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  • Taking a Chunk Out of the Cost of College: Introducing LinkedIn’s College Scholarship

    Official LinkedIn Blog
    Aaron Levin
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    We hear from students and recent graduates on a daily basis who are struggling in their decision about where to go to school and what to study. Over the course of the last three years, LinkedIn has been working hard to bring students new tools to help them through this decision making process. But an even bigger pain point seems to be figuring out just how they are going to pay for it all. To help with this problem, we are proud to introduce LinkedIn’s very first scholarship. We are giving away $100,000 in scholarships, with five grand prizes of $10,000. One grand prize will be given away…
  • Your Skills Are Your Competitive Edge on LinkedIn [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Official LinkedIn Blog
    Mathieu Bastian
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Members who list  skills on their LinkedIn profiles receive an average of 13 times more profile views than those who don’t. That fact alone underscores the importance of making your profile shine with a comprehensive list of professional skills and expertise. There are more than 45,000 standardized skills to choose from to spruce up your profile (we recently added a thousand new ones). To help you think about what skills to add, we wanted to provide an inside look at the trends we’ve seein over the past year. More specifically, which skills and industries have been climbing the ranks,…
  • Defining A City By Its Professional Skill Set with Data From LinkedIn

    Official LinkedIn Blog
    Sohan Murthy
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    By their very design and origins, cities have always been linked closely to opportunity. In addition to providing concentrated access to a more diverse set of cultural, culinary, and educational options, cities also attract and nurture clusters of workers with complementary and contrasting skills. For workers considering a move, the professional attributes of a city can matter just as much as the attributes of a particular company or opportunity. Some professionals considering their next career move may be interested in an area that has a rich ecosystem of talent in their specialty. Others…
  • Serge Lescouarnec's invitation is awaiting your response

    LinkedIn News
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Serge Lescouarnec would like to connect on LinkedIn. How would you like to respond? Serge Lescouarnec Owner, Errands Express LLC Confirm you know Serge You received an invitation to connect.
  • LinkedIn plots more points for Economic Graph, talent product roadmaps

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    21 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    LinkedIn's Economic Graph continues to grow as the social network now retains more than 313 million users and counting.
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  • Defining A City By Its Professional Skill Set with Data From LinkedIn

    Sohan Murthy
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    By their very design and origins, cities have always been linked closely to opportunity. In addition to providing concentrated access to a more diverse set of cultural, culinary, and educational options, cities also attract and nurture clusters of workers with complementary and contrasting skills. For workers considering a move, the professional attributes of a city can matter just as much as the attributes of a particular company or opportunity. Some professionals considering their next career move may be interested in an area that has a rich ecosystem of talent in their specialty. Others…
  • Getting Off the Sidelines: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

    Katie Ferrick
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    When Senator Gillibrand visited LinkedIn last week for her Speaker Series talk, she not only impressed us with her legislative accomplishments; she demonstrated the importance of telling stories — our stories, and the stories of those we serve or who need our help. This is how she is able to make a difference — by sharing her story and the story of others to inspire change.  She encouraged all of us to make our voices heard to change the world. Her stories of working on issues close to her heart and the hearts of the people she serves is a true beacon and reason for optimism in the…
  • Taking a Chunk Out of the Cost of College: Introducing LinkedIn’s College Scholarship

    Aaron Levin
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    We hear from students and recent graduates on a daily basis who are struggling in their decision about where to go to school and what to study. Over the course of the last three years, LinkedIn has been working hard to bring students new tools to help them through this decision making process. But an even bigger pain point seems to be figuring out just how they are going to pay for it all. To help with this problem, we are proud to introduce LinkedIn’s very first scholarship. We are giving away $100,000 in scholarships, with five grand prizes of $10,000. One grand prize will be given away…
  • Your Skills Are Your Competitive Edge on LinkedIn [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Mathieu Bastian
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Members who list  skills on their LinkedIn profiles receive an average of 13 times more profile views than those who don’t. That fact alone underscores the importance of making your profile shine with a comprehensive list of professional skills and expertise. There are more than 45,000 standardized skills to choose from to spruce up your profile (we recently added a thousand new ones). To help you think about what skills to add, we wanted to provide an inside look at the trends we’ve seein over the past year. More specifically, which skills and industries have been climbing the ranks,…
  • Big Thinkers. Big Data. Big Opportunity: Announcing The LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge

