Archive for the ‘LinkedIn Recommendations’ Category

Finding Relevant Contacts on LinkedIn

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Last week I blogged about using LinkedIn Companies to find relevant contacts. It made me think about one of the options I regularly use when I get search results on LinkedIn.  Check out the option I find myself choosing almost all the time: I used to do just "Relationship," which is, show ...

"Will You Recommend Me On LinkedIn?"

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Don't you love those messages you get from someone you don't really know who ask if you will recommend them on LinkedIn? I hate them. Part of the issue is my connection policy: if someone invites me to connect I typically accept (with one exception).  In part, this personal policy is because ...

LinkedIn Recommendations and Other Recommendations: So What???

Friday, November 20th, 2009

I've been thinking about this for a long time - I am pretty sure I included it in my LinkedIn book and on the LinkedIn DVD - and for sure I talk about it in my LinkedIn presentations. When you get a Recommendation on LinkedIn, what do you do with it? I ...

Excellent LinkedIn Recommendations – an example

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

I just approved this unexpected and unsolicited LinkedIn Recommendation for my LinkedIn Profile.  I really, really like it for a number of reasons (my comments in paranthesis): Deiric McCann has endorsed your work as CEO at JibberJobber, LLC. Dear Jason, I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users. Details ...

LinkedIn Recommendations & Jeremiah Owyang (he's wrong)

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

I recently saw a post  by Jacob Share, owner of Job Mob, called Why LinkedIn Recommendations Really Are Valuable.  There are a number of points he makes that I want to comment on, but I'll do that in another post.  Here I want to focus on where his post was ...

Model of a Letter of Recommendation of a Person You Are Unacquainted With (Benjamin Franklin)

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

I'm regularly asked about the power and importance of LinkedIn Recommendations.  One issue that comes up has to do with one of my pet peeves: what to do when someone who you don't know asks you for a LinkedIn Recommendation? My answer is to ignore (archive) it.  Don't even respond. Here's a ...

LinkedIn Profile Makeover

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

I spent some time on my JibberJobber blog today doing a LinkedIn Profile Makeover - go check it out!

LinkedIn Maintenance – 5 ideas from Chris Brogan

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Here's a great post with 19 daily tasks for various social media platforms... 5 for Twitter, 6 for Facebook, 5 for LinkedIn, and 4 for blogs.  Understand that Chris Brogan is a pioneer in this space, and doing this has been a part of his job descriptions over the years ...

Is Your "LinkedIn Resume" Too Long?

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

I few months ago I was asked for my resume.  Seriously.  It wasn't for a job opportunity, rather for an insurance application.  I guess if you are self-employed they want to see how good you used to be :p Anyway, my LinkedIn Profile is the closest thing I have to a ...

Asking For LinkedIn Recommendations – Is That Okay?

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Here's a question I got recently about asking for LinkedIn Recommendations: I’ve taken time to leave recommendations for people in my network. I’ve left a recommendation for nearly everyone.  The only two recommendations I’ve gotten have been two I ASKED for ages ago.  This is making me feel badly.  I know ...