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Crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing, a modern business term coined in 2005,[1] is defined by Merriam-Webster as the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, especially an online community, rather than from employees or suppliers.[2][1] A portmanteau of crowd and outsourcing,[3][4] its more specific definitions are yet heavily debated.[5] This mode of sourcing is often used to divide work between participants,[6] and has a history of success prior to the digital age—"offline".


By definition, crowdsourcing combines the efforts of numerous self-selected volunteers or part-time workers; each person's contribution combines with those of others to achieve a cumulative result. Definitions[edit] "Simply defined, crowdsourcing represents the act of a company or institution taking a function once performed by employees and outsourcing it to an undefined (and generally large) network of people in the form of an open call.

Historical examples[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. 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. 5. 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. 4 Ways to Profit From LinkedIn. 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. As a marketer, particularly if you're in the B2B game, how could you not leverage that awesome lead generation potential? Well, it's been several months now, and I wanted to give you LinkedIn marketers out there another chance. Blog RSS Feed. 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. Using LinkedIn Groups for Power Networking. Skip Advertisement This ad will close in 15 seconds...

Using LinkedIn Groups for Power Networking

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Jayson DeMers Podcasts Top 25 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs. 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. 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.

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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. Click on the button to see Apply with LinkedIn in action: inApply with LinkedInGet hired faster Don't worry! 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. Post your Facebook Business page here!