With more than 500 million users, LinkedIn is the world's go-to site for professional networking, job searching, and corporate branding. It's also the ultimate platform for high-level marketing, lead generation, and thought leadership.
Facebook’s (much deserved) media nightmare continued this week when it came under criticism for spamming members who signed up for two-factor authentication. This was followed by charges that its Protect VPN software (based on its Onava CDN) was essentially corporate spyware.
The best advice I've ever gotten about thinking came from a private-company CEO who has a thirty-year track record that's up there with Warren Buffett's. One day he said to me, “Shane, most people don't actually think. They just take their first thought and go.” We're all busy.
LinkedIn Influencer, Dharmesh Shah, published this post originally on LinkedIn. Money of course isn't everything. Not by a long shot. Where your definition of success is concerned, money may rank far down the list. Everyone’s definition of “success” is different. Here's mine:
This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here. Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction.
LinkedIn Influencer Robert Herjavec published this post originally on LinkedIn. Most people don't realize how important selling is — unless your paycheck depends on it!
Have you wondered what type of results you can get using LinkedIn for business? Or maybe you are wondering if there's enough of an ROI on your LinkedIn activities?
I was lucky enough to be one of LinkedIn's earliest employees in 2003. I joined the company when it was just over a dozen people and was the 2nd non-founding engineer hire.
When it comes to advice on how to get a job, most of it is pretty bad. Many advisers cover the “clean your nails and have a firm handshake” kind of thing.
There is the famous story about Steve Jobs when he invented the iPod and everyone in the news and the rest of the tech industry scratched their head a little. MP3 players had been around for quite a while, what was so different about the iPod?
With more than 380 million members, LinkedIn is the most popular social network for professionals and one of the top social networks overall. But are you using LinkedIn to its fullest potential?
I'm a yogi. I've practiced for a while now. In fact, I'm finally ready to dive a little deeper — maybe with a weekend retreat or even an attempt at hot yoga (hoo boy!).
Most Securities and Exchange Commission filings are dry affairs. LinkedIn’s latest, a proxy statement that details its acquisition by Microsoft and the interest of four other suitors, is a lively one!
Those who read my columns know that I’m a great fan of LinkedIn, especially for its creative “off-brand” and competitive intelligence uses. But when I saw Donna Sapolin’s recent post on How LinkedIn is Thwarting Your Job Search, I had to weigh in.
Shortly after college, I began chasing something many people want but few ever get: a job they love. I left school with a biology degree and a job in the medical field. It took me about two weeks to realize I absolutely hated it.
With more than 450 million members worldwide, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network–and it’s growing every second. In fact, LinkedIn reports that people are signing up for the platform at a rate of two members per second.
The ability to network successfully can be one of the greatest assets in business. It allows some people to find incredible opportunities, while others just watch from the sidelines. Effective networking isn't a result of luck -- it requires hard work and persistence.
I’m all about being up front when you network. It’s helpful to be honest about why you’re reaching out (for example, you’re going through a job search or moving to a new city). It can combat nerves and help the process feel more genuine.
Confession time: I hate applicant tracking systems (ATS) with a burning passion.
If you can look past some of the social stigmas of being an avid LinkedIn user, you’ll find that LinkedIn is actually the most powerful asset for any B2B entrepreneur or salesperson. Nowhere else in the world has such focused, social data on people you are looking to sell to.
How would someone compete with LinkedIn? At Homebrew we see a number of startups that are directly or indirectly competing with LinkedIn by trying to carve away part of their user base/functionality or driving towards a vision of the future faster than LNKD can.
When you’re looking for a job, your LinkedIn profile is a 24/7 information resource for the recruiters who are looking for talent. In fact, in the Jobvite 2016 Recruiter Nation Report, 87% of recruiters find LinkedIn most effective when vetting candidates during the hiring process.
Writing a LinkedIn summary is incredibly difficult -- for everyone, but especially for salespeople. You’re not targeting recruiters and hiring managers; you’re appealing to buyers.
