Archive for the ‘LinkedIn Profiles’ 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...

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 Privacy: How to make your LinkedIn Profile Private

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Spoiler alert: YOU CAN'T. Check out this great post by Laura Smith-Proulx: TRYING TO MAKE YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE PRIVATE? IT WON’T HAPPEN Part of the issue has to do with technology and tools, but the real issue has to do with what your network will do.  What if you really could have ...

Great Ideas for Your LinkedIn Profile Professional Headline

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Check out this great post on Brazen Careerist titled 4 Headline Hacks to Create an Irresistible LinkedIn Profile. Michelle Evans gives a number of examples in four categories, or types of headlines: Expert status claim your niche Direct to customer Creative cat The examples are awesome.  Read them here. If you want to see excellent feedback ...

Endorsements Email Notification Needs Details

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

You already know I think Endorsements are completely useless and a waste of effort.  It is a way to get LinkedIn users to go back to the site so the marketers can say "we increased usage drastically - people are coming back in!" Well, anyway... aside from being utterly useless, there ...

Cool icon for cloud professionals: ☁

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

I was looking at some Profiles on LinkedIn and found a cloud professional (it's a software thing that is taking over the world)... isn't this cool?  I wonder what other icons professionals could use.  Here are two:      

What is more important: Content or Size of Network?

Monday, July 8th, 2013

On my JibberJobber blog I wrote about Pete Danielsen's killer LinkedIn Summary. Rick commented on the post, saying: "The summary is great, but the thing that stands out about his profile is the lack of connections. Obviously he’s just getting started with LI and someone else is handling the maintenance of his ...

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 ...

Great place to put keywords on LinkedIn

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

I haven't thought about this before... great idea by Meg Guiseppi: Best Kept Secret to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile

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...