Archive for June, 2014

How “People You May Know” Works (LinkedIn’s people recommendations)

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

I'm not sure if this is how it works, but it's the best idea I've seen: How Linkedin’s 'people we may know' feature is so accurate Apparently the key is to always log out of LinkedIn... otherwise, they'll be able to mine your internet activity and make very interesting suggestions. Hat tip ...

LinkedIn & Trust

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Can you trust LinkedIn? Read this post from Mr. LinkedIn: This Is Why LinkedIn Should Never ‘Retire’ A Feature I totally agree with Mark.  How can we continue to use a system if they keep removing features?  Especially if the features are something I build (by adding my content, like a CRM ...

Adding a new Job to your Profile, Finally LinkedIn Doesn’t Hijack your Headline!

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

In a fix that has bugged me for years, LinkedIn has finally done something awesome for users! I recently added a new position to my Profile, for my video game class, and when adding, saw this: This is super cool.  Before this option, LinkedIn would basically overwrite anything you had in your ...

Upload your resume to your LinkedIn Profile

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Yesterday I addressed downloading your Profile as a backup, or a "resume."  Today I address uploading your resume. I like the idea of having a resume with all the HR-speak and lingo that they want... the really boring, dry, non-human stuff, as a complement to the more personable tone that a ...

Download your LinkedIn Profile as a “resume”?

Monday, June 9th, 2014

I was recently asked if you can still download your LinkedIn Profile as a "resume."  You have always been able to do this - just go to your Profile page (view, not edit), and click the drop down, and you'll see this option: I wouldn't really consider this a resume, although ...

LinkedIn Aggregating Jobs (like Indeed)

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Good thing Indeed got aqcuired before LinkedIn announced they were getting into this space :p LinkedIn Says It Will Start Aggregating U.S. Job Listings

Interesting LinkedIn Updates and Changes

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Hanna Morgan wrote a great post about recent changes on LinkedIn.  I agree with her about "the only reason it would be worth upgrading for this" comment at the end. Check out her post - I don't do what she does (changes the view each time she logs in - it ...

LinkedIn API

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

I am still asked when JibberJobber will interface tighter with LinkedIn.  This is an important question for any website that wants to interface with LinkedIn... unfortunately, it doesn't look good, for anyone. In the early days, LinkedIn created "Apps," and many a company hoped they would be allowed to create their ...

Top 10 LinkedIn Facts (?)

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

This is from Jeff Bullas' blog (The Top 10 LinkedIn Facts and Figures in 2014 You Need To Know). I'm not buying all of these stats, but this collection of data is quite interesting. If you are a LinkedIn or social network nerd, you'll dig right in. If you are a ...

LinkedIn Popularity Ranking – bleh

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Another feature that will only mislead people, inflating egos or validating how uncool you really are. Here's the Fast Company article: LINKEDIN WILL NOW RANK YOUR PROFILE BASED ON POPULARITY There are a few obvious problems with this ranking.  Certain people are going to be more popular because of who they ...