In the five days from July 24th to 28th 2017, I interviewed at LinkedIn, Salesforce Einstein, Google, Airbnb, and Facebook, and got all five job offers. It was a great experience, and I feel fortunate that my efforts paid off, so I decided to write something about it.
Last Updated: Dec. 1, 2017 Because LinkedIn began as a platform for connecting employers with employees, essentially an online resume service, our LinkedIn profiles are far more complicated and advanced than the other social networks. This is no 140 character Bio like on Twitter.
You’re looking for a job—which means you’re networking your pants off.
Two every second: That’s how many people join LinkedIn as new members, many of whom hope to exploit the platform’s rich resource for industry contacts.
I got this letter from a LinkedIn reader: Dear J.T., Why do employers lie to get you to take the job? The last two companies I've worked for have done the same thing. They promise me things, but once I'm in the job, they don't deliver.
One month ago, I was helping my friend with his social media marketing. (He’s a digital agency owner.) We started checking out his LinkedIn profile and activity. He showed me some of the things he had done that brought in a lot of leads.
Your LinkedIn summary is one of the most important elements of your profile. LinkedIn gives you 2,000 characters (including spaces) to summarize your background and, besides your headline, your summary is the first thing people see.
LinkedIn is the best social network for your career, whether you want to use it to find a job or just boost your hirability. It's not without its annoyances, however.
Many companies and recruiters have turned to LinkedIn as their No. 1 source for hiring top talent. In fact, 87% of recruiters leverage LinkedIn to find high quality candidates.
2016 is a watershed moment for the recruitment industry. LinkedIn and Monster are being acquired, and CareerBuilder is for sale — three of the highest-profile tech companies in the space. Microsoft is making a grand entrance, while cashed-up incumbents watch closely from the sidelines.
Even if you’re not a freelancer or a “creative,” you’ll probably benefit from a page that lays out your accomplishments, and not just your work history.
Everyone seems to be on LinkedIn. So you are too. But are you actually generating leads and referrals? Here's a blueprint for using LinkedIn to prospect more effectively from Sandler Training, a leading sales, management, and leadership training organization.
Most big social networks are fun to use but tough to turn into businesses. Facebook struggled mightily before finding its fortune in mobile advertising; Snapchat’s television-like ad business is an open question; Twitter is in turnaround and likely headed for a sale.
The more you put into LinkedIn, the more you’ll get out of it. Here are 13 tips to improve your LinkedIn profile.
You’re searching for a new job. Updating your LinkedIn profile and résumé. Describing your accomplishments in two- to three-line bullet points that start with powerful action verbs and end with quantifiable results. You know the standard advice.
Many people think their LinkedIn profiles and their resumes are interchangeable, but you should not send your entire LinkedIn profile into a potential employer and expect to land an interview.
Last week a client asked if I could stay for a bit after our weekly meeting so he could thank me, not for a PR project, but to show me how he’d used a tactic I’d shown him on LinkedIn to put himself well on the track of securing a much more aggressive marketing budget next year. Wow!
When you’re not looking for a job, it can be easy to ignore your LinkedIn profile. Sure, you add people you meet at networking events as contacts and accept requests as they come in, but everything else? Eh, you’ll get to it when you need to.
It sometimes appears that the traditional rules of business are being upended by today’s mega-trends of multisided platforms, big data, machine learning and AI, crowdsourcing, the internet of things (IoT), and more. These trends have transformed the world of business immeasurably.
Wouldn't it be so cool if you could drive engagement and qualified traffic to grow your business and brand from LinkedIn? You can!
I work at a startup, and we’re building out our engineering staff. In order to find our application engineer last spring, I spent weeks scouring LinkedIn. Having read thousands of profiles, I figure I’ll summarize what makes a profile stand out to me.
