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Is LinkedIn still relevant?

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I have a LinkedIn account and profile – here it is: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/davidmhopkins. This  LinkedIn Snakes and Ladders from Sue Beckingham is just perfect for anyone who has a LinkedIn profile, student or staff. LinkedIn snakes or ladders? My question is, do we still need LinkedIn? doing enough already, or do we need this ‘amalgamator’ that is LinkedIn to pull our work together? Do you use LinkedIn to find out about people you encounter? Note: I don’t use the LinkedIn Premium. from Sue Beckingham.

Top Ten LinkedIn Tips from a Top Ten LinkedIn Marketer

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The ultimate LinkedIn cheat sheet

Jane Hart

With Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn in the news, here’s a LinkedIn cheat sheet (from Leisure Jobs ) that will help you quickly create the perfect Linkedin profile, maximise your online visibility, build your contact list or get contacted about a new job. Leisurejobs.com. Social learning

Social Media: Increase Your Visibility by Sharing Content via LinkedIn Pulse

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

One of the more obscure features of LinkedIn I have come to love is Pulse, which gives you access to industry professionals and global leaders in a variety of fields. To access Pulse, log into your LinkedIn account and choose  Interests > Pulse. To share an article on LinkedIn Pulse, select the Share icon (shown highlighted in the orange box below). by Sally Cox.

How to: Display Open Badges on your LinkedIn profile

Dont Waste Your Time

Here’s a short ‘how to’ guide on displaying your Open Badges, or a Mozilla backpack, on your LinkedIn profile. Login to your LinkedIn account, and go to the edit profile interface. LinkedIn will parse the details to the link, hopefully pick up one of the badges and use this for the display. You? . How about this … ? Save your edits and check the results.

How LinkedIn works

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billion searches on the LinkedIn platform. LinkedIn now has over 2,116 employees (up from 500 in 2010). Social Network Facebook Google Instagram LinkedIn PELeCON Pinterest Presentation Social Media Twitter youtClick to view full Infographic]. Some interesting figures from the graphic: Europe accounts for over 34 million members (6 million in the UK alone) and India 11 million.

Infographic: LinkedIn Bootcamp: Basic Training For The Personal Marketer

Mindflash

LinkedIn is the proverbial dark horse of social media: we all know it’s there, but few of us use it to its full potential. With help from the LinkedIn guru himself, Lewis Howes , we have enrolled you in our basic LinkedIn boot camp training to give you the fundamental tools necessary to use the site for all your business and personal marketing needs.

Infographic: LinkedIn Bootcamp: Basic Training For The Personal Marketer

Mindflash

LinkedIn is the proverbial dark horse of social media: we all know it’s there, but few of us use it to its full potential. With help from the LinkedIn guru himself, Lewis Howes , we have enrolled you in our basic LinkedIn boot camp training to give you the fundamental tools necessary to use the site for all your business and personal marketing needs

10 LinkedIn Groups for IT Professionals

OpenSesame

You’ve updated your profile, added connections, followed companies, and garnered some endorsements and recommendations - what’s left for you to make the most of LinkedIn? Joining groups has many benefits, such as networking with industry leaders or getting feedback on ideas, but as an IT professional how do you know which LinkedIn groups are for you? Groups!

5 Ways to Make Your Business Stand Out on LinkedIn

OpenSesame

According to this year’s 2015 Content Marketing Institute (CMI) Report , LinkedIn is not only the most used form of social media for B2B marketing but is also rated as the most effective social media platform. In an age of social media overload, it is easy to get lost in the mix so we’ve put together 5 quick tips to make your business stand out on LinkedIn: Add Video Content. While adding written content is important, featuring videos on your LinkedIn page provides more engaging material. Join & Participate in LinkedIn Communities. Create a Showcase Page.

Can Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin GET YOU A JOB?

ZaidLearn

Though, social media tools like Facebook , Twitter and Linkedin can make yourself (resume) more visible and attractive to job hunters out there, and increasingly they are using such tools to discover the real (virtual) you. Yes, tools like Linkedin are also great places to search and discover potential jobs, get an awesome referral from someone, and even interact with potential bosses. THINK TWICE before Facebooking, Tweeting and Linkedining anything that you would not want your parents to know. infographic Facebook Linkedin TwitterCreated by: MBA Online A BIG NO!

