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Top 10 Countries By User On LinkedIn

This weekend I put together a report on social-media use by country, applications used and use, time spent on-line and demographics. Among other reference sources, I referred to Socialbakers.Com, which I find to be one of the best sources of free data on-line. the top 10 countries by LinkedIn users made for interesting reading, along […]

What would you pay for on LinkedIn?

If LinkedIn were to change their approach to monetizing the channel and switch to charging users for profiles, with additional costs for all of the add-on features and applications, would you be prepared to invest in your profile, or would you drop it from your on-line presence? I should state at the start of this […]

Posting To LinkedIn

At the end of February LinkedIn announced the launch of a new feature that is already proving a hit. The new feature enables you to add a “follow company” tab on any web place.When you follow a company, updates come by e-mail, meaning people can elect to get all the latest including jobs from prospective […]

LinkedIn, FaceBook Or Twitter: Social Pay Per Click Recruiting

The Kevin Costner principle of if you build it they will come, rarely applies to social recruiting. The first part of any social recruiting plan starts with building the social places, setting up the feeds and preparing the accounts for activity. The second phase is generating content and encouraging contributions from others. This starts with […]

LinkedIn 2012: King for the recruiter?

Coming from me, this blog post might come as a bit of a surprise. I’m well-known for having had great success in Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and other channels. I’m always looking for other places for my clients to recruit. Fishing in ponds where no one else is gives you the pick of the fish, but no […]

The LinkedIn Contradiction: A Social Channel?

I think LinkedIn is having a bit of a crisis of identity. It’s driven by the search algorithm that impacts on search results and matching, and  the way in which connections are encouraged, and the way LinkedIn rules apply over invites to connect. I think it is part of the struggle the channel has with […]

3 Things You Should Know About LinkedIn

This seems like a simple post. A bit out of date for this blog,whose readers for the most part, know LinkedIn well. Heres the thing, the more LinkedIn profiles I look at, and the more books I read on the topic, the more I see it needs to be said. LinkedIn is increasingly becoming driven around […]

What the LinkedIn Apply For button will really mean

I’ve followed with interest the development of the “apply for” button recently launched by LinkedIn. I didn’t get quite as excited as some other commentators. The benefit is that it makes the application process quicker and simpler, by integrating the LinkedIn profile in to the process. This is not dissimilar to Social Job Match from […]

LinkedIn Messages Or Spam Sandwiches: The 3 R’s #In

I was running some LinkedIn training recently for a team of Recruiters, when the question came up about how to message effectively once possible candidates had been identified, particularly when you’re not connected. This answer to this question in my view, extends to all social channels, not just LinkedIn. It’s also important to apply the […]

Are you a Manger? What your LinkedIn profile says about you.

I discovered a worrying stat when we were talking LinkedIn at #truLeeds. It is generally acknowledged that your LinkedIn profile is an important part of your on-line footprint. We talk a lot about the importance of getting your professional headline right and making it key-word rich so that you can be found. Increasingly, profiles are […]