Archive for the ‘LinkedIn Connections’ Category

QvQ: The Quantity vs. Quality Debate Summed Up In One Picture

Friday, December 19th, 2014

A friend sent this to me: "As we grow up, we realize it is less important to have lots of friends and more important to have real ones." You know what they say: if Snoopy said it, on the internet... it must be true :>

How to See New Hires at your Target Companies

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

I got this question from Tom: "I went on an interview at a company with a couple hundred people and then heard back that they are considering another candidate instead of me. I'd love to know who my competitor was that got the job so that I understand where I was deficient.... ...

Congratulations! You lost your job!

Monday, April 7th, 2014

See anything wrong with this? This was a result of my April Fools prank.  I got multiple messages from people asking why LinkedIn was prompting a congrats for such a sour situation... I have no answer for LinkedIn...

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 ...

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 ...

LinkedIn CRM: beware and be aware

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Recently I was asked about using LinkedIn as a CRM, which means putting in information about your Contacts without them knowing about it (notes, phone numbers, etc.). I wrote about a HUGE issue here: LinkedIn Contacts vs. LinkedIn Policy: Now This Issue Can’t Be Ignored. I still don't know how they ...

Who do I connect with on LinkedIn? People I know and trust, or everyone?

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

I know, this is a tired debate of QvQ (or Quality vs Quantity). I maintain that different people, with different circumstances and objectives, should have a different position on the spectrum of QvQ.  LinkedIn has, on the record, been on the far "quality" side of the spectrum, saying you should only ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...