This resource is intended for people who… …are new to it and wondering how to use LinkedIn for business and career development …have used LinkedIn a while but feel like they haven’t really been getting the most out of it …are trying to persuade their friends to join LinkedIn and want to show the value of it …think there’s no real value in LinkedIn (we hope to convince you otherwise) No matter how much I may know about using LinkedIn, millions of users (or some subset thereof) are collectively going to know a whole lot more about it than I do. In May 2007, I kicked off a group writing project called “Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn”. What follows are the results of that project, plus some writings of my own, plus various blog posts and a couple of articles that fit the intent of this collection.
January 20th, 2009 | by Jason Alba | Over on the Career Resumes blog I just wrote about some of the bad stuff I’m hearing about with regard to LinkedIn. There is a post from Jaculynn Peterson titled LinkedIn’s soon-to-be-missed opportunity , which has some great points. I hear these points continually as people wonder what the heck LinkedIn is thinking.
What do Microsoft, Ebay, Netflix, and Target have in common? All these companies (and many more) have used LinkedIn to recruit candidates for employment. Kay Luo, (former) Director of Corporate Communications at LinkedIn , explains why, "The main reason that companies are using LinkedIn is to find passive job candidates.
Introduction Objectives: Explore the wonderful world of social networking. Get in deep with two of the most popular services (MySpace and Facebook) and touch on some of the others that are out there. Get a feel for the similarities and differences, and blog about what you think! MySpace and Facebook are particularly popular with “Net Generation” users.