July 2008

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Alternatives to LinkedIn?

29 Jul 2008 | : About the Service, Outside LinkedIn

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Every so often during one of my training session an individual will ask “What about other networking sites?”

The frequency of that question led me to putting a standard slide into my introduction talks…

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Does Updating My Profile Mean I’m Looking For A Job?

25 Jul 2008 | : Ways to Use LinkedIn

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This is one of those questions that people ask me when they don’t want anyone to know they’re looking for a better job…

The inference is that if they do something that only people who are looking for a job do, they’ll be labeled such.

Either way you might answer the question, the advice should still be “so update your profile”.

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Just Who Have I Contacted Through LinkedIn?

22 Jul 2008 | : Ways to Use LinkedIn

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One of the things I like the most about computer systemns is that I no longer have to remember everything. It’s hard enough to remember the really important stuff – the merely important already takes a back seat. So “useful” information like “have I ever sent a note to John Smith” pretty much drops off the bottom of the list…-)

LinkedIn helps me remember.

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Backup Your Profile And Contacts

19 Jul 2008 | : About the Service

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Jason Alba’s got some great advice posted over on the Jibber Jobber Blog that you’ve got to take – grab a copy of your LinkedIn profile and contact information today – and repeat at regular intervals.

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When To Pay For Your LinkedIn Membership

17 Jul 2008 | : About the Service

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In a recent email, David asks: “What are the main advantages of paid membership?”

What he didn’t ask, and what I figured was implied by his question was “Should I pay for a membership?”

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What We Didn’t Know About Groups…

11 Jul 2008 | : Groups

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A potential storm is brewing on LinkedIn with the just released “Group Search” feature over duplicate groups.

In the past, you just couldn’t tell what groups existed, so finding any group that you wanted to belong to was almost a chance event.

Well it appears that in the void of that knowledge, multiple people setup multiple groups with the same purpose…

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Group Search Available On LinkedIn

11 Jul 2008 | : Groups

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A longstanding request of the LinkedIn community to be able to find out what groups exist has been satisfied by LinkedIn this week as they rolled out “Search Groups” last night.

It’s not perfect, but it’s a whole lot better than what you could find out yesterday!-)

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Searching With LinkedIn

07 Jul 2008 | : Ways to Use LinkedIn

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A LinkedIn user asked “Why can’t I search for C++?”, and after I answered the question on the LinkedIn Q&A section, I figured that my readers might like the answer as well…

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