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LinkedIn Tip: New Functionality, But New Limits

Given the breakneck pace at which LinkedIn tends to change things, I don’t always get around to writing a blog post about every minor adjustment they make to their interface, processes, or capabilities.  Recently, though, they’ve made a few fairly significant tweaks to the site that I definitely think warrant mentioning. As always, some of […]

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The 12 Posts of Christmas (#9: LinkedIn’s Field of Study Explorer)

Item #9: LinkedIn “Field of Study Explorer” Page (https://www.linkedin.com/edu) Wondering what non-traditional careers one might be able to pursue with a finance major?  Or where that philosophy or sociology degree might be able to take you?  Or what careers your child might want to start pursuing, if he or she is about to graduate from […]

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LinkedIn Tip: New Premium Account Features

While LinkedIn is notorious for tinkering with their website on an ongoing basis, and I routinely experience “wow, that’s different than it used to be!” moments in working with the tool, the latest round of changes they’ve made bears calling out — since some of the latest tweaks they’ve made are fairly significant. For those […]

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LinkedIn Tip: New “Volunteer” Functionality

As many informed job market observers have discussed, over the years, volunteering one’s time can provide a great many benefits in a job search context.  It can lead to quality new relationships and networking opportunities.  It can build your confidence and help you learn new skills.  It can take your mind off your own employment […]

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LinkedIn Tip: The Hiscox Reactor

Ever notice how many cool things there are on the Internet that have little or no practical value? LinkedIn now has a new application associated with it — The Hiscox Reactor — that fits squarely into this category.  For those who haven’t yet discovered it, you click on the link you’ll find here and then, […]

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Job Search Copywriting: Inspiration Abounds!

I’m sure all of you out there have heard the old saying that “imitation is the highest form of flattery.”  There’s one along these lines that I like even better, however.  It’s from playwright Wilson Mizner and it states: ““If you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many, it’s research!” Today’s […]

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LinkedIn Tip: The New “Contacts” Functionality

Are we there yet?  Have we reached the point where LinkedIn has become so powerful, and so well-established in the business world, that we should now rely on it to serve as our complete “network management system” of choice? Up until recently, this wasn’t really an option, since LinkedIn didn’t have the built-in features that […]

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LinkedIn Tip: New Interface, New Features

As many of you may have noticed, the programmers over at LinkedIn have continued to be busy little bees — and have started rolling out a major interface change over the preceding weeks.  This update is a fairly substantial one, involving the addition of multiple new features, as well as a significant overhaul to the […]

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LinkedIn Tip: Time to Pony Up for Paid Subscription?

For years, I’ve steadfastly maintained that very few LinkedIn users — including most job hunters — don’t need to fork over the funds to get a “premium” subscription on the LinkedIn website.  There was simply no need, as people have historically been able to use about 97% of the system’s key functionality without paying a […]

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LinkedIn Tip: Goodbye Answers, You’ll Be Missed!

LinkedIn users, did you catch this message that the site sent out a few weeks ago? “As of Jan. 31, LinkedIn Answers will be retired from LinkedIn. We will be focusing our efforts on the development of new and more engaging ways to share and discuss professional topics across LinkedIn. In the meantime, members can […]

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