Archive for the ‘LinkedIn for Job Seekers’ Category

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 ...

LinkedIn Free or Premium??

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

On Social Media Examiner there is an article titled 3 Business Reasons to Upgrade to LinkedIn Premium. I learned about it through a LinkedIn Group.  Most people on the Group responded to the question about whether they pay for the premium or are on the free level.  Almost all replied they ...

Is LinkedIn the Creepiest Social Network?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

What a strong title!  It is from Gizmodo: Is LinkedIn the Creepiest Social Network? The author is wondering where the data comes from for People You May Know and People Also Viewed. Worth a read...

LinkedIn Success Story from Dave Mendoza

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

LinkedIn is obviously a great tool for professionals in transition.  Here's the terrific story of Eric Pettit. He went from thinking he knew what he was doing in a job search (using job boards) to getting mentoring and having real, amazing results using LinkedIn. Linkedin As Dream Job Catalyst: Eric Pettit’s ...