LinkedIn

LinkedIn Mistakes – What Not to do!

I get a lot of email and spam from my LinkedIn connections. Unfortunately, LinkedIn doesn’t seem to do much about spam. I really wish they would. At least that would control the spam that I get from within LinkedIn. Today, though, I got an email from one of my first degree connections. It was sent directly to my LinkedIn email address (I maintain a separate email address for all LinkedIn...

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How to Increase your LinkedIn Profile Views by 500% in 6 weeks or less

I just finished reading 10 Tips to LinkedIn Status Updates by Andy Robinson. This is a fantastic list of things you can do to Add Value to your professional network, meanwhile increasing the number of visitors to your profile. If you’re using LinkedIn to build your Personal Brand, get noticed by employers and recruiters, or building your professional network, take note… these simple...

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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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LinkedIn Acquires Indeed – The deal that never happened.

Joel Cheesman always has the scoop in the Internet Recruiting industry. As a subscriber to his blog, I got a late-night email with a tip stating that LinkedIn might be buying Indeed. That got me thinking… ‚ÄúWhat a brilliant move by LinkedIn!‚Äù Unfortunately, ‚ÄúThe deal that could have been‚Äù wasn’t. Instead, Indeed is being acquired by Recruit Co, from Japan....

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