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Crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community, rather than from traditional employees or suppliers.[1] While this definition from Merriam Webster is valid, a more specific definition is heavily debated.[2] The process of crowdsourcing is often used to subdivide tedious work[3] and has occurred successfully offline−see the examples below.


It combines the efforts of numerous self-identified volunteers or part-time workers, where each contributor of their own initiative adds a small portion to the greater result. The term "crowdsourcing" is a portmanteau of "crowd" and "outsourcing"; it is distinguished from outsourcing in that the work comes from an undefined public rather than being commissioned from a specific, named group. Definitions[edit] 4 Job Search Performance Enhancement Tips. Chelsea P.

4 Job Search Performance Enhancement Tips

Gladden is the Director of Marketing & PR for FlexJobs, an award-winning service that helps job-seekers find professional opportunities that also offer work flexibility, such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time or alternative schedules. To learn more about Chelsea, visit or tweet her @FlexJobsChelsea. If you’re like millions of Americans looking for a job right now, it might be time to take a step back and evaluate your job-search tactics.


How To Make The Most Out Of LinkedIn - Flock. Screenshot By default, LinkedIn gives your profile a wonky URL with a bunch of numbers and letters.

How To Make The Most Out Of LinkedIn - Flock

Linked Intelligence » 100+ Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn - Flock. Top Five Ways to Use LinkedIn for Social Media Marketing. LinkedIn can be a useful source for social media marketing.

Top Five Ways to Use LinkedIn for Social Media Marketing

It is easy to use and free, with over 60 million members. This is a market where people expect to network, get to know different companies, and expand their own business circles. No matter what service or product a LinkedIn page represents, it puts a personal, yet professional face on any company. Below are the top five ways LinkedIn can be used to grab attention from this audience, and generate quality leads. 1. As the business owner, once a personal profile has been set up and some friends and employees have been established in the network, it’s important to ask around from these connections for recommendations. 2. Since social media is founded in the interaction between people, it’s also just as important to give out reviews and recommendations to colleagues and to clients. 3. A personal network is great, and is important on LinkedIn for showing the authenticity of the company, but it won’t reach beyond that network. 4.

3 Ways Marketers Can Leverage the New LinkedIn. Have you noticed the changes to LinkedIn recently?

3 Ways Marketers Can Leverage the New LinkedIn

Although changes to LinkedIn are less frequent than on Facebook, they can have significant marketing implications. Read further to find out how the recent changes to LinkedIn impact your social media marketing. 4 Ways to Profit From LinkedIn. Are you a LinkedIn newbie?

4 Ways to Profit From LinkedIn

Do you struggle to network and show off your expertise? Do you want to secure new business? If so, the most important thing to know is that LinkedIn is not just a modern Rolodex or a glorified resume. It contains more valuable information about a contact than you could imagine. 13 Brands Using LinkedIn Company Page Features the Right Way. Back in November, I set out to write a post to highlight businesses that were using LinkedIn's company page features effectively.

13 Brands Using LinkedIn Company Page Features the Right Way

Needless to say, I couldn't find enough examples to create a compelling post, so in my dismay, what I actually ended up writing was, "11 Reasons Your LinkedIn Company Page Sucks. " What can I say? I was a little bitter and, frankly, slightly disappointed in the social media marketers of the world. We recently reported that, in a study of the over 5,000 inbound marketers where we pitted LinkedIn against Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn proved to be the most effective social media channel for lead generation -- 277% more effective, in fact. 4 Ways to Optimize Groups on Linkedin. LinkedIn has proven itself to be a power player when it comes to social networks, with over 187 million members as of October 2012.

4 Ways to Optimize Groups on Linkedin

If you’re a small business owner and you’re not on LinkedIn, quickly add it to your new year’s resolutions list and sign up immediately – the resources are unlimited and free to use. One of the biggest opportunities on LinkedIn are all of the groups that connect you with like-minded professionals in your industry. Whether you’re trying to network, get product or service feedback, find future employees or even business partners, LinkedIn groups has every opportunity you need to succeed in the coming year.

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Using LinkedIn Groups for Power Networking

Young Entrepreneurs Today's Most Read 9 Proven Ways to Get People to Take You Seriously 4 Intangibles That Drive CEOs What It Takes to Go From Dead Broke to 6 Figures in 6 Months The Mentality of a Successful Career 4 Big Challenges That Startups Face. Visualize your LinkedIn network. 21 Ways To Build Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn. As a social media trainer, I get a few recurring LinkedIn questions in my workshops and seminars.

21 Ways To Build Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

I thought I would compile a little list with questions and answers here, hopefully they will be useful to you. Most questions are related to sales, marketing and recruitment which is basically the type of professionals I tend to train. Here goes the 21 LinkedIn questions and answers: 1. Apply with LinkedIn *New Button* Apply with LinkedIn is an easy, elegant, flexible plugin that enables visitors to your career page to apply to jobs with their LinkedIn profiles. With just a few lines of copy-paste code, your users can get a frictionless, beautiful application experience that results in more candidates of higher quality for you. If you want, learn more about the benefits of Apply with LinkedIn before continuing with this technical guide.

FC - 5 tips. Whether it's Mark Zuckerberg talking about killing pigs or a Hollywood blockbuster under its belt, Facebook has plenty of attention in our lives. Twitter falls into the same camp. From Justin Bieber's noisy 10 million followers to hordes of social media gurus tweeting the benefits of 140 characters or less, it's easy to discover how and what makes Twitter work.

However, there is one social network that lacks drama but makes up for it with a devoted business community and plenty of compelling features. 15 Tips To Optimize Your LinkedIn Initiative. This is a guest post by Lior Levin. LinkedIn has enjoyed explosive growth since its debut in 2003. The real question is whether or not you’re making the most of your LinkedIn efforts and networking in general? LinkedIn is so much more than social networking for businesses and business people – it can totally change how you run your business as a whole. Post your Facebook Business page here!