Archived posts from this Category

Working With Awful LinkedIn Adivce? Just Keep Repeating It!

Posted by on 10 Dec 2012 | Tagged as: Profiles


Are you creative?

Well – once again LinkedIn has trolled through their collection of user profiles and suggests that you not describe yourself with that word…

I’ve never cared for this advice, and if they’re going to double-down on providing it, I’m going to raise the stakes about why this advice is merely useless.

Continue Reading»

LinkedIn Giveth – Perhaps Too much

Posted by on 21 Nov 2012 | Tagged as: About the Service, Profiles, Ways to Use LinkedIn


Is it too much to let strangers evaluate your network?

LinkedIn apparently thinks it’s perfectly fine to let third degree connections know which companies, schools, industries, and locations your connections hail from…

What – you don’t believe me? Check this out…

Update Your LinkedIn Company Page NOW

Posted by on 05 Oct 2012 | Tagged as: About the Service, Entrepreneurial, Profiles


Quick blurb here – I posted “You Need To Update Your LinkedIn Company Page NOW” over on, another LinkedIn focused site that I contribute to.

If you have created a LinkedIn Company Page, you MUST read this article.

Backup Your LinkedIn Profile And Contacts Today!

Posted by on 09 Aug 2012 | Tagged as: Connections, Profiles


Please consider this week’s “safety” message: backup your profile and contacts today because I said so.

(And even if you have before, it’s probably been too long since then)

And here’s a bug alert – exporting contacts with Chrome appears to be broken…

Top 10 Articles In 2011 On The LinkedIn Personal Trainer

Posted by on 29 Dec 2011 | Tagged as: About the Service, Applications, Connections, Entrepreneurial, Etiquette, Groups, Introductions, Jobs, Outside LinkedIn, Polls, Profiles, Recommendations, Search, Ways to Use LinkedIn


Let’s take a moment to ring out 2011 and look back at some of the most read articles for the year.

It’s been an interesting one with the release of The Revised LinkedIn Personal Trainer and the public stock offering from LinkedIn. (The later of which didn’t make much of an impact here…)

It’s hard to compare an article written in January against an article written in November – the one’s just been around a whole lot longer to attract attention. So I’ve used a bit of a weighting to try to factor that in.

And so – here they are – the top ten articles from 2011…

Continue Reading»

The Most Over Hyped Advice About Overused LinkedIn Descriptors

Posted by on 19 Dec 2011 | Tagged as: About the Service, Profiles


If you follow any of the mainstream media about LinkedIn you’ve probably been hounded to “remove these overused words from your profile!”

Please allow me to set your mind at easy – there’s no reason to worry.

I’d be happy if any one of you tells me you’ve spent time on your profile and used half of those words!

Continue Reading»

Repost – Twelve Days Of LinkedIn

Posted by on 13 Dec 2011 | Tagged as: Applications, Connections, Etiquette, Groups, Introductions, Jobs, Profiles, Recommendations, Search


Since it happens to be 12 days before the big day, I thought it might be fun to point out the “Twelve Days of LinkedIn” video. Short, unaccompanied, and hopefully worth a chuckle or two…

To your continued success,


Steven Tylock

Why I’m Still Bearish On LinkedIn Skills

Posted by on 05 Dec 2011 | Tagged as: Profiles


LinkedIn reached out with an email this week asking me to update my skills.

I’m not sure it made the impression they really thought it would – here – let me show you.

Continue Reading»

Next Page »