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David F. Carr
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11/24/2014 | 3:41:13 PM
LinkedIn blogging tool
The blogging tool does seem to be a good way of generating more engagement when you have time to do more than just posting a standard status update. You can then share your post in LinkedIn Groups or send it to individuals you're connected with as well.

My latest experiment was a post about developing new web tools for Toastmasters clubs, which I shared in the Official Toastmasters Members group and also forwarded to a few people whose feedback I wanted.
Shane M. O'Neill
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11/24/2014 | 5:08:11 PM
Re: Blogging or bloating?
I agree with you there @tjgkg. As much as I think LinkedIn is an excellent resource for jobs, news, and networking, it's trying to hard to be a one-stop shop. Just feels like a crowded room lately. I guess that's what happens when you're a public company. More is more.
Laurianne
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11/25/2014 | 10:33:15 AM
Professional Journey
Your "Professional Journey" could be rather dull if you don't have interesting photographs, right? What do people think of this feature? Would you use it to skim a candidate's history?
Thomas Claburn
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11/25/2014 | 5:45:27 PM
Re: Lots of Gloss but no Substance
Beyond the general lack of substance at LinkedIn (there are exceptions -- I've seen a few interesting posts), what bothers me most about LinkedIn is its hectoring. All social sites do this to some extent -- stop by, see what you've been missing! -- but LinkedIn is particularly annoying with its solicitations to endorse people.
Kristin Burnham
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11/30/2014 | 5:39:51 PM
Re: Lots of Gloss but no Substance
I'd add its notifications when someone in your network publishes a blog post to the annoyances.
Kristin Burnham
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11/30/2014 | 5:26:51 PM
Re: Blogging or bloating?
@tjgkg try sorting your activity feed and omit the posts you don't want to see. Hopefully that will help.
Kristin Burnham
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11/30/2014 | 5:34:21 PM
Re: Blogging or bloating?
@vnewman2 I'm not sure I agree. LinkedIn is the social network for professionals, and the reason for their many features is to provide value for people beyond the ones just looking for a job. Making business contacts and broadening your network is important for anyone, not just job seekers. (Some might argue that cultivating your network before you're looking for a job will help you more once you are.)
Kristin Burnham
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11/30/2014 | 5:38:22 PM
Re: Lots of Gloss but no Substance
LinkedIn's two solutions to this: 1) You can limit the information people who aren't connected to you see, and 2) You can block people. While I agree that this isn't ideal for those concerned about anonymous stalking, I don't see LinkedIn limiting profiles further. Paid accounts and corporate accounts are too valuable to them.


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