Saturday is the Best Day to Build Your LinkedIn Profile!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

If you want to build something that matters, and get it done in a day, why not focus on your LinkedIn Profile?    Whether you are in the market for a new job, just starting your career, or are a well-established professional, LinkedIn is one of the most important tools for establishing your online presence. During this class, you will learn to use the most powerful features of LinkedIn to get your profile noticed. What are you doing Saturday? Are you going to build something? storage shed perhaps? Learn more and sign up here

Understanding the LinkedIn Talent Brand Index

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week LinkedIn announced the Talent Brand Index , an exciting and innovative new tool to help companies target and improve their talent acquisition programs. Enter LinkedIn's Talent Brand Index. For LinkedIn this service could be a gold mine. Fig 1: Top 20 Talent Brands measured by LinkedIn's Talent Brand Index. Recruiting: Meet Marketing. What do you do?

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? How many of you actively use LinkedIn? How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? - Now down to 2-5% I am continually surprised by this result ( Getting Value from LinkedIn ). can't remember how I could get things done without LinkedIn. And I consider knowing how to effectively use LinkedIn to be a core Work Literacy.

LinkedIn Connection Approach Rethought

Tony Karrer

If you read my blog much, you know that I use LinkedIn quite a bit to help me find experts and expertise. You can see how I do this in my posts/screencasts LinkedIn Searching for Experts and Expertise and LinkedIn Answers to Get Help. And, I sometimes wonder what I did before I had LinkedIn as a resource. An individual's social network (online or offline) is divided into three groups: PANs = Potentially Active Network CANs = Currently Active Network FANs = Formerly Active Network I used to think of LinkedIn as containing exactly my CAN and FAN.

Hot New 3-Hour Mini Course: Building a Strong LinkedIn Profile

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Whether you are in the market for a new job, just starting your career, or are a well-established professional, LinkedIn is one of the most important tools for establishing your online presence. During this class, you will learn to use the most powerful features of LinkedIn to get your profile noticed. Live, online, and 100% interactive! 3-hours of content. and just $79! Good practices from the start help you to “brand” yourself & determine what kind of message you want to offer about yourself to the world. Who Should Attend? High school and college students. More informatio

Social Media: Creating a LinkedIn Summary That Gets You Noticed

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Sally Cox    There is an art to creating a strong LinkedIn profile. One of the most powerful assets in your LinkedIn profile is the Summary. It was long ago, but that one event on my resume or LinkedIn profile is a conversation starter, more than any other.     Check out Sally's 3-hour mini class on  Building a Strong LinkedIn Profile.

Understanding the LinkedIn Talent Brand Index

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week LinkedIn announced the Talent Brand Index , an exciting and innovative new tool to help companies target and improve their talent acquisition programs. Enter LinkedIn's Talent Brand Index. For LinkedIn this service could be a gold mine. Fig 1: Top 20 Talent Brands measured by LinkedIn's Talent Brand Index. Recruiting: Meet Marketing. What do you do?

Use Linkedin to Collaborate with the Corporate World?

ZaidLearn

WHAT IS LINKEDIN? Today, Linkedin has over 90 million registered users , and the company is growing at a rate of around 3 million new people per month. Linkedin has already members in 200+ countries, and delivers around 1 billion pageviews per month ( Source ). WHY NOT USE LINKEDIN FOR LEARNING? WHY NOT USE FACEBOOK INSTEAD? What is going on? Bingo! Yes, why not?

Why I left Linkedin

Spicy Learning

A couple of months back I made the decision to delete my LinkedIn profile, a decision greeted with incredulity from all quarters. By “one”, Tom was referring to LinkedIn’s classification as a “social media” platform, lumped in with Facebook, Twitter,  Yammer, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster and the rest. The most memorable criticism came from my friend Tom when we were in the pub.

Why I left Linkedin

Spicy Learning

A couple of months back I made the decision to delete my LinkedIn profile, a decision greeted with incredulity from all quarters. By “one”, Tom was referring to LinkedIn’s classification as a “social media” platform, lumped in with Facebook, Twitter,  Yammer, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster and the rest. The most memorable criticism came from my friend Tom when we were in the pub.

Social Media: Gathering LinkedIn Recommendations

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Sally Cox    My colleagues know that I am a fanatic about LinkedIn. It's my top source for work; and when I hear people complain about it, I always think, "What could I do to help them strengthen their LinkedIn profile?" " One of the most powerful features of LinkedIn is the ability to collect recommendations on your profile. Social Media

Linkedin Inmaps, where are the Outmaps?

