Archive for January, 2014

Finally, the SILVER BULLET in LinkedIn

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

For many years I've said there is no silver bullet... not in job search, not on LinkedIn... it just doesn't exist. But I've finally found the silver bullet in a post from Job Jenny: How to strike gold with 2nd degree LinkedIn connections. The bottom line is this: Search for an ideal prospect, See ...

A great redesign in an email from LinkedIn

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

I get down on LinkedIn regularly, but here's something they did really well.  I'm not changing my position on skills and endorsements, I still think they are beyond ridiculous.  This post is about the email they send you when someone has endorsed you. I don't have an old screenshot of what ...

LinkedIn Contacts & LinkedIn CRM & The Lawsuit

Monday, January 27th, 2014

John Sumser is an HR consultant that you'll meet at any HR conference worth going to.  He is usually a speaker, and I've been following his newsletters for years. In his blog post, The LinkedIn Lawsuit, he talks about the lawsuit I blogged about recently.  At the very end of his post ...

LinkedIn Volunteer Marketplace: winner?

Friday, January 24th, 2014

LinkedIn recently introduced a "volunteer marketplace" for unpaid non-profit work.  What do you think? I think it is a cool idea, and will help people understand what needs there are, and where they can serve (and fill in gaps on their resume). The comments on this TechCrunch post are not very forgiving, ...

How to remove a Managers Choice discussion in a LinkedIn Group

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

This is for Group owners and managers.  It is not intuitive (see frustrated managers asking here).  It has changed over time, and there are a lot of people asking how to remove a discussion from the Manager's Choice "Carousel."  Here's the easiest way I've found to do remove a manager's ...

How to find people on the internet (free people search tool)

Monday, January 13th, 2014

As I was researching for a post last week about doing x-ray searches on LinkedIn, I came across a cool tool.  First, check out my post on x-ray searches and try it out.  It's pretty easy: Do deeper and “x-ray” searches on Google to find “unadvertised” jobs Now, check out this ...

I’m on LinkedIn – Now What??? 4th edition coming soon!

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Today I finished the update of the book to the 4th edition.  I hope my publisher can push it through the production process quickly so you can get the updated ebook or print book soon! Now, on to the DVD redo!