How to Use LinkedIn: When to Accept or Decline an Invitation

Like many people, right now I have a huge number of pending LinkedIn invitations. LinkedIn advises us to accept connection requests only if we know a person well, but since so many people have thousands of connections, clearly, a lot of LinkedIn users are ignoring LinkedIn’s instructions and are using other criteria to decide whether […]

How To Use LinkedIn: Success Stories

To many people, LinkedIn seems like a chaotic, confusing mess. It can feel like there are too many strangers trying to connect with you, too many people trying to sell you something, and too much content that isn’t relevant to you. Or, it can feel like the worst parts of high school where the popular […]

LinkedIn Success Story: Paul Johnson

Eight months ago, Paul Johnson had never used LinkedIn but he had heard that doing so might be beneficial to his marketing consulting business, Missing Piece Marketing. Johnson created an account and began experimenting. First Johnson joined 20 LinkedIn groups associated with marketing and the small business community. To increase his level of involvement and […]

How To Use LinkedIn: Advice From A Recruiter

Job seekers, recruiter Bruce Hurwitz has advice on how to use LinkedIn: Focus on keywords and make your availability clear! He explains, “I use LinkedIn to find candidates. I do a search in the geographic area of my client, filtering by industry, and I send a message through LinkedIn to everyone in my network who […]

How To Use LinkedIn: Patricia Nixon

When Patricia Nixon was laid off in 2008 from her consulting position as a Business Analyst for the NYC Mayor’s Office, she decided that since she loves to write, her first priority was to write. She began writing everywhere. While reading discussions on LinkedIn, she realized that most discussions posted there weren’t really discussions at […]

How To Land A Job By Impressing A Recruiter

Every week job seekers ask me how to land a job by impressing a recruiter. Sometimes it may seem mysterious how recruiters evaluate talent, so recently I decided to go straight to the sources and get specific answers from the recruiters and employers themselves. This is one of the longest blog posts I’ve ever written […]