When requesting a connection on LinkedIn, prospects should make sure they’re personalizing those requests. LinkedIn is about business and professional connections where one person is seeking something else, versus “I want to be friends.”
With Facebook launching a job board in competition with LinkedIn, this means that more jobs will be applied for on Facebook. Is Facebook truly a threat to LinkedIn, or will LinkedIn under the direction of Microsoft be able to keep their users interested?
I was pleased to see that I had received the new layout after publicly commenting ad-nauseum about my willingness to use it and embrace it.
Application Tracking Systems (ATS) are one of the bigger barriers for employment for many prospects because of how cumbersome the process is in applying. Since LinkedIn proposes to be the gold standard in the networking and job search industries, there’s no reason it couldn’t be the gold standard in the hiring process as well.
I have to admit that I was hesitant to upgrade to the Premium membership from my free account. I also had a difficult time justifying the cost when I was…
While I understand the frustration people are expressing on Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn, I look at some of the finer details and see that the acquisition may look rough on the surface, but I think in time, it will pay off.
BeBee aims to be LinkedIn’s main competitor in the world business/personal branding. Since they are different networks and approach professional branding from different angles, I felt the need to provide a comparison. While I typed this before I became an ambassador (see disclaimer), I still feel it’s a fairly objecting assessment.
I will start this out by saying that I consider myself a LinkedIn evangelist and someone who checks his page more often than he does his Facebook feed. I’m also…
I will start this out by mentioning that I mention LinkedIn often in my posts about job seeking and networking. I don’t receive any compensation, and I don’t work for the company.
Now, understand, if the process to getting the job was like any other, I probably wouldn’t be writing this. Somehow, every opportunity I encounter in life has some kind of amusing back story.