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In The Wake Of The Deal: Microsoft Acquires LinkedIn

JD Gershbein | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
JD Gershbein

The purchase of LinkedIn by Microsoft is a watershed moment in the business of tech, an event giving rise to a kaleidoscope of possibilities that make the imagination race. How could it not?

How a High School Student Wrote and Published a Book at Age 16

MeiMei Fox | Posted 06.03.2016 | Books
MeiMei Fox

Deep Patel wrote and published a business book called A Paperboy's Fable at age 16. He reached out to me a year ago to provide him with a blurb ...

How to Use LinkedIn to Connect with Alumni Who Help You in Your Job Search

Mimi Zheng | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Mimi Zheng

If you graduated from a college program, chances are you already have a treasure trove of LinkedIn connections you haven't fully tapped into yet. I'm...

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Needs Attention

Consuela Dezso | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Consuela Dezso

In case you still consider your CV to be the golden tool to promote you professionally, I must tell you that you're slightly out of fashion... :) But ...

LinkedIn and Bikinis

JD Gershbein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
JD Gershbein

As its tagline infers, LinkedIn is a social networking site for business professionals. Yet throughout the years, there are many who feel that LinkedI...

The Art of Asking

Bhavani Esapathi | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts
Bhavani Esapathi

At a time when we're hyperconnected with each other only separated by 3.57 degrees, you would think it's easier for artists and creative people to leverage technology for their own practices. However, we're left unaided with misguided realities around who and how to build meaningful relationships with those around us.

"Hope You're Doing Well"--Thoughts on Automated Social Pleasantries

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery | Posted 04.20.2016 | Technology
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery

Joseph A. Konstan Professor of Computer Science and Engineering University of Minnesota A few weeks ago I received a message, through LinkedIn, from ...

One of the Most Powerful LinkedIn Marketing Tools for Your Business

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Who would have ever thought a company that had as few as 20 sign ups on some days would become the next Internet marketing powerhouse? LinkedIn now bo...

5 Practices to Get Started on LinkedIn and Staying Connected

Carla Deter | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business
Carla Deter

Having a sparse profile does not interest those who view it. Build it out with details of work experiences/projects etc. Also, a profile with a number of keywords to your industry will increase the views to your profile.

Deconstructing LinkedIn

JD Gershbein | Posted 12.31.2015 | Business
JD Gershbein

Dubbed as "the largest professional network in the world," and rightfully so, LinkedIn is an ever-expanding, interactive social medium that serves its constituents in a variety of ways.

Leverage LinkedIn for Big Business Success

John Bowen | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
John Bowen

LinkedIn has become perhaps the top platform on the Internet for entrepreneurs to connect with prospects, stay in touch with existing clients and start conversations that ultimately lead to more business.

How to Become the Top 1% on Linkedin (Without Being Already Famous)

Li Lin | Posted 08.10.2015 | Technology
Li Lin

As I skyrocketed to the top 1% most viewed profiles on Linkedin within my network of about 900+ people, I realized that I did a set of very particular things that got me literally thousands of views within 90 days.

How to Write Recommendations That Matter -- And Make You Look Good Too

Ellevate | Posted 08.03.2015 | Women
Ellevate

Having half-hearted recommendations makes you appear as though you don't have a backbone--not a message you want to convey to the world. Declining may not be easy, but it's better than having you look weak. By the same token, a strong, well-crafted testimonial also highlights what you believe is important and positively reflects on your values and credibility.

7 Tips to Clean Up Your LinkedIn Profile

Jill Jacinto | Posted 07.24.2016 | Women
Jill Jacinto

Spring has officially arrived. While you clean up your home and store your winter attire don't forget to tackle your LinkedIn profile. It's most likely been a while since you updated your profile, added new connections and touched base with your network. Grab a cup of coffee and get started.

Networking in Des Moines When You Don't Know a Soul

Sarah Pike | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Sarah Pike

You took the plunge and made the big move to Des Moines - congratulations! Even if you don't know anyone here yet, it doesn't mean you can't jump into the networking pool and start building strategic relationships.

Mindfulness: 7 Reasons to Implement Meditation at Work

Geoff Koboldt | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Geoff Koboldt

I hope that you are inspired enough to give meditation a chance as you deserve greater peace in your life. For those that already meditate, and will now try it at work, I am confident your boss and colleagues will appreciate the new super-hero at the office.

How to Use the Summer to Jumpstart Your Legal Career

Tamesha Keel | Posted 05.28.2016 | Education
Tamesha Keel

Summer is the elusive time in between semesters when students take a break from law school, but continue to work hard as students of the law. Very quickly, they learn that summers may not be quite as glamorous and relaxing as portrayed.

Gaining Job Experience: 101

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 05.15.2016 | College
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

Experience is something you need when applying for a job, but how does one gain experience when no one will hire them because they don't have experience? It is weird, right? I have found that you can spin any opportunity into something that can help you nail down a job.

How to Make Clients for Life on LinkedIn

Irina Jordan | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Irina Jordan

Making meaningful connections on LinkedIn goes far beyond sending requests, and there are several steps you can take to optimize your networking strategy.

How To Ruin Conference Calls

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Conference calls, web meetings and screen shares. We all love them. We all use them. We also all know that at least 20 percent of all conference calls and virtual meetings are a total waste of time and money. All because the following characters below ruin them.

Are You a LinkedIn Dinosaur? It Depends on Your Connection Strategy

Joshua Waldman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Technology
Joshua Waldman

But what might have gone unnoticed is how easy LinkedIn is making it for total stranger to connect with one another, by way of adding new connection features in all sorts of new places; connection features that require just one click.

The LinkedIn of Things

JD Gershbein | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
JD Gershbein

Without question, LinkedIn has forever altered the business landscape -- both digitally and in the physical world. Nowadays, so much of what we call business or career development is carried out regularly on this site.

4 Steps To Building A Killer LinkedIn Profile

Next Avenue | Joshua Waldman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Joshua Waldman As a professional LinkedIn profile writer, our company often gets clients who have been consultants o...

The Secret Lives of LinkedIn Users

Brian Hanley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Comedy
Brian Hanley

I have over 1,250 LinkedIn connections. Most people would consider me an active LinkedIn user. Still, I don't have the faintest idea what I'm doing on LinkedIn. In search of answers, I surveyed hundreds of fellow users.

Small Business Social Selling -- Recruit Customers and Get Anyone to Return Your Call

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.09.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Most small businesses would rather wrestle a tiger then dial for dollars. Cold-calling hurts; it's like going to a single's bar and hitting on everyone you see there. You will come out with more bruises or hang-ups than phone numbers or leads.