First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. The second they know they are going to meet you or have a call with you, they’re going to type your name into Google. This makes your virtual brand more important than ever.
We're all for flexibility. Going your own way. Paving your own path. Doing what works for you (and not doing what doesn't). We're also big fans of not putting a timeline on things. We've even said that there are plenty of things you don't have to have by 30 (or 40, or 50, or ever ... ).
Even though you're busy, LinkedIn is one place you can't forget. The more you put in, the more you'll get out of it. Here are 22 top tips to effectively boost your LinkedIn profile.
Pop quiz: How many companies were looking for people with a background in cloud computing in 2014? So few that it didn’t even make LinkedIn’s list of the most sought-after job skills by U.S. employers. Just two years later, cloud computing tops that exact same list.
Malady argued that these “ridiculous variations” are useless—even harmful—because they waste valuable time. I’ve thought a lot about Malady’s comments over the past year. His article made me laugh, and I could definitely see value in some of his points.
How do you know you're done for the day? Everyone wants to leave the office at a reasonable hour, but you also don't want to feel like a slacker when you log off and stop reading emails. Here are a few "finish lines" to help you know when it's okay to stop working and get on with your day.
The more you stay on the site and the more you gain prominence in your field, the more requests from strangers you'll get.
You’ve got six seconds to impress a recruiter on LinkedIn, and once you reel them in, you want to make sure your profile is solid. This giant visual guide tells you the basics of what you need to know to make your profile stand out.
This is a post by Paul Shapiro. Make sure you check out his blog, Search Wilderness and follow him on Twitter. LinkedIn has opened the floodgates to a world of content with their new publishing platform and it’s an amazing way to expose your writing to a highly-professional network of readers.
I have written several articles about LinkedIn, and they often generate the most comments. Here are the highlights of my LinkedIn advice from previous articles, along with additional tips and tricks, many of which remain unspoken by the people at LinkedIn.
We know — you want great career advice, but sometimes, you just don’t have time to read lengthy articles or books. Well, today, you’re in luck: We’ve distilled some of the best-ever advice on The Daily Muse into bite-sized chunks that you can scan in a matter of seconds.
When’s the last time you Googled yourself? If you said never, it’s time to start. Recruiters and potential employers are already searching you to decide if you’re a candidate worth pursuing.
Hiring managers play a critical role in deciding which job applicants to interview, the details of the job offer, and whom to hire. So if we should take job search tips from anyone, it’s them.
If you only have a LinkedIn profile because you’re supposed to have one, get ready to have your world turned upside down. OK, maybe not turned upside down, but there’s a whole lot more to the platform than uploading your resume and forgetting about it.
More than 70 percent of employers are using LinkedIn to recruit and hire new employees, so having an effective profile can be the difference between being the preferred candidate and getting beaten by the competition.
Are you raring to change careers? Break into a whole new line of work that makes you leap out of bed, happy to go to work every day? Parlay personal passions into professional endeavors? Or focus on a different clientele, type of product, or service?
LinkedIn has developed a killer resource of 225 million users, one you absolutely should take advantage of when it comes to your career. But you'll have to navigate LinkedIn's potentially tricky tools and settings while you're at it.
A quality LinkedIn profile can be a gateway for prospective employers and collaborators, but with over 467 million members, LinkedIn is not the easiest place to stand out. Searching for profiles on LinkedIn can be a difficult pursuit due to the sheer number of them.
Time to read: 50 minutes We touched down in Las Vegas only three hours before, but we were already back in the plane and flying home to San Jose on a brisk winter day in December, 2012. Not having to go through security at an airport saves a lot of time.
Getty Images/Andreas RentzLinkedIn Influencer Jeff Haden published this post originally on LinkedIn. It's not that hard to be successful. But it is hard to be extraordinarily successful.
Have you heard those tales of the “old way” of job hunting? When people would march into an office lobby—resume in hand—and park themselves in a chair until they could shake hands with a decision maker and express interest in a job?