Archive for the ‘Using LinkedIn’ Category

LinkedIn’s Competitors

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Almost two years ago I wrote LinkedIn Alternatives: Awesome comments on LinkedIn strategy and competition.  Check out this post on TechCrunch titled The Rise Of The “Social Professional” Networks. No obviously, LinkedIn is the eight gazillion pound guerrilla... and no one is going head-to-head with them.  But the niche professional sites seem to ...

Publishing Blog Posts on LinkedIn: Observations One Day Later

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Yesterday (Monday) I wrote my first "post" on LinkedIn.  It isn't a "blog post," but that's what I refer to it as.  How did I do? I think the article/post is great.  It is titled Embracing Personal Career Management, and it is basically the beginning of my story, talking about my ...

Why I Killed My Linkedin Account (by Heather Bussing)

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Read this article on HR Examiner: Why I Killed My Linkedin Account  Can you imagine buying a hammer at the store and having it come with a laundry list of restrictions, liabilities, and DO NOTs!? As mentioned in the comments, some people would rather ignore, or put up with, this stuff.  I don't ...

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...

Request “early access” to LinkedIn Publishing…

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Will be interesting to see what happens when millions of people post "articles" on LinkedIn's platform, which essentially makes them a blog platform. I just saw this link to apply to get "early access" to write stuff... http://specialedition.linkedin.com/publishing Here's a great article by Justin Smith titled Linkedin Publishing: What a Newbie can Expect It ...

Build Your Target Company List with LinkedIn

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Thea Kelley is a job coach I trust based out of San Francisco.  She left a comment on my JibberJobber post last week pointing to a post she recently wrote on how to build your list of target companiesk using LinkedIn.  It's a great post - check it out here. In ...

Who’s Viewed Your Profile Update (LinkedIn)

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Andy Foote is a LinkedIn consultant... he just wrote a post titled How To Play “Who’s viewed your profile” On LinkedIn.  I'm linking to it here only because there are some changes... and maybe you want to be aware of them. I still abhor (hate) this feature in LinkedIn. More on ...

9 Ways To Be Less Annoying on LinkedIn

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Bill Murphy Jr. wrote this article for Inc magazine and I agree with every point: 9 Ways to Be Less Annoying on LinkedIn

What is LinkedIn SWAM and why should you care?

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Have you heard of SWAM?  Let me ruin your day. SWAM on LinkedIn is "Site-Wide Automated Moderating."   Fancy name, huh?  Here's what it means.  If one LinkedIn Group admin decides you need to be "blocked and deleted," then you just lost ability to participate in Group discussions EVERYWHERE on LinkedIn's ...

Now, finally, you can be a LinkedIn Influencer

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

This is long, long overdue. Although, I don't see the option like in the blog post... so maybe not ALL people can, but it looks like it will be soon! LinkedIn Opens Its Publishing Platform To All Members It will be nice to hear from others, other than the elite "influencers," or whoever ...