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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 ...

Answering Seven LinkedIn Job Search Questions

Answering Seven LinkedIn Job Search Questions

I took advantage of a recent lunch with fellow MENG member Jan Wallen (you can check out her website here), an expert on selling online who literally wrote the book on using LinkedIn, to ask her LinkedIn job search questions relating to how executives should use this social networking site. Following are Jan’s ...

LinkedIn’s Main Feed Now Features Sponsored Job Listings

LinkedIn’s Main Feed Now Features Sponsored Job Listings

LinkedIn’s Sponsored Jobs listings are getting increased visibility on Monday, with a move that has them now appearing in LinkedIn’s main feed on the member homepage. Before, Sponsored Jobs were only available in the “Jobs You May Be Interested In” module on the homepage, and in emails sent out to subscribers. The ...

LinkedIn Opens Doors to High Schoolers Older Than 13

LinkedIn Opens Doors to High Schoolers Older Than 13

While there has been quite a lot of discussion about how Facebook may be losing its cachet among younger users who are going elsewhere for their social media kicks, LinkedIn made a bold move to start reaching out itself to this very lucrative, if fickle, audience: LinkedIn is beginning to promote itself to high school ...

LinkedIn Introduces Two-Step Verification to Secure Accounts

LinkedIn Introduces Two-Step Verification to Secure Accounts

Just more than a week after Twitter introduced two-step verification, LinkedIn has followed suit. LinkedIn announced in a blog post Friday that users on the social network for professionals now have the option to enable two-step verification via SMS text message to protect their accounts. "All LinkedIn accounts are already ...

LinkedIn Now Lets You Share Photos, Documents, More in Status Updates

LinkedIn Now Lets You Share Photos, Documents, More in Status Updates

Less than a month after it introduced multimedia content to users’ profile pages, LinkedIn has rolled out similar functionality for status updates posted from the homepage. Users can now upload images, documents, presentations and other file types to any post that they want to share with their LinkedIn network. The idea ...