LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless?

Dan Pontefract

LinkedIn Skills. LinkedIn itself states the following: LinkedIn Skills & Endorsements helps you discover the expertise that other professionals have. I don’t think the skills feature in LinkedIn is critical for success in your career. Useful or useless?

The ultimate LinkedIn cheat sheet

Jane Hart

With Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn in the news, here’s a LinkedIn cheat sheet (from Leisure Jobs ) that will help you quickly create the perfect Linkedin profile, maximise your online visibility, build your contact list or get contacted about a new job.

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Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

Dan Pontefract

On the afternoon of Sunday, March 24, 2013 I sent a generic email to my entire LinkedIn network. And then on March 24th I sent a direct email to anyone in my LinkedIn network. I asked my entire LinkedIn network for help.

LinkedIn is not Facebook so Please Think Twice About Your Updates

Dan Pontefract

To those that are beginning to utilize LinkedIn like Facebook, my apologies in advance, but I’ve been removing you from my network list. I’m Boycotting Mixtent, Here’s Why Favourite Posts of 2013 That I Wrote & Published Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

Why I, Too, Killed My LinkedIn Account

Luis Suarez

Is that the main reason why I then went ahead and deleted my LinkedIn profile for good over a week ago? Will I survive as an independent trusted advisor on Social Business & Digital Transformation without having an active LinkedIn profile? Lots of questions looking for an answer, I suppose, but, for now, what I do know is that deleting my LinkedIn identity was an educated and informed personal choice.

My 1800+ LinkedIn Network Graphically Mapped

Dan Pontefract

When it first came out I thought the LinkedIn Labs feature known as “ InMaps ” was really cool. Here’s what 1800 LinkedIn contacts look like and their relationship to me and each other. Related Posts: Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

LinkedIn Connection Approach Rethought

Tony Karrer

If you read my blog much, you know that I use LinkedIn quite a bit to help me find experts and expertise. You can see how I do this in my posts/screencasts LinkedIn Searching for Experts and Expertise and LinkedIn Answers to Get Help. And, I sometimes wonder what I did before I had LinkedIn as a resource. That's what LinkedIn tells you. But, after listening to Christian, I've changed the way I look at LinkedIn connections and how I treat invitations.

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? How many of you actively use LinkedIn? How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? - Now down to 2-5% I am continually surprised by this result ( Getting Value from LinkedIn ). I can't remember how I could get things done without LinkedIn.

Need Answers: LinkedIn Has Them

Beth Kanter

So, when Geri offered up this second post about nonprofits and LinkedIn, I couldn’t resist. Need Answers: LinkedIn Has Them – guest post by Geri Stengel. Or, as posed on the Chronicle of Philanthropy LinkedIn Group: Can philanthropy ever be evil? Tips linkedin

LinkedIn removes reply before accepting invitations, accelerating the devaluation of connections

Ross Dawson

In 2011 I wrote about The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections. Commenters on my post as well as LinkedIn’s local PR company let me know that you could in fact do that. I and many others get deluged with LinkedIn requests.

How Your Nonprofit Can Make the Most of Its LinkedIn Profile

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: We are seeing more and more nonprofits use LinkedIn for organizational goals – from its powerful board recruitment tool to setting up company pages (see Ten Must Follow Nonprofits on LinkedIn ). Has your nonprofit set up a company page on LinkedIn?

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Me and Linkedin

Euen Semple

Chris Brogan blogged recently about his decision to close his Linkedin account. I keep trying to get involved in the various Linkedin groups I am a member of but a few things drive me away. This got me thinking, yet again, about whether I should do the same. . I have been in Linked in for nine years, having been user number 1400 or so out of 100 million. It is useful for keeping up to date with the people I know's changes of circumstance but little more.

LinkedIn demographics: global and diverse but most typical is an American male high-tech salesperson

Ross Dawson

Some nice data on the demographics of LinkedIn has just been compiled, shortly after it has reached 100 million users. LinkedIn demographics and statistics – 2011.

The Life Time Magic of Tidying Up Your Professional Life and LinkedIn Connections

Beth Kanter

I want to start a new habit of being better organized on LinkedIn this year, but perhaps what I need to do first is “Kondo” my LinkedIn network. To get started, here’s what you need to think about: Review your LinkedIn connections and ask: Do I know this person?

