LinkedIn has been embraced by the world of business, but less so by many academics in the same way. This video sets out to show those in academic how and why LinkedIn is relevant for the world of academia too. Video contents - - Hi everyone, my name's Mike Morrison. Today I want to talk about LinkedIn for academia. Why should academics use LinkedIn? Is it relevant? Well over the last few weeks and months I've been introduced to more and more academics. And one of the things I've … [Read more...] about LinkedIn for Academics
What is LinkedIn? Is LinkedIn a social network? Is LinkedIn a professional network? Is it a database, if so of what? In this video Mike explores what LinkedIn actually is, and it might not be as obvious as you thing. When you understand what LinkedIn actually is, it will change the way you look at it and how you use it. So what are your thoughts? Do you agree with Mikes thoughts? please add your comments below. Video Transcript Hi everyone, Mike … [Read more...] about What is LinkedIn? How does it work?
How to get seen on LinkedIn. Having a LinkedIn profile is one thing. Leveraging it and have it work for you is quite another. Over the years I have used LinkedIn a lot, and would like to share with you some simple things you can do to to make LinkedIn work for you in a proactive way. I would love to hear your views on this. Links to the LinkedIn Group - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8447484/ Script for the Get Seen on LinkedIn Video: In this video I want share some … [Read more...] about How to raise your LinkedIn profile (Get Seen on LinkedIn) – stand above other users #HRBlog
Yes you read it right. You can now leave your business cards behind and use the LinkedIn app on your phone. Many Business cards just get thrown away, so why not save a few trees and not generate some CO2 by not having business cards in the first place? LinkedIn have made it really easy to share details with other people using their app. In this short video I will show you how to connect with other people, face to face in the real world! The LinkedIn app now has 2 great features, an … [Read more...] about Ditch the Business cards and use the LinkedIn app when networking
How to customise your LinkedIn URL So you have a LinkedIn profile like millions of others. But do you remember the URL? Chances are no. LinkedIn as default creates your URL with your name and a bunch of what look like random characters after it. But it is easy to change to something more personal and memorable. In this short video I will show you how to change this on the LinkedIn app … [Read more...] about How to customise your LinkedIn URL
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
Looking at the wrong LinkedIn metrics? Are you guilty of looking and focusing on inefficient LinkedIn metrics? There are some an old sayings, Just because you can measure something, does not mean you should. And What gets measured gets done. Looking at the wrong LinkedIn metrics? Why do we focus on some metrics and not others? Dowe look at the right or wrong LinkedIn metrics? I was at a networking event recently and the talk was about LinkedIn Posts/ articles and … [Read more...] about The Insanity of looking at the “wrong” LinkedIn metrics on articles
Social media is great, but some people need to learn to use it to complain as the last resort, not a first resort. This was brought home to me very personally in the last few days. Without knowing it, an individual went on social media and in essence attacked me. An unprovoked attack with no warning. I am not even sure the individual realised what they were doing. I suspect they thought they were attacking a large, faceless organisation. They weren't. How it started A recent comment about … [Read more...] about Why we need to explore all options BEFORE going to social media #hrblog
As we get more and more connected, the tools we use for learning and finding learning are increasingly online and on mobile. I have recently completed an online CPD session focused on trends in learning. As well as hearing the views of top people in the industry, participants were invited to list their own top learning tools. Background to the Top Trend Survey module The session featured a video interview with Jane Hart from the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies. Since … [Read more...] about Top Trend Survey – Top tools for learning in HR
Microsoft & Linkedin - Heaven or nightmare? Is this disruptive change from the big behemoths? Over the last few days, there has been increased talk about the decision for Microsoft to bid for LinkedIn. What could a blend of Microsoft & LinkedIn really achieve? Background to the media comments on Microsoft & LinkedIn Microsoft have been quoted as overpaying for the purchase of LinkedIn (again) That LinkedIn is past its sell-by-date and on the decline That Microsoft has a … [Read more...] about Microsoft could eat LinkedIn for breakfast – but will it spit it out again? #HRBLOG
Microsoft to acquire Linkedin. If you have not already read the news, yesterday Microsoft announced that it was on track to buy LinkedIn later this year. This is causing some upsets in many corners. Why would a Business software & services supplier (Microsoft) buy what most people think as a CV warehouse? Why over pay? If you look at the figured it is clear that Microsoft are paying over the odds per user. In addition is this a copy of many other bad tech purchases over the years or is this … [Read more...] about Has Microsoft just killed the HR software & CRM market? #LinkedIn #HRSS16 #RECEX16 #HRBLOG
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
LinkedIn is more than just a job search and CV hosting tool. Being or getting active on linkedin raises your profile. The problem that many users create for themselves is only being active when looking for work or a new role. LI gives us tools to raise our profile too. Effective use of LinkedIn requires ongoing balance. When in a stable (employed) role, we often use LinkedIn for connecting, learning and sharing. When needing or seeking new opportunities we can use it to raise our profile even … [Read more...] about LinkedIn it’s not just for job search #HRBlog
For many of us our LinkedIn profile is our CV or resume. Can you trust a LinkedIn profile? We need people to trust what we have on the screen. It's our sales page. Unfortunately some people seem to treat it as a game of the worst kind. Our Skills One of the features that LinkedIn have introduced is skills endorsements. These can only be given by first connections. That is people that 'know us'. They are supposed to be endorsements that we can do certain things or that we know about certain … [Read more...] about Can you trust a LinkedIn profile? Will recruiters trust yours?
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
Some time ago I published a discussion in a group for people looking for work helping them by showing how to raise your LinkedIn Profile. This has been repeatedly removed by moderators on LI. Why? Because it works! After the initial discussions were deleted, I published a post on the LinkedIn publishing platform Pulse. You can see one of the original posts: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/two-secrets-help-you-linkedin-no-one-tells-li-dont-morrison-fcipd - if you get a post not found message, … [Read more...] about Follow the leader – How to raise your LinkedIn Profile #hrblog
Are you getting the most out of LinkedIn? Are you a recent graduate or job hunter? New to the world of work? Here are some top tips to help you get the most out of LinkedIn Getting the most out of LinkedIn can be hard and sometimes scary. You do have a profile on Linkedin...right? Are you getting the most out of LinkedIn and your profile there? Job sites LinkedIn like most "job sites" will not work for you, you need to make it work. It's a tool, not a service which will feed you jobs on a … [Read more...] about Top tips for you on getting the most out of LinkedIn for Graduates
There is change, and there is change. LinkedIn or LinkedOut – the social game changer. Recent changes will change the social landscape - and not for the better. Go back 10 years and Myspace rules the social media world. Yahoo led the field in groups and communities. Linkedin was new, Facebook was a newborn. Twitter was the twinkle in someone’s eye. People who wanted to look for work online used Monster.com or CareerBuilder.com. Things change. But one change that started less than 1 year ago … [Read more...] about LinkedIn or LinkedOut – the social game changer – The 800000 missing communities – where are they?
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