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When Marketing Goes Awry

Posted by on 08 Dec 2011 | Tagged as: About the Service, Connections

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The marketing folks at LinkedIn have apparently rolled out more than one update.

Earlier in the week I showed how uninspiring I found their plea to use the profile-skills feature.

They did it again before the ink was dry on that article – you’ll love this.

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How To Reach Your Contacts With LinkedIn

Posted by on 04 Dec 2011 | Tagged as: Connections, Ways to Use LinkedIn

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“Just how can I reach multiple connections with a message?”

That recent comment led to this post – I’ll show you how right here.

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How Well Do You Really Know And Use LinkedIn?

Posted by on 03 Nov 2011 | Tagged as: About the Service, Connections, Groups, Introductions, Jobs, Profiles, Recommendations, Search, Ways to Use LinkedIn

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Consider this challenge – four years ago it was easier to convince people that holding a training session on LinkedIn was a good idea. It was new, didn’t have any real help facilities, and wasn’t the most straight forward to understand.

But a couple months back I proposed an event that coincided with the release of The Revised LinkedIn Personal Trainer and was essentially rebuffed – the group members didn’t think they’d get much value from it.

And that’s why we came up with this quiz…

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Jumpstart Your Career With LinkedIn

Posted by on 15 Sep 2011 | Tagged as: Connections, Introductions, Jobs, Profiles, Search, Ways to Use LinkedIn

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This post wraps up the topic of Jumpstarting your career with LinkedIn. We’ve taken the time to consider the essential components and how an experienced professional should be leveraging them – if they’re switching careers, or even if they’re staying put in the same field.

This summary post links to all the components of using LinkedIn to build your career.

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Resources For Jumpstarting Your Career – LinkedIn Connections

Posted by on 31 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Connections, Jobs

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The topic of Jumpstarting a second career seemed to resonate with readers, and so I’m going to throw in a series on each of the different LinkedIn components and describe how experienced professionals should be using LinkedIn to jumpstart their careers – if they’re switching, or even if they’re staying put in the same field.

Yes, even if you’re in the very same career you started in, you can use LinkedIn to enhance your stature, effectiveness, and probably even your pay.

Let’s have a  look at connections.

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Jumpstarting Second Careers With LinkedIn

Posted by on 30 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Connections, Groups, Jobs, Profiles, Recommendations, Search, Ways to Use LinkedIn

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This topic blends a number of different questions that readers and seminar attendees have asked over the years, and seems to call out for a special article.

How should a user deal with multiple industries, age, locations and positions when they’re working with LinkedIn?

“Steve, can you help me merge those elements?”

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One Less LinkedIn Connection

Posted by on 14 Jun 2011 | Tagged as: Connections

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A bit of a personal situation in today’s post – I had to remove a connection, and wanted to work through the issue with you. Users are always asking “what would you do in this situation”, and I figure you’ll get a chance to see what I did;-)

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Experienced Users Read The LinkedIn Personal Trainer Blog

Posted by on 02 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: Connections

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Wow – Thanks for the vote of confidence folks.

Every poll I put up on the site reveals a different aspect about LinkedIn, the users, and this site’s readers. As usual, I didn’t know what to expect, but the numbers don’t lie.

Let’s have a look at February’s poll results.

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