October, 2012

The worst LinkedIn email EVER… Kind of sad but funny!

The worst LinkedIn email EVER… Kind of sad but funny!

Today, I receive the following LinkedIn email… from a self-described “Branding Expert”. Tom Peters described a Personal Brand in his now famous 1997 article published in FastCompany; ‚ÄúThe brand is a promise of the value you’ll receive.‚Äù ‚ÄúHow do you decide whose messages you’re going to read and respond to first — and whose you’re going...

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LinkedIn – Worth $12 Billion… but worthless?

I admit, I used to use LinkedIn a lot. Now, is simply doesn’t work. I have over 14,180 1st Degree connections, and 12,289 unopened Invitations to Connect in my Inbox. Why are do I have so many “Invitations to Connect”? Good question. I’ve been trying to accept them, but slowly just stopped. It was a complete waste of time. 94% of them are spam, bogus, or simply duplicates,...

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Jobvite 2012 Social Job Seeker Survey – Is it accurate? I don’t think so.

Jobvite, an applicant tracking software firm that helps employers post jobs and track candidates during the hiring process, recently released it’s annual “Social Job Seeker Survey”. While I normally enjoy reading through this and other Recruiting and Job Search Surveys, especially the annual “Source of Hire Report” from Gerry and Mark at CareerXRoads, I don’t...

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