    Deepak Agarwal
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    LinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Facilitating economic empowerment is a big task that will require bold thinking by smart, passionate individuals and groups. Today, we’re kicking off an initiative that aims to encourage this type of big thinking: the LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge. The LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge is an idea that emerged from the development of the Economic Graph, a digital mapping of the global economy, comprised of a profile for every professional, company, job opportunity, the skills required to…
 
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  • Serge Lescouarnec's invitation is awaiting your response

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Serge Lescouarnec would like to connect on LinkedIn. How would you like to respond? Serge Lescouarnec Owner, Errands Express LLC Confirm you know Serge You received an invitation to connect.
  • 10 Mistakes on Social Media that Can Harm You and Will Probably Get You Canned

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    There are many common mistakes on social media that can harm you. Our daily life is permeated by media, internet, and social online platforms such as Facebook Inc. , LinkedIn Corp , Google Inc. 's Google Plus, or Twitter Inc. Indeed, personal relationships have also changed over the past decade and a half, following diverse technological developments.
  • Social Media And Mobile Large Video Displays Come Together With Volanti Displays And TINT

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:26 am
    Volanti Displays recently announced a unique offer for customers purchasing the Forza mobile video-wall. Every Forza purchase includes a one-month trial of TINT's Premium.
  • Employment Relationships in an Age of Rootlessness

    15 Oct 2014 | 11:36 pm
    The traditional model of lifetime employment, so well-suited to periods of relative stability, is too rigid for today's networked age, Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn and two co-authors state in "The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age" . They promote a new employment framework - an alliance based on how they can add value to each other.
  • EverTrue scores $8 mln Series B

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Boston-based EverTrue , a social donor management platform, has closed $8 million in Series B funding. Bain Capital Ventures led the round with participation from Silicon Valley Bank .
 
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  • Counter-intuitive advice: What to do with recruiters who call for your business

    Editor
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    I have a surprising tip for you today. This secret tip may seem counter-intuitive, but will increase your ability to target and source the best candidates for your company. Get connected! Here’s the secret: Connect on LinkedIn with EVERY recruiter that calls you.  I mean it.  Every single one of them. What!!!! You may be saying?  That’s crazy!  You are probably thinking you will get a slew of calls from recruiters thinking that you will be their next client.  Rest assured, you’ll get no more calls than you usually do. But think about it.  It’s predictable that those recruiters,…
  • LinkedIn endorsement in ‘social media’ highlight of unemployed man’s week

    Jimmy MacKinley
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Salisbury — After months on New Brunswick’s unemployment line, a Salisbury man’s week took a d
  • Oyinda - The Devil's Gonna Keep Me

    Sammy Lewis
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Wow, what a vocal! For those of you who don’t know, this is ‘Oyinda’ with her brand new single ‘The Devil’s Gonna Keep Me’! Huge fan of this! Great work ‘Oyinda’! Check out ‘The Devil’s Gonna Keep Me’ here
  • Grand Slam

    Laurie Jackson Author
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    My grand slam is coming up in November 2014. Graduation from Full Sail University, Florida–Online. It’s been an interesting 32 months. If it had not been for my wonderful husband, kids and mother, I would not have completed the course. I was taken out of my comfort zone way too many times. Leaving the house to interview a complete stranger. Not my cup of tea. When I graduated from high school 30 plus years ago, there was no way I was going to college. Life happens and since I kept journals, I learned that I loved to write. Raising five kids, there was no time for me to write. I…
  • Social media, ROI's and brand awareness.

    emmawormley
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Our next topic is set within the realm of using social media and its tools to gain a return on investment (ROI) for businesses. Social media is fast becoming a powerful marketing tool to improve brand awareness, increase revenue and grow ROI. Businesses can create media platforms to embrace their campaigns by engaging messages to strengthen their bond between the customer and the brand (Kumar et al ,2012). How effectively can marketing agency’s measure their social media ROI? So, how are organisations introducing social media within their brand landscapes? The social media explorer…
 
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    I’m On LinkedIn – Now What???

  • LinkedIn Announcements Change: Yippee! Hurrah!

