Linkedin Moderation: Stop Hurting Group Managers and Users

This article is for LinkedIn users are being moderated in groups for no reason or group managers that are experiencing increased post moderation of their membership. It happened to me recently in my LinkedIn Group, Elephants at Work. A group member’s discussion ended up in the moderation queue. I figured I was new to being a group owner/manager but then I caught wind of the latest (non-official) LinkedIn Policy you probably don’t know...

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How To Tell Someone You Are Not Giving Them a Recommendation on LinkedIn

There are a lot of articles about how to give proper recommendations on LinkedIn or how to ask for a recommendation from someone. But what happens when you get a request from a LinkedIn contact and you don’t really want to give them a recommendation? Whatever the reason – you don’t have firsthand knowledge of their work performance or you may believe their work is substandard – the fact is you are hesitating and debating about how to...

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Job Hunting Lessons: Technology is our Friend
Jan03

Job Hunting Lessons: Technology is our Friend

One skill that many job seekers struggle with is using the internet effectively for their job hunting and search efforts. There are so many platforms, subscriptions and methods it can get confusing. If you don’t do anything else, learn about LinkedIn. Kathy Marcus shares her job hunting lessons with us. Days 5 & 6 – Technology is our friend We job seekers understand the power of networking and the direct impact it has on the...

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How Do I Tell Someone I Don’t Want to Connect on LinkedIn?

Receiving invitations to connect with people on LinkedIn is exciting, especially when you have developed a professional or personal relationship with the other person. You like them, admire them and know that you can help one another. However, let’s be honest – even people you know, you may not want to connect with for one reason or another. What do you do in those situations? There are three options for handling LinkedIn invitations...

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Winning Over a Recruiter with Abby Kohut: Part 1
Nov02

Winning Over a Recruiter with Abby Kohut: Part 1

  How to win over a recruiter is something every job seeker wants to do better. Absolutely Abby shares the secrets of what to do and what not to do in a session at Medaille College sponsored by The August Group. During the session, Abby covers: Your collateral Job Hunting Social Media Phone Screens Prepping and Primping The Interview Closing the Deal In this post, I’ll share information on collaterals, job hunting and social...

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How to handle LinkedIn recommendation requests

Have you taken the initiative lately to make a recommendation for someone on LinkedIn? A couple of weeks ago, I received an update on everyone who had either changed jobs or titles in 2010. I was surprised at the number of job transitions, roughly 30% of my contacts. As I was verifying the new information to my database, I took particular note of someone who joined LinkedIn last year. Bob has been a consultant for a long time. He...

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