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LinkedIn’s great ingenuity falls flat on Product & Services Pages

The Spark We have all seen it. Occasionally a Product Manager strikes a spark of genius that persuades their leaders and strategic customers to buy into a grandiose idea that will surely drive revenue and brand recognition through the roof. Resources are thrown into it, marketing is consumed with it, and customers love it. Then…

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LinkedIn Anti-Stalking Feature Implemented

For years I have heard dozens of clients complain about their former boss, peer, or exes (ex-boyfriend, ex-wife) constantly looking at their profile on LinkedIn. Some people just cannot let go of the past and feel compelled to watch every update, profile change, job move, endorsement gained, etc., in an attempt to stay involved in…

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LinkedIn Profile Cloning is Legit!

Have you ever thought to clone yourself on LinkedIn with a second or a third profile? For those who know me, you are probably cringing at the thought of me actually breaking one of my own rules of LinkedIn etiquette. Well, you know me too well because I just don’t do it. But legitimately LinkedIn…

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LinkedIn matures as a better Social CRM tool

Last week LinkedIn made huge leaps forward with their already powerful social platform for professionals. The Connections utility on the desktop and mobile apps is now synchronizing in harmony. Plus there are several wonderful features that have improved the simplicity of use with meaningful functionality. The enhancements allow you to quickly create notes, tag, and…

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Endorsements Are Not Recommendations

You got skills! You got connections! You got class! (well…you be the judge on that one) Now what? What am I suppose to do with all these “Endorsements”? Should I reciprocate? Is there some etiquette here I’m missing? LinkedIn’s recent addition of Endorsements – launched in 2011 to promote the Skills & Expertise section of…

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What Recruiters Want From Your LinkedIn Profile

As you search for a new opportunity, consider placing your feet in the recruiter’s shoes for a moment. Ask yourself, “Is this person showcasing his/her full potential to the client? Does this photo offer a positive, warm experience of someone I wish to meet? Can I reach this person immediately without having to jump through…

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Using LinkedIn as a College Student

The life of a college student can get pretty hectic! This past summer, I started my sophomore year at North Carolina State University. I was taking online classes for the first time, so that meant learning how to electronically submit assignments, schedule days to take tests, and manage my time to be able to get…

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There’s Gold in Them Recommendations

My wife and I used to shop estate tag sales and foreclosure auctions. We were newlyweds and we needed to furnish our home. You know, basic household goods – kitchen supplies, laundry equipment, lawn and gardening tools – that sort of stuff. On one of our adventures we stumbled upon a box of nice looking…

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A Buck and a Truck

I had lunch recently with a friend who was job hunting. In discussing the various reasons why someone would leave a company he commented …. “A buck and a truck”. Huh? He pointed out that basically a job is a job and that underneath it all, as professionals we are likely to do very similar…

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Job hunter’s top 3 tips when applying for job via LinkedIn

Each month I find new tools and websites for finding and applying for jobs that claim to streamline the application process and get your resume on top of the bin. And most often I find them little to no value as a job seeker as they complicate the process more and spend too much time…

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