    Jason Alba
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    In August I blogged about a dismal change LinkedIn had made: LinkedIn Announcement Change: Boo! Hiss! Today I’m here to report that the either changed back, or fixed a bug…. whatever the reason, LinkedIn Group Announcments have become useful again. The problem was that when you sent a “Group Announcement,” which is an email that members of your group get, the inbox subject would be: [New announcement] ___________________________ (the name of the group). You can seem an image on the August post. Since then I was almost resolved to give up on Group Announcements……
  • LinkedIn Articles: When You Can’t Reply To Comments

    Jason Alba
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    I wrote an article on LinkedIn that has upset some people because I said job seekers are stupid. Actually, I didn’t say that. I said they can say something that makes them SOUND stupid.  And some people thought I was talking about an interview, which I wasn’t.  They got hung up on a few things, got mad, and left a comment. Anyway, I went into the comments on the article, wrote a reply, and usually the reply got posted.  But sometimes the reply button did nothing… I click and click and click and nothing. I had to switch from Chrome (my default browser) to Internet…
  • Best LinkedIn Job Title When Unemployed

    Jason Alba
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Check out this post on Job-Hunt from Laura Smith-Proulx: The Best LinkedIn Job Title When You Are Unemployed The whole article is great – I want to focus on #1 and #2. Most of the time I see the job title (and professional headline, or as she calls it in #3, the headline) as a brag statement.  It is a part of history.  It is something that happened in the past. The problem with that is that a LinkedIn Profile (as well as a resume) is a marketing document.  Because of that, you shouldn’t necessarily focus on the past.  You should focus on what you want.  The future.  Why the…
  • Goodbye Introduction Requests? And EXCELLENT Advice from Donna Serdula

    Jason Alba
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    I saw this on a LinkedIn group I’m on: LinkedIn Removes Introduction Requests to 3rd Degree Connections Maybe people just weren’t using the Introduction requests. I had for a while, but LinkedIn had limited them, which was dumb.  I have a feeling people just weren’t using them much.  And those who did use them didn’t have much success. I think the main reason they are gone, though, is that it forces people to upgrade.  Many of the changes LinkedIn has made in the last few years (since a little before the IPO) that have left people scratching there heads were to get…
  • Rapportive not dying, just getting cut off at the knees

    Jason Alba
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:23 pm
    So LinkedIn is not discontinuing this feature, but it’s weakening it. Note: if you don’t use gmail, don’t worry about this I guess it was inevitable that LinkedIn would put up high walls around Rapportive’s functionality, and cut off other systems.  Kind of a play from the 1990′s, imo. Oh well, I had it, but didn’t use it that much.  The author of the article was, I think, too enthusiastic with this line:  “If you’re unfamiliar with Rapportive, you don’t email enough.” asdf
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  • Customer Experience Strategy: Who Are You Talking To?

    Joe Ruiz
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    When this question popped into my mind, I had a flashback to one of my parents scolding me for an impertinent comment. But seriously, as a marketer, who do you think you are talking to? While this may seem a very basic question, in a recent Razorfish study of marketing executives only 38% said they […] Author information Joe Ruiz This monthly Social Customer Experience Marketing column is contributed by Joseph Ruiz. Joseph is President of Strategic Marketing Solutions, a full-service marketing and consulting firm specializing in web-based integrated Relationship Marketing. Joseph…
  • 3 Free Tools to Create an Awesome SlideShare Presentation

    Ann Smarty
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Last month I was sharing some Slideshare content ideas including re-packaging screenshots, collecting quotes, curating content and re-using your presentations from events you are visiting. This time let’s share some tools that will make a presentation creation a breeze! First of all, a few words about PowerPoint which I am not including into the list […] Author information Ann Smarty Ann Smarty contributes a monthly column on Slideshare. Ann is the brand manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas, founder of MyBlogU and co-founder of Viral Content Buzz. She has 7 years of experience in…
  • 15 Steps to Building a Better Facebook Contest

    Jim Belosic
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Facebook contests are a proven way to drive engagement and boost visibility. That’s why so many companies run them. On Facebook, you can run a basic Timeline contest, or use third-party campaign-building software to host a contest that requires a little more effort. Timeline contests are very easy to put up, but using third-party software […] Author information Jim Belosic This monthly Facebook column is contributed by Jim Belosic. Jim is co-founder of ShortStack, a software company that powers apps for Facebook, mobile and websites. He also contributes a monthly column to Social…
  • Recruitment : The Success of a Social Referral Program