Challenge to Learn

I’m a big LinkedIn fan, I take part in groups and discussions, use it as my homepage on the web, network through it, have a premium account et cetera. LinkedIn recently added a new feature: the Inmaps. It’s a graphical representation of your LinkedIn network. InMaps linkedinYou can edit the descriptions in the legend. So it works fine.

Marc My Words: LinkedIn and Lynda—Perfect Together? by Marc Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

LinkedIn, the online social media giant that focuses primarily on professional career development, communities, and. networks, has acquired Lynda.com, an online eLearning provider that focuses on skill building. Will this marriage work from. learning perspective? Here is an examination of that question, from the point of view of eLearning managers. Design & Development Tools Emerging Topics Management Training Strategies

LinkedIn buys Lynda.com for $1.5 Billion, What Does it Mean for L&D and HR?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last week LinkedIn announced the acquisition of Lynda.com , a pioneering online learning company known for high-quality, expert-led video instruction. The company stated they plan to keep Lynda.com as an independent business unit but will start experiments to test integration with LinkedIn's sales force and other products. decided not to support Flash in its products.

LinkedIn Updates: SPAM or Useful? It depends.

eContent

Assuming you now have 343 LinkedIn Connections, is your sole use of LinkedIn as an electronic Roledex , or have you learned to optimize your feed? Most people happily access new professional LinkedIn connection requests into their personal network, but if one actually browses the web to the LinkedIn home page, your personal updates / feeds almost feels like SPAM. The amount of information presented in your updates is akin to drinking from the firehose, and not very useful. Media 2.0 Web/Tech

LinkedIn reaches 100 million members worldwide

Jane Hart

LinkedIn have just announced they have reached 100 million members worldwide. LinkedIn– and also shared this infographic with key statistics.

Quantifying Retirement via LinkedIn

eContent

However, now that I'm not working for a large Fortune 100 company, apparently my value in terms of social search on LinkedIn has dropped 50%. Like any social interaction (or web visits), it is not the number of the visits, but the quality thereof. ( my updated LinkedIn profile ). my retirement is now quantified in terms of LinkedIn!  :-). Media 2.0 Web/Tech

The Future Role of Learning & Development

mLevel

With the growing availability of excellent training from companies like Lynda (a LinkedIn Company) and PluralSight, to name just a couple, it no longer makes sense for companies to invest in internal programs to teach these skills. I’ve just returned from the ASU GSV Summit this week in San Diego, CA. The summit is THE event for Education Technology companies, practitioners, and investors. This year 3500 people from all over the world converged in lovely San Diego to discuss (and envision) the next major transformational innovations in EdTech.

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The War Between LinkedIn, Monster’s BeKnown, and BranchOut

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week LinkedIn shut off it's API (programming interface) to the hot new Facebook-enabled professional networks BranchOut and Monster's BeKnown. Here is what's happening: LinkedIn has now clearly validated the tremendous value of professional social networking - both to recruiters and to job seekers. The LinkedIn Connection. LinkedIn is too smart for this.

So does Linkedin really work?

From the Coleface

I’m often asked the question does Linkedin really help or is it a waste of time? Fast forward about ten years and I get introduced to Linkedin. As an independent L&D consultant who has expertise in face to face training, e-learning and happens to be a Chartered Accountant with digital marketing experience, Linkedin allows people who are looking for my skillset to find me.

LinkedIn Alumni Network Analysis Tool

eContent

I've had a bit of fun playing around with LinkedIn's new alumni network analysis tool. attended Dartmouth College during the mid 1970's; apparently the number of software nerds who live in northern Minnesota and work for a Fortune 100 firm are quite rare! Seriously, one could use this tool to leverage and find connections. The possibilities are interesting. Media 2.0

The War Between LinkedIn, Monster’s BeKnown, and BranchOut

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week LinkedIn shut off it's API (programming interface) to the hot new Facebook-enabled professional networks BranchOut and Monster's BeKnown. Here is what's happening: LinkedIn has now clearly validated the tremendous value of professional social networking - both to recruiters and to job seekers. The LinkedIn Connection. LinkedIn is too smart for this.

LinkedIn Connections and Generic Invites

Experiencing eLearning

I know many bloggers have an open connection policy, and that’s great for them, but I am generally more restrictive in who I connect with on LinkedIn. When I get an invite from someone I don’t know, I sometimes reply with a message similar to the one below. I’m borrowing heavily from Scott Allen’s example in How to Politely Decline a LinkedIn Invitation , so give him all the credit for the idea and most of the actual text: Thanks for inviting me to connect on LinkedIn. Feel free to send me a message here through LinkedIn. What about you?

