Archive for the ‘Using LinkedIn’ Category

LinkedIn Referrals

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

I saw a post by Lisa Rangel, of Chameleon Resumes, titled LinkedIn Referrals: One More Reason to Properly Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile. I hadn't heard of referrals yet, but it makes sense to put this functionality into the product. It was kind of hard to figure out what the heart of referrals ...

LinkedIn’s Résumé Builder. Nope.

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Irene McConnell has a post that I totally agree with: Why LinkedIn’s Résumé Builder Is A Massive Waste Of Time. I really haven't met anyone who takes this resume builder serious, but if you are wondering, just read her post.

What LinkedIn Can Do To Make “Posts” Way More Powerful

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

LinkedIn Posts is pretty cool.  This is the blog-post-like, article-ish part of LinkedIn where you can write something and share it out to the world. There are a number of things that LinkedIn could do to make this more useful, but some of them would certainly increase the spammer's ability to ...

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 :>