    Laurianne Laval
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    More and more brands are creating their own serious games to recruit the talent of tomorrow ( L’Oreal, Orange, Danone … ). Some of these games quickly become viral, while others serve as marketing tools or boost awareness (UN, Farmerama). But does serious gaming belong in business? Why outsource candidate recruitment when your employees are […] Author information Laurianne Laval This monthly Social Recruiting column is contributed by Laurianne Laval. Laurianne is Public Relations Manager at myjobcompany.com. She blogs to show brands how to use social media in their recruitment.
  • Draw Me a POEM: Define Media Influence

    Raymond Morin
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    To stand out in the age of social media, companies should focus their strategies on content and influence online marketing, and aim to position themselves among the influencers in their area. As traditional advertising has little impact and the recommendations of peer-to-peer prevail, companies must focus on the quality of their content to reach the new prosumers of Generation […] Author information Raymond Morin Raymond Morin contributes a monthly column on Social Media Influence. Raymond is a francophone author and speaker who has 20 years experience acting as a senior strategic…
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  • What are the new LinkedIn Premium account features all about?

    Matt Kersey
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    You may have recently come across a LinkedIn profile that looks radically different from yours. And you may have asked yourself, “What’s this?” or “How can I get this? I want to be cool too!” Back in June LinkedIn rolled out an updated version of their premium accounts. And while it is a big leap [...] The post What are the new LinkedIn Premium account features all about? appeared first on LinkedSelling.
  • How Direct Sponsored Content Has Completely Changed LinkedIn Ads

    Ryan Farrell
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    Direct Sponsored Content allows advertisers on LinkedIn to promote dark (hidden) posts to their selected audience. This gives the advertiser power to create sponsored updates that will show up in the news feed’s of their targeted ad audience. Being able to decide whether or not your post will be seen by your network has two [...] The post How Direct Sponsored Content Has Completely Changed LinkedIn Ads appeared first on LinkedSelling.
  • How to Utilize Email Lists to Grow Your LinkedIn Connections

    Ben Kniffen
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    The first thing everyone tells you to do when you create a LinkedIn profile is to import your email contacts and invite them to connect. It seems like a simple task but LinkedIn has implemented some major changes to their “connections” area over the past year that make aspects of this process a little tricky [...] The post How to Utilize Email Lists to Grow Your LinkedIn Connections appeared first on LinkedSelling.
  • How to Write Content That YOU Actually Want to Read

    Annie Niehoff
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am currently reading  “Steal Like An Artist,” by Austin Kleon where he identifies the 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative. One chapter, Write the Book You Want to Read, has particularity inspired me to focus my daily work and writing into a space of creativity. Kleon says that we should do more [...] The post How to Write Content That YOU Actually Want to Read appeared first on LinkedSelling.
  • 3 Things You Can Do to Generate Leads with LinkedIn Posts

    Josh Turner
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    Ever since LinkedIn released their publishing platform, people have been asking… What should I be doing to utilize this? What “this” is really even supposed to be called is up for discussion. In their help section, LinkedIn calls it “Long-Form Posts.”   In other places, they’re called just Posts.  Sometimes they’re called LinkedIn Articles. It’s [...] The post 3 Things You Can Do to Generate Leads with LinkedIn Posts appeared first on LinkedSelling.
 
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  • LinkedIn Soliciting: Harshing My Mellow by @seansullivan110

    Sean Sullivan
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    At Integrated Alliances, we had a weekly discussion about professionals. Yes… PROFESSIONALS using LinkedIn contact emails by subscribing them to their newsletters. The day after Lori mentioned what was going on with her colleagues. I experienced the same incident with another sender. I am not going to name names. But I was pretty ticked off. And my mellow was shot for 30 minutes. I asked myself a few questions. How did I get this email? It moved to… Did I sign up for this? Am I connected with this person on LinkedIn? After about investigating for 5 minutes, I found the person WAS a…
  • LinkedIn Targeting: Honing Your Crowd and Finding that Verse by @seansullivan110

