Archive for the ‘LinkedIn Contacts’ Category

Did LinkedIn Get Hacked?

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

I got these two weird messages over the weekend... what's going on? I went to the ov49s URL (I know, I shouldn't have, but curiosity got the better of me)... if you leave off the first part it looks like a page that doesn't go anywhere... but with the forumresearch part ...

Back Up Your LinkedIn Contacts Now

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Well, for one last 2014 hurrah, here's what I got for you: BACK UP YOUR LINKEDIN CONTACTS! Here's a blog post that shows how to do it. What do you do after you back it up?  Maybe nothing, except just smile and know that you spent three minutes on a task that will ...

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.... ...

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 ...

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 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 Signal and LinkedIn Contacts (CRM)

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Here's another reason why I don't support using LinkedIn as your CRM.  Signal was something they loved, and I think it could have been really useful (like a Google Alerts in LinkedIn? COOL!).  Look what they did to it (image below). What if LinkedIn one day decides they aren't going NO ...

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 ...