New updated “Who Not to Connect With on LinkedIn”

Since it was first written in 2013, my post on Who NOT to Connect with on LinkedIn has become one of the most viewed articles on Frugal Guidance 2. After much thought and editing, I’ve created a new version, including [...]

Facebook Offers New Job Hunting Tools

Can Facebook Jobs Threaten LinkedIn? Job Hunters Can Use the Best of Both Digital Worlds Job hunters now have a new tool that allows them to search for local job openings directly on Facebook. On Feb. 15th, Facebook made it [...]

Job Hunters & the New LinkedIn Interface

Which LinkedIn Membership Works for Your Job Hunt? For two months, LinkedIn has been slowly rolling out its new interface for those who use LinkedIn from their desktop (or laptop) computers via a browser. This can have a big effect [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Protect Your LinkedIn Passwords – Q&A

Questions & Answers: The LinkedIn Security Debacle and You What’s all this about a LinkedIn hack? Wasn’t that years ago? For LinkedIn members, an old hack is coming back to bite us in the you-know-what. Back in 2012, hackers stole [...]

Is it time to shoot the LIONs?

Why Open Networkers are Idealists, and Why They Need to Stop It Ever since LinkedIn went online there has been a fierce debate between those who feel you should only connect with people you know, and those who say you [...]

Build Your Own Online Job Search Hub

A Job Hunter’s Guide to Getting Noticed Online Set Up a Communications Hub on the Web for your Job Search Part 2 of The Modern (Older) Job Hunter If you have worked for a single employer over a period of [...]

WARNING: LinkedIn Fakes, Crooks and Spies

Why LinkedIn Users Need to Be Aware and Beware! Lately, I’ve been binge watching Liam Austin’s LinkedIn Summit rolling series of 30 presentations (during the 48-hour period he posts them for free). Great series. All of the speakers talk about [...]