There have been numerous articles written about fake LinkedIn profiles, and some are really easy to spot because their names aren’t even names. Then there are LinkedIn profiles with names that appear real but the profiles are obviously fake. This person profile actually has some endorsements. I’m pretty sure this is a picture is of … Read More
First Look at LinkedIn’s New User Interface
I just stumbled across this YouTube video created by Viveka von Rosen that walks through LinkedIn’s new user interface and functionality. I don’t have LinkedIn’s new UI, and apparently neither does Viveka – she only caught the new look and feel when she was working with one of her client’s profiles. I thought I would share this video with you … Read More
Is LinkedIn Locking Down Public Profiles or Just Having Problems?
Have you noticed anything different about LinkedIn recently – specifically with regard to viewing 3rd degree profiles, searching for headline phrases, searching by first and last name, and using Google and Bing to X-Ray search for public profiles? I have, and either I am encountering some serious and hopefully temporary errors, or LinkedIn may finally making serious moves to … Read More
Why Facebook Graph Search is No Threat to LinkedIn…For Now
As with all new and bright shiny objects, people are quick and eager to make blind and wild predictions, and Facebook’s Graph Search is an excellent example. Facebook announced Graph Search on January 15th, and there are already 100’s of articles published on the possibilities, including how Graph Search will challenge Google in advertising, Match.com & eHarmony in online … Read More
One of the Most Effective Ways of Growing Your LinkedIn Network
While there are many ways of growing your LinkedIn network, I’d like to share one with you that is remarkably easy and effective, strategic, and likely one that you haven’t seen before. Here’s the short version: Convert highly connected group-only connections to 1st degree connections. Why is this so effective? There are a few reasons: Converting people who are … Read More
How to Find Almost Anyone’s Email Address with Rapportive
Sourcers and recruiters are always looking for different, easier and more effective ways of divining the email addresses of people they are looking to engage. While there are many ways of researching, guessing, and verifying valid email addresses, did you know you can find almost anyone’s email address using Gmail? I didn’t, until I stumbled across a very interesting … Read More
What’s the most effective way to X-Ray search LinkedIn?
I’ve recently come across some blog posts and some Boolean Strings discussions on LinkedIn that inspired me to go back and tinker with searching LinkedIn via Google and Bing. For example, I continue to see people talk about: Whether or not you should use “pub” and/or “in” (e.g. site:linkedin.com/in | site:linkedin.com/pub) Whether or not you should use -dir Using country … Read More
I Return to London For LinkedIn Talent Connect and TruLondon
I’m writing this from the International terminal of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport – the busiest airport in the world. I thought I would let you know where in the world Glen Cathey is, and this week – I’ll be in London to speak at my 5th LinkedIn event, LinkedIn Talent Connect Europe. I’ve cooked up a great presentation for the … Read More
My SourceCon Presentation – LinkedIn: Beyond the Basics
I was honored to be asked to present at the Dallas 2012 SourceCon event – which turned out to be the largest SourceCon event ever! When I was talking with Amybeth Hale back at the end of 2011 about what I’d like to present on, I asked if anyone had ever run a session solely dedicated to LinkedIn. Now, … Read More
8 Minute Video from my LinkedIn #InToronto Presentation
I’ve had the distinct honor of speaking at every event that LinkedIn has put together in the U.S. and Canada, and I will also be speaking at the third Talent Connect event on October 10-12 in Las Vegas, where they expect well over 2,000 people to attend. I’ll be running 2 sessions on effectively searching LinkedIn (one basic and … Read More
How to View Full Profiles of Your 3rd Degree LinkedIn Network
Just a short while ago I posted a piece on how some people are no longer able to view full profiles of their 3rd degree LinkedIn connections when logged in and searching withing LinkedIn. At the time of the article, I had not been affected, and I kept checking daily to see if and when I would be. Alas, the … Read More
Full Profiles of 3rd Degree LinkedIn Network No Longer Free?
Do you use LinkedIn for free? Can you still view full profiles of your 3rd degree network? You may have read about some recent changes that have affected some LinkedIn users here and here with regard to 3rd degree profile visibility. Prior to both of those articles, I had a recruiter who I used to work with at a past company reach out … Read More
How Would You Search for these Positions on LinkedIn?
One of the things that has always struck me as extremely odd with regard to sourcing is the fact that there appears to be so little sharing of Boolean search strings. While one can find basic search string examples in training materials and in various sourcing groups online, I know plenty of sourcers and recruiters that have never seen another … Read More
How to Get a Higher LinkedIn InMail Response Rate
Would you like to know what you can do to increase your LinkedIn InMail response rate? I have a couple of powerful ideas to share, but you might be disappointed by this post if you’re expecting a cookie-cutter article with the familiar advice everyone gives for increasing their messaging response rate – InMail or otherwise. This isn’t a “Top 5 … Read More
Do Recruiters Ruin LinkedIn?
What do I mean by “ruin?” I’d rather let you run with the concept, but if you need a little more direction, this may help: In general – do you think that the activities undertaken by recruiters on LinkedIn have any negative repercussions on the LinkedIn experience for non-recruiters? If so, why, and how? If not, why? This is … Read More
LinkedIn Is Making Changes to Prevent Copying Profile Text
Last week, I had someone ask me what was going on with LinkedIn. She told me she was having difficulty selecting text from a LinkedIn profile in order to copy and paste it into a search engine to find the public profile. I jumped onto her computer to check out what she was talking about, and I found out that … Read More
How to See Full Names of 3rd Degree Connections on LinkedIn
For a while, there was an interesting little method for revealing the full name of 3rd degree and group connections on LinkedIn. However, LinkedIn has changed the “get introduced” functionality and UI for most people and effectively eliminated that method (albeit unintentionally, IMO). Oh well – it was easy and fun while it lasted. Fortunately, I’ve recently become aware of … Read More
LinkedIn’s Talent Connect, Talent Pipeline, and Certification
Talent Connect 2011 in Las Vegas was just as good as, if not better than, Talent Connect 2010 in San Francisco. Nearly 2,000 people showed up, which is around 3 times as many attendees as last year’s conference, and they represented over 700 companies from 17 countries. One thing’s for sure – LinkedIn knows how to put on a conference. The Talent … Read More
LinkedIn User Demographics and Visitor Statistics 2011
Would you like to know more about LinkedIn’s user demographics, as well as LinkedIn’s visitor statistics broken down by country, city, and state? If so, you’ve come to the right place! After patiently waiting for a whole year since my last post on LinkedIn statistics, I’m excited to bring you LinkedIn’s latest user demographics and visitor statistics for 2011. In … Read More