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Grab that LinkedIn Archive

| July 3, 2015

Just a quickie here folks – something invaluable to do in about 90 seconds, requesting your LinkedIn Archive. I learned about this from a Viveka Von Rosen tweet (Twitter @LinkedInExpert). This archive contains a wealth of information – for example the ‘connections’ file which contains the first name, last name, email address, current company and […]

6) Perform an in-depth examination of your LinkedIn profile

| December 11, 2014

While attending a workshop on using Social Media (and specifically LinkedIn) in your job search/career exploration I stumbled over a new (actually I am not sure if it is new or if I just never noticed it before) feature of LinkedIn. It’s the ability to produce a PDF that contains all the information in your […]

5) Who’s got your dream job and what can you learn from them?

| December 9, 2014

A rather different way to use LinkedIn and other on and offline resources is to look for people that are in your ‘dream job’ (I know, I know – I said in the last article I posted that I didn’t really believe in the idea of the dream job so substitute whichever words appeal to […]

3) Getting (and giving) Recommendations on LinkedIn

| December 5, 2014

Recommendations are like gold on LinkedIn – especially for those who may be transitioning from one field to another and/or are re-entering/entering the workforce after an absence (which could be due to being overseas, raising a family, caring for loved ones or moving from being a freelancer back into a more ‘conventional’ job) or education. […]

2) Work that LinkedIn headline!

| December 3, 2014

How’s your headline looking? Specifically your LinkedIn headline – in case you’ve been hiding in a bunker waiting for the zombie apocalypse to be over or spending all your time watching kitty videos and so have no idea what it is this picture will help. The headline is the 120 character (so a bit shorter […]

How the Internet killed the old-fashioned resume

| February 20, 2013

In the good old day the content of your resume was important but as or perhaps even more important was how it looked. I remember how I used to go down to the local copy shop to get my master printed on a laser printer – I think I still had a dot matrix at […]

Career Advice – Oxymoron or priceless? Part I

| January 30, 2013

Speaking just for myself the only involvement I’ve ever had with career advice or career counseling is several decades ago when I was in highschool. In university I took some kind of ‘strengths’ testing but it really didn’t give me much guidance or reveal anything that I didn’t already know about myself. It seems to […]

Final Thoughts on LinkedIn for the Jobseeker (Part 3)

| March 16, 2012

I attended (if that’s the right word) Part 1 of the LinkedIn Jobseeker seminar on March 14, 2012 and must admit that I was very impressed. I didn’t need to be trying the free jobseeker account type to access it though – if you’re interested you can find Part 1 (and the accompanying slides) as […]

More about Networking

| March 10, 2012

At the risk of boring you to tears I want to continue along the same thread as I’ve been exploring with the articles on LinkedIn – networking. Of course what is meant by networking today is radically different than what it was even five years ago let alone looking back to the 1990s. But the […]

Looking at LinkedIn – Part 2

| March 2, 2012

A Word of Caution – Be A Discerning Reader I was going to start this article by discussing the infographic published on the Business Insider website on February 28, 2012 that talks about ‘who really uses LinkedIn’ but after digging into it only a tiny bit and reading the comments it raised I’ve reconsidered. Instead, […]