Microsoft and LinkedIn have the power to change the way we do business and collaborate - but have they blown it? Over the years I have used many collaborative tools. I was also part of an external team of people supporting IBM Social Business platform Connections. Now that product although used extensively internally has never really made it into the mainstream. Its a shame, but it was very well integrated. Integration with other software is critical for long term adoption and … [Read more...] about Do collaborations tools help or hinder? An Open Letter To Microsoft & LinkedIn
Many of us have a LinkedIn profile, and there are many common LinkedIn profile-building questions that this article seeks to address. First off, when did you last update your profile? When did you add that MOOC course? - is your profile up to date or stagnant? Networking is the primary way to go about looking for a new job. Spread your net far enough, and you will eventually catch something. LinkedIn is the premiere job networking social media site. It enables users to form “connections” with … [Read more...] about A Comprehensive Guide to Common LinkedIn Profile-Building Questions #HRBlog
Many of us are on LinkedIn. many of us use the groups on LinkedIn. But what is the value of LinkedIn groups and what do people use them for? Earlier in the month I ran a survey with my group members. the group has just over 40,000 members. Most of the members are in the HR profession. The group is a reasonably active group. I would love to be able to tell you how active, but LinkedIn has removed the group statistics! Why do people use LinkedIn groups? As a regular user of LinkedIn … [Read more...] about Value of LinkedIn Groups – Why do some professionals use them? #hrblog
What is the purpose of LinkedIn? Many will say that LinkedIn doesn't work. They do not get jobs through it. As a consultant they do not get work through it. They also say that LinkedIn cannot be used for raising your profile to increase job or consulting prospects. Why do they say that? Simple, they have a profile and expect work to come to them. Worse, they have a basic headline only profile that gives NO INFORMATION. Having the profile is much like having a product. Getting it on the shelf in … [Read more...] about Purpose of LinkedIn – Ninja tips to raise your profile increasing prospects #hrblog
Let LinkedIn Find You a Job Ok so you have a profile but how do you go about Harnessing the power of LinkedIn? However, you need to help it before it can help you. If you took the time and effort to click a link that leads to this article, you're either: a) unemployed and looking for work, b) about to be unemployed and looking for work, or c) unhappy in your present job and looking for something better. There's also a strong possibility that you've read somewhere how the social … [Read more...] about Top Tips For Harnessing The Power Of LinkedIn To Get Your Next Role
To answer this we can gain some insight with a tale of two LinkedIn groups. But before we look at this lets have some context. You do use LinkedIn for more than just job search…. Don’t you? LinkedIn groups are often formal or informal communities focussed on a sector, industry or profession. With the right selection of LinkedIn group memberships you can keep up to date with industry news, ask and answer questions (building your credibility), make business connections and friends, as will as … [Read more...] about LinkedIn Groups, why they don’t work for you
This week I came across this post, which neatly summarises some of the difficulties you can get into using LinkedIn. Did you know for example that making a "mistake" in one LinkedIn group can cost you your ability to post in ANY group? Interestingly there are some site wide implications for actions, and its worth a read for anyone using LinkedIn groups. You are in the hands of group owners and moderators! Pay particular attention to this part: SWAM’ed: You posted something somewhere in some … [Read more...] about LinkedIn groups and your reputation or goto jail!
Using LinkedIn groups effectively Linkedin is a great network, but one of the problems in the LinkedIn groups is the PRESENTATION summary of what is being discussed. Linkedin groups allows titles of posts to be over 180 characters - way too long. Worse - they "hide" the place to start the body of the message, and many users miss it. Even seasoned users seem to either not be aware of the "title" and "body" options inside the LinkedIn groups. Starting a Discussion in LinkedIn … [Read more...] about Linkedin groups – Post & make it readable