LinkedIn IPO: Witness The Recruiting Machine

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today LinkedIn went public with a huge (somewhat controversial) valuation of 46 times 2011 earnings and and around 10-12X 2011 expected revenue. Most of us think of LinkedIn as a professional social networking service. If one looks at LinkedIn's revenues, by far the fastest growing part of the company's revenues are in corporate recruiting solutions. billion. billion?

ID and E-Learning Links (5/8/16)

Experiencing eLearning

The More People We Connect with on LinkedIn, the Less Valuable It Becomes. Bookmarks book list chunking freelance HTML5 independent consultant LinkedIn usabilityMany users are beginning to discover, however, that a larger number of social network connections may be less  valuable than a smaller, more intimate circle. With an enormous collection of friends or followers on a network, you lose the benefits of intimacy, discoverability, and trust, all of which can work better when you have fewer connections. Secrets of Star Training Consultants | Training Magazine. Create CSS buttons.

LinkedIn IPO - A Radical Transformation in Corporate Recruiting Begins

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today LinkedIn announced its long-awaited IPO. What it is: LinkedIn positions itself as a social network for professionals ("professionals are defined as individuals with a career, built on distinctive qualifications") - which means they focus on those of us who work for a living. (As opposed to housewives, househusbands, college students, children, retirees, etc).

LinkedIn IPO - A Radical Transformation in Corporate Recruiting Begins

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today LinkedIn announced its long-awaited IPO. What it is: LinkedIn positions itself as a social network for professionals ("professionals are defined as individuals with a career, built on distinctive qualifications") - which means they focus on those of us who work for a living. (As opposed to housewives, househusbands, college students, children, retirees, etc).

Fortune + App + LinkedIn = Bust

eContent

As many of my long time readers know, I've been high on LinkedIn for a long time. However, the latest partnership between Fortune and LinkedIn to develop a "marketing app" is a bust. The idea of an integrated database that combined the Fortune 1000 data plus LinkedIn sounded cool, but in the end delivered very little of value. Geo Search / 2. ATK Contacts.  4.

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

Join LinkedIn groups and here’s the catch with joining any group… BE ACTIVE. LinkedIn is the obvious starting point. Information about how to start on twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn are literally a google question or YouTube video away. Personal Learning Network Social Media for Trainers Tips Brian Washburn facebook LinkedIn Network PLN twitterBoring

LinkedIn is Disrupting the Global Recruiting Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last week LinkedIn reported amazing financials (stock jumped almost 20% in one day). But the real story is the huge jump in revenues from LinkedIn's recruiting services ("Hiring Solutions"). To give you a sense of how dramatic this is: LinkedIn's recruiting revenues are now greater than Taleo's (which was just acquired by Oracle for $1.9

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Our 2013 Mantra for #mLearning: Simplify, Simplify, Simplify [Lessons from LinkedIn]

mLearning Revolution

company I want to highlight today, which is doing exactly this, is LinkedIn. One of the ways in which LinkedIn is accomplishing this is by simplifying everything they do , from the friction-less interactions they are implementing on their site (e.g. ” via  LinkedIn explains why ‘simple is beautiful’ on mobile devices | Technology | guardian.co.uk.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I am copying a discussion we have been having on LinkedIn as a part of the Training&Development group. The discussion that evolved has been one of the most insightful for me and I thought it should be shared with those who may not at present be a part of the T&D group on LinkedIn. started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. Moreover, I would urge all learning folks to join this group—just to keep learning and evolving…and to contribute to these discussions so that we can all learn together. Comments (12).

Gearing up for #ALTC 2015

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LinkedIn: David Hopkins. CMALT Conferences ALT ALTC Conference Google Learner Analytics Learning Analytics Learning Technologist Learning Technology LinkedIn Sketchnote Social Learning Social Media Social Network TwitterSo, after a first pass at the ALTC programme  here are my plans, subject to change once I spend more time reading more of the abstracts and changing my mind. Comments?

Understanding the LinkedIn Talent Brand Index

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week LinkedIn announced the Talent Brand Index , an exciting and innovative new tool to help companies target and improve their talent acquisition programs. Enter LinkedIn's Talent Brand Index. For LinkedIn this service could be a gold mine. Fig 1: Top 20 Talent Brands measured by LinkedIn's Talent Brand Index. Recruiting: Meet Marketing. What do you do?