Archive for the ‘LinkedIn Profiles’ Category

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...

LinkedIn Current Title When you are… Unemployed?

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

I got this question from Nathan Adams, a professional resume writer and owner of First Impressions Resume Center.  Nathan asked other resume writers (and then emailed me this question): Can someone provide advice on how our clients should portray their experience on LinkedIn once they have left their most recent employer? ...

What can you put in your name field on LinkedIn?

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Over the years there has been talk about the Name field... in the early days people would put email addresses and phone numbers, and that was against the policy.  Apparently this was because you could put in contact info and go around using LinkedIn to communicate (or, to pay for ...

Getting People From Your Profile To An Opt-In Newsletter?

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Check out this blog post from Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound. I met Joan a number of years ago and did a few webinars with her.  Her advice is really good and her newsletter has a lot of good stuff... I finally met her in person last year at a conference ...

LinkedIn Endorsements to die be end of year?

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

I doubt it.  One could only be so hopeful. Here's an article by a recruiter writing for Business Insider: Why I Think LinkedIn Endorsements Will Be Dead By The End Of The Year (oh yeah, I guess this was on Inc also) I don't think they are going away for one simple ...