    Sean Sullivan
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Concerts rock! Why do we love concerts? Well there is a few reasons why. We love jamming out to our favorite songs. We love the experience. At Integrated Alliances, we love how concerts relate to our company’s goals. Rockstars know exactly whom their fans are. They point at them during the concert. They serenade. The lead singer might get down on his knees and scream out an awesome verse. What does this all mean? Rockstars know how to praise their fans for coming. Not only that. They know how to get their fans to the show. As the Audience Manager, my position and my passion are to get those…
  • Social Selling with The Eagles – Already Gone by @mikeoneilrocks

    mikeoneil
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    Social Selling is about many things. But first and foremost it is about getting attention and keeping their interest – what people see and read. It is about relationship building and this article deals with the start of many of those relationships. Sorry to say this, but your profile might be killing business prospects and you may not even know it. Visitors come to your profile and they might be “already gone”. Why is this and what can you do about it? Visitors may be coming to your LinkedIn profile and they just don’t like what they see. They jump for the back button. You’ve…
  • Social Selling with The Eagles – One Of These Nights by @mikeoneilrocks

    mikeoneil
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    You’ve heard this, or something like it before. I need to improve my LinkedIn profile and I’ll get to it “One of These Nights.” It is on a list of “somedays” that we all have that probably also includes exercising more, eating better or cleaning out the basement. If you are going to begin social selling (and many of our readers should) it starts with an update of your LinkedIn profile, one that will begin “One of These Nights*.”  The problem is that night never quite seems to arrive. I am actually an Industrial Engineer (1983) and I remember something similar from my physics…
  • #SocialSelling with The Eagles – Pretty Maids All In A Row by @mikeoneilrocks

    mikeoneil
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:50 am
    When its only you that you have to be concerned about, life can be pretty simple (like one cat). Make it a team effort and all bets are off. Chances are your team is not “pretty maids all in a row” on LinkedIn but it CAN be. That brings us to the topic of marketing, users, profiles, sales and social selling. The problem is your team may not look the part for social selling. They are probably not all “on board” and they truly need to be. This herd of cats requires some extra attention. Here is a simple system for getting your team fully on board with their profiles in a TEAM WAY so…
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  • Top 3 Reasons Why Financial Advisors Should Use LinkedIn

    Lindsey Stemann
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Are you competitive? How are you creating your competitive edge? Would you say that you are the leader of the pack? Beating out your competition? When was the last time you thought about it? One of my favorite types of professionals to work with is the financial advisor. Why? They understand that in order to take their production to the next level they must invest in themselves and their business. The investment is a combination of hiring associates to delegate to and free up time to find and help more people, hiring a personal trainer to stay physically fit and have a higher degree of…
  • Quick Tip: Updates are coming to the LinkedIn User Agreement

    Erin Miller
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
      LinkedIn is making a few changes! If you post original content on LinkedIn, these updates might be of interest to you.   Effective October 23, 2014, the LinkedIn User Agreement and Privacy Policy will change. If you love reading long user agreements, legal language and policies as much as I do, feel free to don a party hat, pour yourself your favorite cocktail and read to your heart’s content! Otherwise, look below for a few highlights, taken directly from our friends at LinkedIn:   You can find a preview of the updated User Agreement here. The video below also does a great…
  • Help LinkedIn – I Need a Job!

    Lynne Leidy
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    I was having lunch with a group of people last week and I heard someone mention that their son was looking for a job. So I said, “He’s on LinkedIn, right?” She replied, “No. Can people apply for jobs using LinkedIn too?” To be honest, I didn’t understand how she could ask me this question. She is on LinkedIn, and has a very nice profile. Needless to say, I was a bit shocked after this conversation. I spend a lot of time talking to people about all the OTHER things you can do on LinkedIn besides looking for a job. But, since there are so many people posting content…
  • LinkedIn Success Story | LinkedIn is the Cement that Holds Relationships Together

    Lynne Leidy
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
          Verna Regler, Partner Maryland Construction Network, LLC   Building a successful business requires several fundamental ingredients including: An exemplary product at an affordable price Old fashioned work ethic Relationships, relationships, relationships! After all, if you work hard selling and promoting “the best of the best” but haven’t effectively identified your audience or your potential clients, it’s doubtful you’ll ever reach your full potential. Existing relationships must be cemented. New relationships must be created. Your product must be front…
  • Crickets on Your LinkedIn Company Page?

    Alicia Dodd
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Last May, a colleague of mine, Lindsey Stemann, wrote an article regarding the “5 Ways to Expand Your LinkedIn Company Footprint.” The post primarily focused on how to increase your LinkedIn company awareness online. Today, I’d like to expand upon this article and discuss five ways to increase company page awareness through your everyday correspondence with people. I believe this post is beneficial to anyone who’s been put in charge of increasing their LinkedIn Company Page awareness, as well as, businesses looking to get the word out about their new LinkedIn Company Page. 1.
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