Archive for the ‘LinkedIn Profiles’ Category

Best LinkedIn Job Title When Unemployed

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Check out this post on Job-Hunt from Laura Smith-Proulx: The Best LinkedIn Job Title When You Are Unemployed The whole article is great - I want to focus on #1 and #2. Most of the time I see the job title (and professional headline, or as she calls it in #3, the ...

Adding a new Job to your Profile, Finally LinkedIn Doesn’t Hijack your Headline!

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

In a fix that has bugged me for years, LinkedIn has finally done something awesome for users! I recently added a new position to my Profile, for my video game class, and when adding, saw this: This is super cool.  Before this option, LinkedIn would basically overwrite anything you had in your ...

Upload your resume to your LinkedIn Profile

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Yesterday I addressed downloading your Profile as a backup, or a "resume."  Today I address uploading your resume. I like the idea of having a resume with all the HR-speak and lingo that they want... the really boring, dry, non-human stuff, as a complement to the more personable tone that a ...

Download your LinkedIn Profile as a “resume”?

Monday, June 9th, 2014

I was recently asked if you can still download your LinkedIn Profile as a "resume."  You have always been able to do this - just go to your Profile page (view, not edit), and click the drop down, and you'll see this option: I wouldn't really consider this a resume, although ...

LinkedIn Popularity Ranking – bleh

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Another feature that will only mislead people, inflating egos or validating how uncool you really are. Here's the Fast Company article: LINKEDIN WILL NOW RANK YOUR PROFILE BASED ON POPULARITY There are a few obvious problems with this ranking.  Certain people are going to be more popular because of who they ...

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 ...