Social Networks Are The Newest Recruiting Tool

I just read an article in Forbes that said social networks are the newest recruiting tool. Here are a couple of LinkedIn statistics from the article: * used by 80% of companies recruiting through the social Web. * 90% of companies that recruit through social networks have successfully found candidates on LinkedIn. I talk with […]

LinkedIn Profile Photo

Does your LinkedIn profile have a photo? People remember faces and your profile photo helps others recognize and remember you. Did you ever attend a networking event then get an email from someone you met there several days later. When a photo accompanies the name, we are more likely to recall meeting the contact. Here […]

First Impressions Matter

You know a positive first impression matters, especially in business and your career. Make sure you make a positive first impression with you LinkedIn profile. The top section of your LinkedIn profile is highlighted in blue. This is your profile headline. Let’s compare your profile to a newspaper article. When you scan the newspaper, you […]

LinkedIn Customized Profile URL

Did you know you can customize your LinkedIn profile URL? Every LinkedIn member can create a easily recognizable link directly to their profile in LinkedIn. When you create a profile in LinkedIn, the system automatically generates a link to your profile. By default, this is a meaningless string of numbers and / or letters. I […]

Ford Fiesta Movement Blog Campaign

1926 Ford T from Crestock Stock Photo Instead of using old marketing techniques, Ford is introducing the new Fiesta to the U.S. with the Fiesta Movement Campaign. During this promotion they areĀ giving the cars to 100 bloggers throughout the country. During the next six months, Ford hopes the bloggers will promote the car to their […]

Social Networking Classes for Business

Student feedback for the recent social networking classes in McHenry has been fabulous. We have a whole new set of LinkedIn users, Facebook friends, Twitter Tweeters and bloggers out there. This four class series ran three times in McHenry at the Shah Illinois Small Business Development (ISBDC) Center. After the class, students were invited to […]

Duplicate LinkedIn Profiles

Duplicate LinkedIn profiles are common. This can happen when you create a LinkedIn profile using one address then you receive another LinkedIn invitation to join through a different address. When you click on the link to the LinkedIn website, it does not recognize your email address and you are encouraged to create a profile. photo […]

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