LinkedIn’s Open Candidate Feature May Help a Job Find You

Learn How (and Whether) to Activate the Feature LinkedIn recently announced a new Open Candidate feature to make it easier for working job hunters to hide their search from their employer and to signal to other corporate recruiters that they are [...]

The Frugal Guide to Online Learning

Online Learning for (Not) Dummies Alternatives to Lynda.com As we discussed in our last post, Lynda.com is a great resource for online learning and is now being incorporated more into LinkedIn, itself. In today’s job market, the need for continuous [...]

LinkedIn Adds Skills Education to Its Core Mission

Lynda.com Courses Available Free for Some LinkedIn Subscribers About a year and a half ago, LinkedIn bought the online training site, Lynda.com. Until last week, the two remained separate entities, each offering a variety of paid and free options. Last [...]

The Job Hunter’s Emergency Guide to LinkedIn, Part 2

Premium accounts, Profile Photos, Passwords and Dating Advice Should I Pay for a Premium LinkedIn Account? Sooner or later, LinkedIn will ask you whether you want to subscribe to any of their premium accounts or try one for 30 days. [...]

The Job Hunter’s Emergency Guide to LinkedIn, Part 1

Oops, I Need a Job. Soon. What Do I Do? Maybe you just had that extremely awkward conversation with your boss about why they’re letting you go. Or you quit. Possibly you just graduated, or you’re getting back into the [...]

23 Ways Writers Can Deal with Chaos

Creativity Tools for the (Dis)organized Writer Ideas are messy things. For most people, they tend to pile up in corners and under the bed like dust bunnies. For writers, though, they feel more like stampeding cattle. In order for writers [...]

7 Steps to Mastering List Articles

Improve Your Blog and Build Readership with Lists Part 6 of Blogging 101 Is there a writer anywhere who never made a list? A shopping list? A task list? A list of points to make in a blog article or [...]

How to Blog with Curation

Sharing the Web With Others, Link by Link Part 5 of Blogging 101 A couple of weeks ago I was confronted by the fact that I was completely wrong about content curation on the web! Or, more accurately, I was [...]

The Mysteries of Microblogging

Everything You Wanted to Know About Microblogs, But Didn’t Know to Ask Putting Microblogging Under the Microscope Explaining microblogging is difficult because so many people do it in different ways. A microblog post can be well under 140 characters, or [...]

The Five Alternate Blog Types Every Blogger Should Know

More Bloggers, More Ways to Blog Blogging 101, Part 3 In our last post on Blogging 101, we discussed three media alternatives to the traditional written blog: video, audio (or podcasting), and image blogging. But if you thought those were [...]

Blogging Alternatives: Vlogs, Podcasts & Images

Alternatives to a Written Blog How to Use Non-Writing Forms of Blogging Video Blogging, or Vlogging In our first class on blogging, Why Blog?, we focused on writing for blogs. Today, class, let’s look at three blogging alternatives. Gary, you’re the [...]

The LinkedIn Curmudgeon on the Big Merger

LinkedIn Members Need to Meditate This morning, for the first time, employees of LinkedIn, SlideShare, Lynda.com, Skype, Xbox, Yammer, Nokia, Rapportive, and Microsoft (and over 400 million LinkedIn users) are all starting their meditation sessions, in the lotus position, contemplating [...]