How do I Use LinkedIn? Let Me Count The Ways!

Posted by on 05 Sep 2012 | Tagged as: Polls, Ways to Use LinkedIn

(with a nod to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

We asked readers to let us know how they used LinkedIn – and the people researchers stuffed the ballots!

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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…

July’s Poll Results – Breezy Summer Days!

Posted by on 01 Aug 2012 | Tagged as: Polls

It’s quite clear that readers have headed for the hills. That’s ok – we’re still here holding down the fort.

(by the way – has the fort ever really needed holding down?)

Of those that took the time to respond to July’s poll, most are set to work within their current profession for a year or two – let’s have a look.

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Smoke And Mirrors

Posted by on 25 Jul 2012 | Tagged as: About the Service

I probably don’t mean to imply deception as mentioned in the Wikipedia entry for Smoke and Mirrors, but it seemed a good metaphor for the topic at hand – LinkedIn’s “Updated” look.

LinkedIn has revamped the home page in an attempt to look better / cooler.

Is it better – sure. Is it the greatest thing since sliced bread? Probably not…

Have We Permanently Changed Buying Patterns?

Posted by on 04 Jul 2012 | Tagged as: Outside LinkedIn

June’s LinkedIn poll shows a story of immediate desire contrasted with (somewhat) delayed gratification.

I’ll guess that the optimists will say that it means things are headed in a good direction, pessimists will pick out the less-than-stellar buying expectations. I’m going to hedge and say readers of The LinkedIn Personal Trainer have gone pragmatic;-)

Come on – let’s have a look.

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Changing LinkedIn Usage Styles – From Quantity To Quality

Posted by on 28 Jun 2012 | Tagged as: Connections, Ways to Use LinkedIn

Heading over to the mailbag for a letter today! T… asks about fixing up his LinkedIn presence. He says:

Until I read your posts I just asked people to join me a bit ad hoc. … [So I was interested in] an article on how to rectify the mistakes if you are already on LinkedIn and have “farmed” contacts?

I’ve implied some things about that sort of situation over the years, but it sounds like a great topic for today.

Let’s have a look.

Two Thirds Of LinkedIn Users Aren’t Looking For Work!-)

Posted by on 01 Jun 2012 | Tagged as: Jobs, Polls

May’s LinkedIn poll reveals that while LinkedIn maintains a strong presence among job seekers, two out of three users are not using the site for that purpose.

It further emphasizes the polarity discovered in December of 2010 – either you’re job searching or you’re not.

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Customize LinkedIn Invitations – If You Can!

Posted by on 29 May 2012 | Tagged as: Connections, Groups

One of the earliest bits of advice I gave LinkedIn users was to customize messages.

Unfortunately that’s not as easy as it used to be…

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