Archive for the ‘Using LinkedIn’ Category

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 ...

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 ...