Archive for the ‘LinkedIn Maintenance’ Category

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...

New Job Title? Watch your Professional Headline Change…. :(

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Late last night I snuck into my office to do a 3 minute job: add a new job title to my Profile.  I just proofed my third book, 51 Alternatives to a Real Job, and added that as a title. I was hoping people would see that in their updates ...

LinkedIn Maintenance Part II: Backup your CONTACTS #PSA

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Friday I showed you how to backup your LinkedIn Profile, which is something you might want to do once a year. Here's something you might want to do as regularly as once a month: backup your first degree Contacts.  Maybe once a month is too often... but do this at least ...

LinkedIn Maintenance: Backup Your Profile NOW!

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Hey folks, here's my PSA for the year: Back up your LinkedIn Profile RIGHT NOW.  It will take you less time to do it than it will to read this post. In July 2008 I wrote this post: LinkedIn Maintenance: Do This Right Now (or else?) I got over 60 comments, ...

LinkedIn account get hacked? Here’s your answer…

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Someone I met in Minneapolis last month emailed to ask what to do if your LinkedIn account gets hacked... I didn't know but he reported back. He shared this part of the email he got from customer support: Option 2: Regain access to the account by signing the following affidavit of ...

Pruning (or deleting) LinkedIn Connections

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Yesterday I alluded to the danger of pruning LinkedIn Connections. I could be wrong and outdated, but the way it used to work is this: You and I are connected. You decided to disconnect from me. YOU COULD NEVER, EVER RECONNECT WITH ME AGAIN. Crazy, huh? If you are thinking about cleaning up your network, I ...

LinkedIn Profile Update: Summary + Newsletter

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Here's a quick change I just made on my Profile. I switched from Constant Contact to iContact (because a friend worked there - he doesn't anymore), and finally just moved my "newsletter" to my LinkedIn Group (where I can send an "announcement" every 8 days). So, I had to update the link ...

5 LinkedIn Tips You Didn’t Know (or did you?) – Fast Company

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Amber Mac wrote a short article on Fast Company with the five LinkedIn tips you didn' t know (see list here). The good news?  If you've been reading this blog, my LinkedIn book, or my LinkedIn DVD, you did know about them!  Here they are (see her article for her thoughts ...

New LinkedIn Spam – Pattern

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Yesterday I posted about some spam I am getting - four by mid-afternoon yesterday - ugh! Here's something I noticed... since I have a somewhat zero-tolerance policy on slimeball spammers, I go in and look for the connection to "remove"... One was from Alex V. Lambert (my apologies to anyone named ...

More LinkedIn Spam

Monday, May 16th, 2011

I'm getting more LinkedIn spam through direct messages. It's dissappointing because it hasn't been very common. Here's how this spammer started - it looks like they have a program to extract my title and other general information from my Profile, and marry it to a template message (the rest is as ...