Archive for the ‘social networking’ Category

Facebook vs. LinkedIn: uh-oh

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Facebook is getting closer to LinkedIn's territory: Facebook Adds Professional Skills Category for Job Seekers I don't think this would have been a big deal two years ago, but since LinkedIn started making changes since before the IPO (taking away features, moving stuff behind the premium level, changing focus from a ...

Finally, the SILVER BULLET in LinkedIn

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

For many years I've said there is no silver bullet... not in job search, not on LinkedIn... it just doesn't exist. But I've finally found the silver bullet in a post from Job Jenny: How to strike gold with 2nd degree LinkedIn connections. The bottom line is this: Search for an ideal prospect, See ...

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 ...

Brilliant LinkedIn Presentation

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

This is awesome.  Not sure if it is 100% accurate or current, but WOW. You can smoke through this in about 20 minutes, but you could easily spend 2+ hours on this. A faberNovel Study: LinkedIn, the Serious Network. from faberNovel      

LinkedIn Contacts vs. LinkedIn Policy: Now This Issue Can’t Be Ignored

Friday, April 26th, 2013

LinkedIn Contacts is one of the coolest things LinkedIn has released.  They should have done it years ago.  They really should have just acquired JibberJobber years ago, but oh well :) LinkedIn Contacts is the closest thing to CRM that LinkedIn has released.  It comes from some strategic acquisitions, one directly ...

What is your LinkedIn Connection Policy?

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

I have a simple connection policy.  Because I have such a public presence (with my articles, speaking, books, JibberJobber, etc.) I pretty much accept everyone who invites me to connect. I know LinkedIn says to only accept invitations from people you know and trust, but I think that concept is fundamentally ...

LinkedIn Proactive Strategies Webinar

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

If you haven't heard yet, I'm doing a webinar on Friday morning (9am MST) on how to create and execute a proactive strategy on LinkedIn.  More details and signup button here. From that page: In this webinar you will learn: Where to find people on LinkedIn.  There are many more places than the ...

LinkedIn: Like vs Share vs Comment

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

I want you to be my evangelist. And, you should want others to be your evangelist.  If you don't agree, we have a problem :) Anyway, let me explain the difference between Like, Share and Comments on statuses.  This might impact how you ask others to share your stuff. Check out this status ...

LinkedIn 500 Club (??): Why one person says you should have 500+ Connections

Monday, November 5th, 2012

The QvQ debate (quality vs. quantity) is tiring.  I don't care what you choose.  And I'm not going to try to change your thinking. Needed to get that out of the way so this doesn't become a post about which is better. I just wanted to share ONE perspective from an inbound ...

What Has LinkedIn Evolved To? Very Interesting Comments from Recruiters

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

LinkedIn used to be a place employed people, business owners, etc. would go to "network" professionally. Over time, with changes in their perceived brand, features, users, marketing, and how LinkedIn was actually used, things have changed. What I'm hearing now is mostly that LinkedIn is the next-generation job board.  This is good ...