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NetWORKing for a Job

NetWORKing for a Job

I’m helping an acquaintance find a job. While he’s sharp and has been successful, he’s not sufficiently engaged in his job search, even after six months. Basically, he had been just going through the motions. He: Has a long elevator speech, Wrote a generic resume and incomplete LinkedIn profile, Contacted ...

The 4 Essential Steps for the Perfect Networking Meeting

The 4 Essential Steps for the Perfect Networking Meeting

It’s without a doubt the most expensive cup of coffee ever ordered. Last year, someone paid more than $600,000 to share coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook. To the person who won the bidding war: I hope you sipped your latte slowly. Every gulp ran you about 50 grand. The coffee chat was sponsored by Charity Buzz, ...

LinkedIn Acquires Bizo, a Business Marketing Company, for $175M

LinkedIn Acquires Bizo, a Business Marketing Company, for $175M

LinkedIn just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Bizo, a company that helps advertisers reach businesses and professionals. LinkedIn says the deal is worth around $175 million — 90 percent cash and 10 percent stock. Bizo spun out from business directory ZoomInfo back in 2008. It raised a total of $20 ...

How to Write the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary

How to Write the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary

Ever been quoted in the newspaper? Pretty cool feeling, right? Well, the next time your name appears in an article, your LinkedIn contacts could receive an email about it. LinkedIn recently acquired Newsle, a start-up that scans articles and blogs for mentions of specific people. LinkedIn wants to use the technology ...

Evernote Can Now Scan Business Cards, Bring In LinkedIn Info

Evernote Can Now Scan Business Cards, Bring In LinkedIn Info

Fact: everyone likes doing business with the guy who remembers them. With that in mind, LinkedIn and Evernote just announced a new partnership to bring the Rolodex into the 21st century, and it all starts with a photo of a standard business card. Evernote will instantly digitize it and bring in any relevant LinkedIn info. ...

24 LinkedIn “Endorsements” Way Better Than the Ones We Use Now

24 LinkedIn “Endorsements” Way Better Than the Ones We Use Now

Skills gap? What skills gap? That’s the contention from Paul Krugman, columnist for The New York Times. Krugman rejects the idea that employers want to make new hires but can’t find people with the “right” set of skills. Krugman: “Think about what we would expect to find if there really were a skills ...

LinkedIn Sends Cease and Desist to SellHack, Which Lets You Get Any User’s Email

LinkedIn Sends Cease and Desist to SellHack, Which Lets You Get Any User’s Email

A new tool called Sell Hack claims it allows anyone to see the email address of a LinkedIn user. We contacted LinkedIn about it this morning and the company responded in the evening to say the company’s legal team is delivering a cease and desist letter to Sell Hack “as a result of several violations.” “LinkedIn ...

LinkedIn Buys Job Matching Service ‘Bright’ for $120 Million

LinkedIn Buys Job Matching Service ‘Bright’ for $120 Million

LinkedIn has made its biggest acquisition deal to date on Thursday. The professional social network has purchased the job matching service Bright for $120 million, made up of 73 percent stock and 27 percent cash. After the deal closes in the first quarter of 2014, several members of Bright’s team will join LinkedIn, ...

LinkedIn’s ‘How You’re Connected’ Makes Introductions Easier

LinkedIn’s ‘How You’re Connected’ Makes Introductions Easier

LinkedIn on Wednesday launched a new “How You’re Connected” tool on profile pages that aims to help members introduce each other. This feature will begin rolling out to English members around the world beginning Wednesday, and the social media company says the types of insights it provides will be expanded “in the ...

Answering Five More LinkedIn Job Search Questions

Answering Five More LinkedIn Job Search Questions

Today’s blog continues with Jan Wallen (you can check out her website here), an expert on selling online who literally wrote the book on using LinkedIn, answering more LinkedIn job search questions about how to use this social networking site for job search. (Here’s a link to the previous seven LinkedIn job search ...