Using A Networked Approach To Build Nonprofit Boards: LinkedIn Board Connect Launches

Beth Kanter

LinkedIn announced Board Connect , resources that helps nonprofits transform themselves into networked nonprofits by finding and recruiting board members using a networked approach. You and your board look at your professional networks and connections on LinkedIn.

Linkedin inviting people into my network without my permission?

Euen Semple

Linkedin has been acting very oddly recently. At one level this doesn''t matter, but if people who I don''t really know thought that I was spamming them through Linkedin, or even that I was desperately trying to increase my network, this could potentially reflect badly on me. When I mentioned this a while ago on Facebook and Linkedin a lot of people responded that thy too had experienced this problem.

The state of expert networks and the rising role of LinkedIn

Ross Dawson

The reality is that LinkedIn has been used as a proxy expert network by many for some time now. He presumed that there were alerts on LinkedIn to identify when people left so that they could be approached. These alerts are not provided by LinkedIn, but can fairly easily be created using LinkedIn APIs. A few quick thoughts on the implications: * LinkedIn could provide an expert network service (which I am sure they have at least considered and could be planning). *

5 Ways to Make LinkedIn Board Connect Work for Your Nonprofit

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Last week, I wrote about the launch of LinkedIn’s Board Connect tool that helps nonprofit identify potential board candidates through searching the networks of their board members on LinkedIn. Geri Stengel who has written guest posts about LinkedIn on this blog offered to share some tips. An excellent addition to my collection of curated LinkedIn resources. 5 Ways to Make LinkedIn Board Connect Work for Your Nonprofit by Geri Stengel.

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Attention Data Nerds: Nonprofits Miss Out on the Power of LinkedIn: Learn How to Tap It

Beth Kanter

If you’re motivated to go deeper on LinkedIn after reading this summary, you will want to check out my curated list of nonprofit and LinkedIn resources here. Nonprofits Miss Out on the Power of LinkedIn: Learn How to Tap It – Guest Post by Geri Stengel. Whether connected or cold calling, you can build long-term, valuable relationships using LinkedIn. LinkedIn isn’t some stodgy place where people post their resumes.

Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users

Ross Dawson

Last week LinkedIn reached a significant milestone: 100 million users. On the occasion LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman sent out an email to the first 100,000 users thanking them for being early adopters. You can look it up yourself in your LinkedIn profile URL; it is the number after “id=”. LinkedIn seemed to me to be one of the most promising newcomers. As it happens this model closer to LinkedIn than any of the other major social networking platforms of today.

G+, Twitter and LinkedIn walk into a bar.

Mark Oehlert

I tweeted it, G+''d it and "updated" on LinkedIn (what do we call that anyway?).I date, ut''s been retweeted twice, had one like on LinkedIn and over on G+, has sparked two conversations in two different communities with one now up to 22 comments. . So this morning, I had a not-so-random thought. Inspired by a comment made by Eugene Eric Kim - the thought went like this: .

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Getting More Value from Your Social Media by Kevin Wheeler on November 24, 2010 Platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and a variety of proprietary platforms are becoming core to successful recruiting, learning, relationship building, and marketing. To assume that everyone is connected, has a Facebook profile and uses LinkedIn is flawed.

Badges, we don’t need no stinking badges

Jay Cross

Is it just me or do these LinkedIn doo-dads remind you of military ribbons? LinkedIn “skills” Fruit salad. Just Jay

More Linkedin creepiness

Euen Semple

Linkedin has recently started to refer to meetings I have had with people in its email updates. I am pretty sure that I haven''t given access to my calendar and in some cases I am not even connected to the people in Linkedin. The only way I can see that it is doing this is from them having given it access to their calendars and then using those pesky little ics meeting invites.

10 not-to-be missed posts from January 2016

Jane Hart

Heather McGowern (LinkedIn, 3 January) in Education is not the answer, wrote “The notion of education implies that there’s a path towards a definitive, finished state wherein an individual has […].

Pre-network with LinkedIn

Tony Karrer

I have to make sure that I get at least as much value from that 3-4 hours as I would from spending the same time using LinkedIn for Networking – and that's tough competition. I choose people with names that are a bit more unique so that it will be more likely to find them on LinkedIn.

Join me on LinkedIn

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen If you have not realized it already, LinkedIn has well and truly established itself as the de facto standard social networking platform for your professional life. LinkedIn is for professional connections. Slowly, I am connecting with all my professional contacts via LinkedIn and have over 1,000 established connections. LinkedIn limits the number of invites I can send to about 2,000 and with 15,000 members of this community that restricts me a little!

