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That's a good article about LI member differentiation. However, Sean caused
a gray cloud to immediately appear over my headâlike in a Peanuts
cartoonâwhen he used "ego's" as the plural form of ego. He repeats this
error shortly thereafter. I hope he used a proofreader for hos book
On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 8:04 AM, Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I think one of the other things to consider about how people use LinkedIn
> is what is your employment situation?
> I am a "turtle" on Linked In (
> because I am a full-time employee who pretty much only taps my network when
> I'm considering moving to a new job. Thus, I tend to only connect with
> people that I know, and know very well, because it may be years between job
> However, it sounds like many of the folks commenting on this thread are
> freelancers, judging from the number of "you never know where your next job
> is coming from" type comments. If I were working a long series of short
> term contracts, I'd be using LinkedIn in a very different manner, and
> probably connecting with a larger number of people.
> On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 6:54 PM, Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>
> > Great stuff again Chris, and thanks much for the directions to the very
> > well-hidden free videos. Also thanks for the price on LinkedIn Premium! I
> > was wondering about that.
> > Mark
> > On 7/22/14 3:23 PM, Chris Morton wrote:
> >> I subscribe to LI as a premium member, which runs $24.95 per month. This
> >> is
> >> entirely tax-deductible, just as office supplies, equipment, travel,
> >> professional dues and periodicals are. This gives me access to the free
> >> webinars and training videos, including "LinkedIn 101" and "Job Seekers:
> >> Tips for Using Your LinkedIn Account to Help You Land Your Next Great
> >> Opportunity <http://learn.linkedin.com/jobseeker/>."
> >> To access these yourself, first navigate to their Help Center, then
> >> the More link underneath Popular Answers. Now look to the upper-right
> >> corner; there is a heading entitled, "Want tips on using LinkedIn?"
> >> There's
> >> the link.
> >> In addition to being more open to making connections (read: networking),
> >> when I'm job hunting I make use of the "Share an update" item on the
> >> newsfeed page. Here I post short items I think may be of interest to the
> >> IT/business community, such as Internet security, identity theft, or
> >> whatever. The idea is to 1) get my name on the newsfeed scroll (kudos to
> >> Craig Cardimon) and 2) convey the impression that I'm knowledgeable, a
> >> "good guy" and keep up with my field of endeavor.
> >> In radio and print advertising (where I began my career) it was known
> >> it took an average of 13 impressions before a listener/viewer would take
> >> actionâor even recognize your business/product exists. Repetition is the
> >> key to repetitiveness. (I repeat...) On LinkedIn, however, I make every
> >> attempt to 1) not be annoying in my semi-frequent posting and 2) to
> >> provide something of value. (Posting one of those "cute saying
> >> thingies"âor
> >> another LOLcat pictureâisn't going to win one any friends.)
> >> As I've stated earlier in this thread, you also appear on the feed every
> >> time you make a new connection.
> >> A closed social club LinkedIn is not. If I only connected with those
> >> I truly know, mine would be a very small network and of limited value
> >> the nearly $300 I invest in it annually. (If that's all I wanted to do,
> >> could do it for free via email.) Rather, LI is a huge job fair where you
> >> can display your credentials to their fullest, including collateral
> >> samples.
> >> There are also interesting posts to read via Pulse (or whatever),
> >> interviewing tips and whatnot. Working LI does require a time
> >> however, so I'm less likely to be working it hard (or at all) when I'm
> >> engaged in a contract.
> >> Chris
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