Tag Archives: LinkedIn

LinkedIn Safety

29 Sep

I found this informative video that LinkedIn posted regarding safety on their social network. As Leading Hands Through Technology has repeatedly stressed, the best way to use social media is to continually monitor your digital footprint. LinkedIn is referred to as the business professionals network and as the go-to resource for career building. My rule of thumb is to only connect with people that I have personally met or exchanged a business card.

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CardMunch Turns Business Cards Into Contacts

25 Nov

Card Munch by LinkedIn is the app that turns business cards into contacts. Simply hold the card in front of the app and let the Card Munch turn it into a contact. Believe it or not (not the Greatest American Hero) the app does a good job of interpretation of almost virtually any business card. No wonder LinkedIn bought this company and nabbed their app!

http://www.cardmunch.com/

 

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Using LinkedIn Like Rolodex

28 May

Back only 10 years ago, I had sitting on my desk the big Rolodex with all my business cards. I was methodical about keeping them organized. After every major networking event, I would go back and add new business cards. When it was time to make that important call, I would flip through the cards, find the name and call the number. Most of the time the contact would no longer be with that company, so I would then hunt down where they landed.

Today I use LinkedIn as my Rolodex, the site is best way to keep business contacts at your fingertips. When a contact leaves a position, the first thing they do is update their LinkedIn page. Most of the users will update their email address to the most current address, so you are guaranteed one source of contact. Below are listed some other benefits of using LinkedIn as a Rolodex.

LinkedIn as a Rolodex:
1) Resume
2) Keeps most relevant contact info
3) Easy way to contact
4) Post questions to community
5) Join relevant organizations

Are you on LinkedIn? Are you utilizing it this way?
http://linkedin.com

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Commentary: Tired of Social Media?

14 Aug

Everywhere you turn, whether if its on the six o’clock news or at sporting events, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn advertisements are posted. “Join us”, “Follow Us”, “Hit Us Up”, “Make Us Your Friend”, “Connect With Us” on the Internet is the message we continually hear from companies. Are we starting to reach the breaking point with all the inundation of the social media fad? Honestly, how many more times can we hear about that party that happened last night? How many more times can we hear the story about your goldfish that came back to life after a food coma?

In the next few months, more and more people will begin to delete their profiles and go offline. More viruses will be hitting our Twitter accounts. More scams will be encroaching on our lifestyles via social media (SM). Advertising will be coming soon to Twitter and every other Tweet will be slammed with ad words and search related noise. The culmination of all of these threats will turn off many users, but will we truly lose them? Will it be too late to get back all those millions of users that got turned off by the social media bandwagon? I say, “no”.

Human nature is to be curious. Eventually another secure form of micro-blogging communication will emerge. We can’t get rid of social media phenomenon because our “friends” want to know what we are doing at all times.

So how will the world adjust to SM? Simple. New tools are appearing that will automate responses. Professional writing teams are being assembled to represent corporations in social media. The question is, how will the average person keep up with SM? Sure mobile applications give us the ability to update over lives on the go, but we tend to add even more to our schedules when something becomes faster. Eventually will we all just pay someone to do our social media for us, like someone mowing our lawns.

Are you tired of Social Media?

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LinkedIn Blog: Insider News

29 Mar

Your favorite business social networking website LinkedIn has a blog. Follow the latest techniques and get the most out of this simple, clean and strong website with insider news. For example, LinkedIn recently launched a new apps in which you can add your WordPress or TypePad blog to your profile.

Personally, I use this website to keep all my business contacts in once place, so when a connection changes a position, I still have their most recent contact information. Discover how to the most out of your LinkedIn account by checking out their blog.

http://blog.linkedin.com/

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