like last name, or anything ...

Endorsements Email Notification Needs Details

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

You already know I think Endorsements are completely useless and a waste of effort.  It is a way to get LinkedIn users to go back to the site so the marketers can say "we increased usage drastically - people are coming back in!" Well, anyway... aside from being utterly useless, there ...

Recruiter.com vs. LinkedIn.com: GAME ON

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

I read that recruiter.com is positioning itself (intentionally or not) to compete head-to-head with LinkedIn. If recruiter.com can get enough funding to really do this right, and get momentum, this can be really, really good for LinkedIn users. Check it out here.

LinkedIn Spammers: Spam you, then leave your network??

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

I got a couple of spam messages last week and went to remove the connections.  But when I went there, it didn't show these people as 1st degree contacts. Here's the message I got, from two people who are both "Consultant ant Self Employed" and with stock images for their profile ...