Archive for the ‘LinkedIn for Job Seekers’ Category

Something Epic Happened at LinkedIn

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

About ten years ago the first edition of I'm on LinkedIn - Now What??? came out.  Before it came out I was a member of a Yahoo Group called MyLinkedInPowerForum. This was a group with thousands of members, probably hundreds were active... and we pontificated all kinds of LinkedIn things... ...

How to land your dream job using LinkedIn

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

This is a terrific post from Michaela Alexis. How I Landed my Dream Job in Two Weeks on LinkedIn: #MyLinkedInStory and Tips!

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 ...

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.... ...

Who’s Viewed Your Profile Update (LinkedIn)

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Andy Foote is a LinkedIn consultant... he just wrote a post titled How To Play “Who’s viewed your profile” On LinkedIn.  I'm linking to it here only because there are some changes... and maybe you want to be aware of them. I still abhor (hate) this feature in LinkedIn. More on ...

Who’s Viewed Your Profile… stalkers?

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

As I work on the fourth edition of my LinkedIn for Job Seekers DVD I said something that made me think a bit.  It had to do with the "who has viewed your profile" section, which will show you nothing unless you upgrade. For many years I've felt that this is ...

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 ...

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 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 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 ...