Archive for the ‘Using LinkedIn’ Category

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 ...

Who’s Viewed Your Profile… stalkers?

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

As I work on the fourth edition of my LinkedIn for Job Seekers DVD I said something that made me think a bit.  It had to do with the "who has viewed your profile" section, which will show you nothing unless you upgrade. For many years I've felt that this is ...

A great redesign in an email from LinkedIn

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

I get down on LinkedIn regularly, but here's something they did really well.  I'm not changing my position on skills and endorsements, I still think they are beyond ridiculous.  This post is about the email they send you when someone has endorsed you. I don't have an old screenshot of what ...