Archive for the ‘Using LinkedIn’ Category

LinkedIn Is Not Optional for New Grads

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Ed Han wrote a great article on about LinkedIn titled Why LinkedIn Is Not Optional for New Grads. His three points are: (1) LinkedIn helps you expand your network (2) You can connect with employers on LinkedIn (3) LinkedIn is essential for interview preparation I wholeheartedly agree with Ed's post.  Here are my thoughts: (1) ...

10 LinkedIn Action Steps (Jennifer McClure)

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

I see these lists a lot, but I respect Jennifer (and Laurie Ruettimann, who she references in the post).  Check out this list. How are you doing on each of them? 10 Action Steps to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn [Beyond the Basics]

Should You Upgrade on LinkedIn? Christine Hueber says NO.

Monday, May 4th, 2015

I agree with her, in most cases.  Here's her post: Do You Really Need to Upgrade to LinkedIn Premium?

LinkedIn Ads: here’s what can be improved

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Not sure if any LinkedIn people saw this, but it's an important post: 8 Things I Hate About LinkedIn Ads I want to spend money on LinkedIn Ads, but the problems listed on this post have put this lower on my priority list... if they could fix some of this stuff ...

LinkedIn: Networking tool or media giant?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

I agree with what William Arruda says about LinkedIn and the direction it is going here: Is LinkedIn Poised To Be The Next Media Giant? So the big question is, combine this direction with the changes LinkedIn has made that make it less of a networking tool... and where is it ...

Back Up Your LinkedIn Contacts Now

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Well, for one last 2014 hurrah, here's what I got for you: BACK UP YOUR LINKEDIN CONTACTS! Here's a blog post that shows how to do it. What do you do after you back it up?  Maybe nothing, except just smile and know that you spent three minutes on a task that will ...

QvQ: The Quantity vs. Quality Debate Summed Up In One Picture

Friday, December 19th, 2014

A friend sent this to me: "As we grow up, we realize it is less important to have lots of friends and more important to have real ones." You know what they say: if Snoopy said it, on the internet... it must be true :>

User Ideas to Make LinkedIn (more) Valuable

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

There are some great ideas and thoughts regarding the value of LinkedIn on this Quora question: What feature should LinkedIn implement to make it a more useful part of your online presence?

LinkedIn Announcements Change: Yippee! Hurrah!

Friday, October 17th, 2014

In August I blogged about a dismal change LinkedIn had made: LinkedIn Announcement Change: Boo! Hiss! Today I'm here to report that the either changed back, or fixed a bug.... whatever the reason, LinkedIn Group Announcments have become useful again. The problem was that when you sent a "Group Announcement," which is ...

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 ...