My 20 most popular posts in 2014

Jane Hart

Here is a list of my 20 most popular posts in 2014 (as at 21 December) according to comments, and social shares (on Twitter, Facebook, LInkedIn etc).

LinkedIn KM Groups

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen There are a growing number of LinkedIn Groups many of them dedicated to KM. There is no KM directory but here are most of the Groups (in no particular order) that I have found: Gurteen Knowledge Community. KM Forum. Network of Intellectual Capital Professionals. actKM. CKO (Chief Knowledge Officers) Forum. For Knowledge Persons. KM Australia and Asia. KM Cluster. KM Edge. Knowledge Management. Knowledge Management Experts. Knowledge Management for Legal Professionals.

Why Does Bill Gates Have More LinkedIn Followers Than Conant O’Brien? Hint: #GivingTuesday

Beth Kanter

Conan O’Brien announced on his show that wanted to climb to the top of the LinkedIn Influencer list. He has a long way to go. For example, Bill Gates has 7 times as many followers on LinkedIn than Conan. Conan poked fun at me because I have more LinkedIn followers than him.

Getting Value from LinkedIn

Tony Karrer

Now Davenport is at it again with a post (on his blog no less - I guess he doesn't want to be productive himself) - LinkedIn Is Not a Social Network. In this post, he says: I've been on LinkedIn for several years. Occasionally people I know have asked me through LinkedIn for access to my connections -- which an email notifies me of -- and I wonder why they didn't just send me an email themselves. I've met fantastic people through LinkedIn.

LinkedIn - Prospecting No - Conversation Yes

Tony Karrer

I went through examples similar to LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers to show the basics of how LinkedIn works. I also discussed being more or less open as a LinkedIn Networker: My LinkedIn Open Connection Approach. The earlier presenter had talked about LinkedIn and someone in the audience asked for a show of hands for people who have got business through LinkedIn. Let's compare that to LinkedIn.

Linkedin Poll

Nigel Paine

The Question: What do you look for when deciding upon a first class graduate career? The overwheming answer is here: 50% voted for a good training and developement proposition

Twitter TechSmith LinkedIn Learning Strategy

Tony Karrer

Hot List - May 8, 2009 to May 15, 2009 Once again, used eLearning Learning to generate a list of the best from last week. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. The Truth About Twitter - Social Enterprise Blog , May 11, 2009 Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators - Don't Waste Your Time , May 9, 2009 Twitter and Webinars - eLearning Technology , May 14, 2009 Developing a PLE Using Web 2.0 Tools - Don't Waste Your Time , May 10, 2009

LinkedIn for Finding Expertise

Clark Quinn

for Learning Professionals , I've created a couple of screen casts showing very quickly how I use LinkedIn to find expertise. As part of the Web 2.0 This is my first time using Jing. Let me know what you think. FYI - the Jing object does not appear in the RSS feed. Whoops, I clicked too fast on publish - I will try to get additional screen casts posted soon. By the way, I'm still looking for a free tool that will let me do this with someone else online at the same time.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen The Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on LinkedIn has grown by over 100 members from 2,184 members last month to 2,289 today and is still one most active of all the KM LinkedIn groups. You can join LinkedIn here: and the Gurteen Knowledge Community Group here : [link

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen The Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on LinkedIn has grown from 2,076 members last month to 2,184 today and looks to be the most active of all the KM LinkedIn groups. You can join LinkedIn here: and the Gurteen Knowledge Community Group here : [link

LinkedIn Facebook Twitter - Different Connection Style

Tony Karrer

As a result of my recent change in my Approach to LinkedIn Connections , I've actually met quite a few people who read my blog, but I don't believe had ever commented. They were comfortable connecting with me via LinkedIn and since it offers mutual value it was worth the effort. However, for some of my primary uses Finding Expertise via LinkedIn and LinkedIn Answers to Get Help , it makes more sense to connect to people who it will be good to be connected with in the future (PANs).

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Tony Karrer

The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues? I consider LinkedIn Answers to be quite a different animal. The way I use LinkedIn Answers is to ask specific questions (never open ended or partially thought out the way I do in a blog) that I want to get specific answers or find people with expertise who I can't seem to find by searching LinkedIn normally.

The best of March 2016 – in pictures

Jane Hart

3 – Content dumping: how to poison your learning strategy – Nick Shackleton Jones, LinkedIn, 15 March 2016. Here are 6 of my favourite blog posts/articles from March 2016 – summarised in an image.