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Happy Thanksgiving! Two Blog Posts of Interest.

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Did you know I write almost every day on my JibberJobber blog?  For the most part I have separated those posts from this blog because those are posts about career management and job search, and early on people here told me to keep this focused on LinkedIn (for businesses, marketing, ...

I Don't Advertise My LinkedIn Profile (Much) – Here's Why

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

I was just on a product demo where the host said "and you can even link back to your LinkedIn profile right there, for others to see and click on!" It reminded me of WHY I don't do that!  Hardly ever do I share my LinkedIn profile.  Here are some of ...

Don't Create Another LinkedIn Account!

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Having problems with your LinkedIn Account?  Wait, don't create another one YET!  There are two reasons I suggest you don't create an account.  First, and not the most important imho, is that it's against policy: Of course, putting an e-mail address in the name field is against policy also, but it's ...

Steve Tylock, author of The LinkedIn Personal Trainer, on Groups (must read!)

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Steve Tylock wrote his book, The LinkedIn Personal Trainer, the same time I was writing I'm on LinkedIn -- Now What??? He actually beat me to press, though... so I can't claim the fame of having the first LinkedIn book (darnit!) :) Anyway, he's a very nice, savvy guy, and he ...

Searching for LinkedIn Groups? Now you can… finally!

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

I got an e-mail from LinkedIn yesterday, as a group owner, that they are building a search feature into the LinkedIn Groups page by the end of this week. It's about time :p Whenever I talk about LinkedIn Groups, one of the most common questions is "how do I find LinkedIn ...

Job Seekers Don't Know About LinkedIn …. Whuh???

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

If anyone should know what LinkedIn is, it is the job seeker.  Not that LinkedIn is just for job seekers, or just for employment purposes, of course.  But it's a great place to be if you are a professional concerned about your career (job seekers fall into this category). So I ...

What is LinkedIn going to do with $53M of new funding?

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Jennifer Leggio interviewed Allen Blue on her ZDNet blog, and got some good answers. Of the more interesting points to me personally was the idea from Jeremiah Owyang that LinkedIn could, with some work, become a corporate standard for Intranets. I may have no vision, but I don't understand how in the ...

LinkedIn Recommendation Thoughts

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

I continue to hear about LinkedIn recommendations, and various ideas about their value. Are they fake? Are they worthless? I talk about LinkedIn Recommendations in my presentations, and how valuable I think they are. Of course, they can be junk, but if you go about it with a ...

Websites: Don't be generic

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Check this out: This is what I see on a guy's profile this morning. I chuckle as I think about the hundreds of people who have heard me speak this year about the simple, low-hanging-fruit opportunities to make your profile look more "on purpose." No really, there's nothing WRONG with leaving ...

The Value of LinkedIn Groups for Group Members

Friday, May 16th, 2008

I posted Group Pontification back in March, when I stated I was going to do an experiment. My JibberJobber - Career Management Group on LinkedIn now has 476 members, with very little marketing. I'm not suggesting that you can have a group with hundreds of members with "very ...