I'm going to continue the LinkedIn Lovefest from last week by detailing here the fake connection requests I receive for the week as well as the subsequent research I conduct to determine how deep the cancerous root is growing. Your comments are always appreciated.
(6:44 AM ET) I come from a Military family and in hindsight (and my WWII Vet Dad agrees) I grew up with my behind feeling the effects of PTSD (Dad and I are cool with things -…Continue
Added by Steve Levy on March 4, 2015 at 11:52am — No Comments
Someone I know; and is highly respected in the Talent Acquisition / Social Media space, mentioned the other day on Twitter that she had received a Valentines card through LinkedIn. She was rightly offended, as that's an inappropriate use of LinkedIn.
It got me thinking about how some people can be inappropriate in their use of Social…Continue
As part of my never-ending battle with fake LinkedIn profiles, I noticed that during the overnight, "Eng.Yusif Ibrahim" reached out to connect. Fabulous.
According to his profile, Mr. Ibrahim is "Retired" and in Libya, having worked in "Government Administration."
Since this profile smelled like a pile of rotting fish, I image searched this fellow; nothing of note came up on the first page,…Continue
Added by Steve Levy on March 1, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Do you think that Genentech is aware that someone with a fake LinkedIn profile pic is "working" for them in Sales? Same here - but since I recently tweeted this out, perhaps they WILL know and reach out to their LinkedIn rep and ask the tough questions about fake profiles.
So over lunch, I looked over BRENDA Donna's profile (yes, the first name is capitalized on "her"…Continue
I knew finding a job was hard work, but I had never imagined that it would be this hard. I have always believed in creating my own source of income, working for myself, and running the business how I wanted it to be ran. Sure I worked part time at a few grocery stores for extra money, but for the most part, I have always created my own source of income. Over this past year however, I decided that I would have to get a "real" job, because I no longer had enough money to continue building my…Continue
CEOs at these companies sent me connection requests today. Smelling a rat, I simply checked out the company's employee profiles on LinkedIn and discovered multiple CEOs on staff. Wow - that's some retained search bill!
Emailmarketingservices4u.com has 5 6 CEOs; click here to find out why.
More, more, more. Every day dear LinkedIn, come a new batch of fake profiles, fake profiles attached to “companies” (like GreyCampus). Why? Likely culling our private information and selling it to…Continue
Member company Vantiv is the nation's largest PIN debit acquirer (The Nilson Report, March 2013) and one of the nation's fastest growing technology firms. You might not realize it, but they've driven many of the changes that prompted the shift from cash to electronic payments.
Added by Soapboxholland on November 26, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Some of these mistakes are basic, some are less obvious, but each of them can significantly hold you back from gaining the followers and influence…Continue
("Part One" briefly outlines some background. If you are only interested in "how-to", please jump to the "Part Two" below.
Please note, that I think that inviting others for no good reason is NOT appropriate.)
Part One. Reasons to Connect
LinkedIn is a business networking site, where people can "connect" with each other. Connecting provides for ways to keep each other's contact info; track interactions; perhaps get on…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on October 6, 2014 at 12:49pm — No Comments
Gone are the days when submitting an application or resume and meeting for an in-person interview was the only way to apply for a job and for top recruiters to discover the…Continue
They answered phones and greeted visitors. It was often considered an entry-level position with no experience required.
Times have changed and today's secretaries need more skills and background for the job. In essence, they can make…Continue
Added by Dave on September 29, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments
We all know that LinkedIn is one of the most popular sources of candidates for the recruitment industry. Unfortunately for many recruiters, their client have as much or sometimes better access to search LinkedIn than they do. In this video I show 3 alternative ways to search LinkedIn and find people that may otherwise be missed. By understanding how LinkedIn works and the…Continue
It is typically the case that a recruiter will find a good potential candidate on the internet but struggles to find any way of making direct contact with them. This is often the case when finding someone on LinkedIn where their contact details are not available.
In this video I talk about a number of different ways to make contact including how to message on…Continue
Added by Shane McCusker on July 17, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
Linkedin seem to be making changes to the Public Profiles. They have recently released paid for Premium profiles however it seems that for may profiles, free and paid for, there is now a new format being rolled out. This has implications for Recruiters who use Google x-ray search to find profiles as the information and format is changing.
The new format is more…Continue
Added by Shane McCusker on July 16, 2014 at 12:06pm — No Comments
Last night I moderated a panel discussion on Sourcing Strategies at Quirky in New York. This was sourcing from an attraction and engagement perspective — Shally or Glen were not on my panel — so no boolean magic.
Our magic involved creating conversations through new-generation…Continue
This is the first of a series - A beginners guide to Sourcing and Social recruitment. In this video I explain the basic concepts of Boolean Search.
If you'd like to see other videos in this series they are freely available on my blog page Shane's Recruitment…Continue
Added by Shane McCusker on June 30, 2014 at 11:54am — No Comments
It’s no secret that most recruiters have a love-hate relationship with LinkedIn. But whether they’re frustrated with price point, data privacy or overall efficacy, they now can add another reason to shake their fists at the company. For over two years after their acquisition of Rapportive – a GMail plug in that aggregates contact information and social profiles in a slick sidebar seamlessly integrated with GMail…Continue
I am constantly amazed at how little money most professionals are willing to spend to promote and market themselves. Like this kind of investment — investing in yourself — is crass, egotistical, and over-indulgent. Our actions and accomplishments speak for themselves, right? We’re sick of hearing about…Continue
A few possibilities include:
1) Nosy lookie-loos just curious about what you have going on.
2) You’ve changed…Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 23, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments