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How to Use Graph Search for Your Job Search

A lot has been said about Facebook’s Graph Search, and the way it exposes long-forgotten status updates and user preferences. But we haven’t seen that much on how Graph Search can help those in the market for new jobs.

In fact, Graph Search is encroaching on some of LinkedIn’s territory, making […]

By |August 13th, 2013|Facebook, LinkedIn, Social Job Search|Comments Off on How to Use Graph Search for Your Job Search

LinkedIn’s Viewer Update Is Good News for Free Users

Have you checked out the latest version of Who’s Viewed Your Profile on LinkedIn?

It turns out that LinkedIn’s latest update, announced last month, gives free users access to information that premium users used to pay for. That information — a real-time digest of who looked at your profile and when […]

By |July 16th, 2013|LinkedIn|Comments Off on LinkedIn’s Viewer Update Is Good News for Free Users

Looking at Who’s Looked at You

One of my favorite features on LinkedIn is that box on the home page that says “Who’s Viewed Your Profile.” It’s an incredibly important and frequently missed feature – a treasure trove of useful leads for people who are trying to grow their business or land a job.

The theory is […]

By |June 3rd, 2013|LinkedIn|Comments Off on Looking at Who’s Looked at You

Brush Up on Social Media This Summer

The fine folks at Hofstra University have reminded us that registration is now open for our summer session social media classes.

The spring sessions were a big hit, filled with practical information and interesting discussion.  It’s always a delight when students report in week two that they’ve successfully implemented material covered […]

By |May 29th, 2013|Classes & Workshops, Facebook, LinkedIn, Personal Branding|Comments Off on Brush Up on Social Media This Summer

LinkedIn Endorsements (As Seen in Newsday)

We’re happy to be a part of Newsday’s article today on spotlighting skills with LinkedIn endorsements. (Yes, that’s me in the silhouette photo, teaching at the One-Stop Employment Center in Hauppauge, N.Y.)

The main thrust of the piece is one that we’ve been preaching for some time: That while endorsements can […]

By |January 28th, 2013|Classes & Workshops, LinkedIn, Personal Branding|Comments Off on LinkedIn Endorsements (As Seen in Newsday)

LinkedIn Endorsements? Skip the Drive-By

If you have any kind of LinkedIn presence these days, chances are good that you’ve been endorsed by one or more of your peers. If you’re lucky, you were even endorsed for a skill that you have — and that you want to market.

Most of us have also received “drive-by […]

By |January 8th, 2013|LinkedIn, Personal Branding|Comments Off on LinkedIn Endorsements? Skip the Drive-By

Why Your Connection Requests Fail

I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.

What a lousy way to make a first (or subsequent) impression on a business contact. That 11-word sentence, automatically generated when you hit the “Connect” button on someone’s LinkedIn profile, is a surefire way to signal that you’re not that […]

By |January 2nd, 2013|LinkedIn|Comments Off on Why Your Connection Requests Fail

5 LinkedIn Tips for the Holidays

The next couple of weeks may be a slow time for the job search or for developing new business, but that doesn’t mean you should take a holiday from your professional brand. In fact, the holidays are a perfect time to do some winter clean-up on your LinkedIn profile and other […]

By |December 18th, 2012|LinkedIn, Personal Branding|Comments Off on 5 LinkedIn Tips for the Holidays

What Not to Say on LinkedIn

Well, here it is. The 10 most-overused professional buzzwords on LinkedIn this year. Pretty much the same as last year.

The top of the U.S. list? Creative, Organizational, Effective, Motivated and Extensive Experience.

How many of them are on your profile? I only have one on mine: Responsible, which is an interesting […]

By |December 10th, 2012|LinkedIn, Personal Branding|Comments Off on What Not to Say on LinkedIn