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5 Top LinkedIn Features for Personal Brands

Since 2003 LinkedIn has been building an effective career networking tool online for connecting with the right people. The first step towards building your personal brand is have a presence there. The second step is to tap into all that it has to offer. Show More Summary

How Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, And Other Self-Made Billionaires Got Their Big Break

A career doesn't move linearly, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman famously advised — it can ratchet up suddenly with one critical insight, meeting, or opportunity. You call it a big break. Every success story has one. Even luminaries like Sheryl Sandberg, Steve Jobs, and Howard Schultz had a moment where the path of their future clicked into focus. Show More Summary

Media Internships Don’t Lead to Jobs. So What?

11 hours agoIndustries / Media : 10,000 Words

We all know internships are the best way to get a job in media, right? Er, not so much, according to this interactive chart via LinkedIn. The research doesn’t even delve into the issues of paying interns or what, if anything, you can get from working in digital media. Show More Summary

Twitter Kills More of Its Darlings: Tweet Analytics for All

I greet the release of Twitter Analytics with a smile AND a shrug. It’s an attempt at monetising without an ecosystem vision. And it is an affront to the users who have invested not just in the platform (Twitter, LinkedIn and yes Facebook too), but in the ecosystem as well.

Salesforce.com Wants To Be The New LinkedIn (CRM)

Salesforce.com officially rolled out a new and improved version of its enterprise chat product on Thursday, a tool it calls Community Cloud. And it wants to take on, or at least mimic, LinkedIn with the new product. Community Cloud is like a custom, private version of LinkedIn for businesses, it says. Show More Summary

To Be Certified ? Or Not?

Recently in the LinkedIn group “Agile”, Alan Moran posted a question, “How valuable is agile certification to you?”The general consensus seemed to be that certification was helpful in terms of getting a job. For example, Nicolas Umiastowski...Show More Summary

LinkedIn Profile Review: Glen [Aired 8/26/14]

In this episode, J.T. reviews the profile of Glen and shows viewers what it is that Glen needs to change in order to improve his profile. Don’t miss out on this informative episode of LinkedIn Labs. Want to submit your profile for review on LinkedIn Labs? Please submit your profile URL and explanation of why we should... Show More Summary

Digital #Marketing 101: This is Why Your Website is Not Converting by @Rocco_Zebra_Adv

Many companies today get frustrated when their digital marketing plans fail. Forums and LinkedIn conversations are filled with business owners trying to understand what’s wrong with their campaigns. Too often, people forget sales and conversions are just the tip of the iceberg in a long and complex system called the sales funnel. Show More Summary

What Do You Get For $4,500 of Native Advertising?

We scraped up a little budget and experimented with several native content distribution channels. The experiment focused on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Outbrain. Here's what we discovered.

3 Painless Steps to Better Networking, Both Online and Off

For anyone who groans at the words "networking event" take heart: there's another way. This post defeats the idea that you can only get the network you want by doing the things you hate. Specific strategies for LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are included.

9 Reasons to Self-Promote on LinkedIn

They may call you a sellout or a hustler, but when it comes to LinkedIn, it pays to be generous with your connections. As much as marketers lecture on the importance of quality over quantity, there’s no denying there are some major benefits to accumulating hordes of followers and friends, even if admittedly they couldn’t even pass for acquaintances IRL.

Are you ready for donors using LinkedIn?

In teaching nonprofit social media, I call LinkedIn the "little engine that could." Started in late 2002, LinkedIn has seen many social media platforms rise and fall. (Anyone remember Friendster or MySpace?) But LinkedIn keeps trucking along. And in my non-scientific experience, it is the preferred social media platform of many executives. They tell me [...]

3 graphs show that successful founders don’t drop out, and Peter Thiel is wrong

A Linkedin report finds that successful founders go to college, have job experience, and are networked -- contrary to the usual stereotype of young, inexperienced college dropouts. But the report is missing some key data points.

Why LinkedIn Is the Most Powerful Marketing Tool of the 21st Century

LinkedIn is the most powerful marketing tool of the 21st century and there are three main reasons why -- media, partnerships and clients. Before we get into the specifics let me share some background with you. I've been involved in the online marketing game for almost a decade now. Show More Summary

Ad Exchange Primer for Cynics | LinkedIn Adds Targeting | Google Eats Potential YouTube Competitor

Robot Invasion: George Simpson explains, only half-jokingly, how the industry got to where it is today ("akimbo" comes to mind) in regard to programmatic buying of various sorts. It is probably the most cynical and perhaps the accurate...Show More Summary

Lofty Valuation And Substantial Stock Based Compensation Bode Poorly For Workday

By Amit Ghate: In a recent SA article, I noted the strong discrepancy between LinkedIn's (NYSE:LNKD) actual GAAP earnings versus the non-GAAP earnings which were typically reported in the financial media - with the difference being largely attributable to stock-based compensation (SBC). Show More Summary

17 Tips for Publishing on LinkedIn

When LinkedIn launched as a professional social community  in 2003, it claimed a place in the social space that was not yet represented. LinkedIn is exclusively focused on professional B2C and B2B connections and activities. LinkedIn’s...Show More Summary

Not Good for Its Resume: LinkedIn Pays $6 Million in Back Wages, Damages

This isn’t going to look good on LinkedIn’s resume. Professional Social Network LinkedIn Corp. has paid nearly $6 million in back wages and damages to 359 current and former employees. It settles a suit brought by the U.S. Labor Department, which said workers were not properly paid for overtime worked between February, 2012 and February, […]

A LinkedIn Executive Shares The #1 Tip For Using The Professional Social Network

Steve Johnson, LinkedIn’s VP of user experience, is the guy in charge of designing the site's look, feel, and function. Naturally, he's a LinkedIn whiz, and in a recent interview he shared his favorite tip for members: Don't be afraid to show your personality. Show More Summary

Survey: Where to Find Top Sales Talent

Previously unpublished data from LinkedIn reveals the supply/demand for trained salespeople.

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