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RIP LinkedIn Signal

Published on July 23, 2013 By Jeff Sheehan

                                                                                              Like so many other features that I’ve enjoyed […]

Let’s Stop The Gaming of LinkedIn- Keyword/Job Title Abuse Run Amuck

Published on April 2, 2013 By Jeff Sheehan

It’s been a year or so since I published an original blog post on the keyword and job title abuse on LinkedIn, but nothing has changed. In fact, it appears to be getting worse and LinkedIn has failed to do anything about it.  When will LinkedIn wake up and stop people from gaming the system […]

Personal Branding: A Critical Key For Success In The Social Media Era

Published on March 12, 2013 By Jeff Sheehan

Whether you like it or not, we are not only in the Social Media Era, but the era of temp or contract work. Whereas this previously had negative connotations, as a recent Fast Company article pointed out, temp is no longer a four-letter word. Unlike years ago when joining a firm meant many years of […]

How To Get Rid Of Those Unwanted Endorsements On LinkedIn

Published on September 30, 2012 By Jeff Sheehan

Over the past couple of days, I have received a number of emails and phone calls concerning the LinkedIn endorsements feature. While I think it’s a great addition, as indicated in my recent blog post, Six Tips For Using LinkedIn Endorsements, there are some inherent problems with it that a user might need to address. […]

Six Tips For Using LinkedIn Endorsements

Published on September 28, 2012 By Jeff Sheehan

Want to further enhance your “Social Proof” and online credibility? Want to have your achievements and accomplishments validated by others and not being simply viewed as just something which you’re boasting about? LinkedIn now makes it a lot easier. LinkedIn Endorsements As a LinkedIn user, you’re probably well aware of the many changes which LinkedIn […]

83 Million Facebook Accounts Are Reportedly Fake- How Many Fake Likes Does That Translate Into?

Published on August 2, 2012 By Jeff Sheehan

BUY Facebook LIKES. BUY Twitter FOLLOWERS.  How many have seen the rapid proliferation in services selling them? As reported today in Mashable,  some 83 million out of Facebook‘s 955 million monthly user accounts are bogus.  This was revealed in a recent 10-Q filing by Facebook, so it is a matter of public record. The 8.7% […]

5 Quick LinkedIn Tips To Help You Out This Week

Published on July 29, 2012 By Jeff Sheehan

As a frequent speaker on the use of LinkedIn, as well as other Social Media tools for the job search, I try to focus on what I feel are the most relevant ways to use LinkedIn. In hearing hiring managers and recruiters from numerous Fortune 100, as well as other companies, it is apparent, beyond […]

LinkedIn-Let’s Cut The Crap And Clean-Up The Keyword Abuse!

Published on March 9, 2012 By Jeff Sheehan

I love LinkedIn and have been an avid user of it for 6 years. I have greatly valued it as a useful tool, but I’m now becoming extremely alarmed at the total disregard which some users have for it and how they’re abusing it. This is quite evident by those who are now gaming the […]

In This Social Media Era, How Much Of Your Business Is By Referral? Guest Post By Emile Paradis

Published on February 13, 2012 By Jeff Sheehan

Even in this era of so much emphasis on Social Media, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and other channels as lead generators, I often hear from people that their new business opportunities still come almost 100% by referral. This is particularly true for small businesses. While 100% may be the goal, usually the real number […]

7 Predictions For 2012 From Around The Web That I Agree With

Published on January 2, 2012 By Jeff Sheehan

Having reviewed countless  articles and posts that have focused on predictions for 2012, I thought I’d share a few with you from around the Web that I feel are relevant and which I agree with.- 1)Social Media Will Lose Its Sizzle – as part of a Washington Post article on Tech Predictions for 2012,  this summary contends that […]