Archive for September, 2014

Best LinkedIn Job Title When Unemployed

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Check out this post on Job-Hunt from Laura Smith-Proulx: The Best LinkedIn Job Title When You Are Unemployed The whole article is great - I want to focus on #1 and #2. Most of the time I see the job title (and professional headline, or as she calls it in #3, the ...

Goodbye Introduction Requests? And EXCELLENT Advice from Donna Serdula

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

I saw this on a LinkedIn group I'm on: LinkedIn Removes Introduction Requests to 3rd Degree Connections Maybe people just weren't using the Introduction requests. I had for a while, but LinkedIn had limited them, which was dumb.  I have a feeling people just weren't using them much.  And those who ...

Rapportive not dying, just getting cut off at the knees

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

So LinkedIn is not discontinuing this feature, but it's weakening it. Note: if you don't use gmail, don't worry about this :) I guess it was inevitable that LinkedIn would put up high walls around Rapportive's functionality, and cut off other systems.  Kind of a play from the 1990's, imo. Oh well, ...

Goodbye Contacts, Hello Connected, CRM meets Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

So a "competitor" to JibberJobber, LinkedIn's CRM, got "retired.'  Actually, it just got a name change, as far as I can tell, a natural evolution of features. It's an interesting twist, taking CRM to the next level. Applying the AI to CRM isn't necessarily new, but it's cool in this case ...

LinkedIn: 300M+

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Oh yeah.  This happened. What does this mean for you? From what I remember, the growth is not coming from the US, but from India, Brazil and other countries that might not give you any value.  But, the world is flat, so I guess this is all good, right? It's been an interesting ...

Slideshare becomes… FREE?

Monday, September 15th, 2014

This is awesome, awesome, awesome. I remember seeing some features in Slideshare, specifically the one where you could put a poll at the end of a presentation, and wanting it.  Alas, it was what the rich kids could get, not a no name like me. Looks like they are going to do ...

Goodbye LinkedIn InMaps (network visualization tool)

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Remember when InMaps came out a few years ago?  This was the really cool way to "see" what your network looked like... it never really worked for me because first my network was too big, and it just didn't show anything.  Then, when I could actually see something, it looked ...