Archive for the ‘LinkedIn for Job Seekers’ Category

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 ...

What is your LinkedIn Connection Policy?

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

I have a simple connection policy.  Because I have such a public presence (with my articles, speaking, books, JibberJobber, etc.) I pretty much accept everyone who invites me to connect. I know LinkedIn says to only accept invitations from people you know and trust, but I think that concept is fundamentally ...

Top Five LinkedIn Blunders

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

I hate to sound like a negative Nelly, but this stuff is no secret.  Here are what I consider the top five blunders from LinkedIn: Moving free features to premium, and hiding information from Profiles unless you upgrade. There's no one buying taco trucks about these moves to announce the changes ...

Death By A Thousand Papercuts (aka, LinkedIn Competition): Github

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Check out this post by LinkedIn Expert (also recruiter and sourcing expert) Irina Shamaeva:  How to Source on Github On Halloween of 2012 I wrote about LinkedIn competition. I don't think any single company is going to conquer and defeat LinkedIn... in the post I pointed you to a brilliant explanation ...

LinkedIn Proactive Strategies Webinar

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

If you haven't heard yet, I'm doing a webinar on Friday morning (9am MST) on how to create and execute a proactive strategy on LinkedIn.  More details and signup button here. From that page: In this webinar you will learn: Where to find people on LinkedIn.  There are many more places than the ...

Uh Oh, maybe Jerry Albright is right about LinkedIn’s future

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Check out this really interesting (and short) post on RecruitingBlogs.  Will Thomson starts out: "I am noticing that more candidates are becoming less willing to receiving inmails on Linkedin." Not surprising.  But it gets much worse in the comments. (read them here) A few weeks ago I wrote a post saying that recruiting ...

LinkedIn Endorsements

Friday, September 28th, 2012

A few days ago LinkedIn announced what they are calling LinkedIn Endorsements. Immediately I got emails asking what I thought.  People are confused.  So confused that on some email lists I'm on with career professionals some people (who definitely know their way around LinkedIn) thought it was a big scam from ...

Getting Around Premium Features on LinkedIn

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Here's a post by a recruiter on how to get around an annoying "you should upgrade! Yahoo!!!" It is about how to see last names of people you find in a search. Isn't that so annoying?? It's annoying recruiters, also! And here is Irina's work-around. Last Names on LinkedIn There are a lot of brick ...