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Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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By J.D. Gershbein, Edited by: David Wolinsky

The One LinkedIn Enhancement that Would Change Everything

The One LinkedIn Enhancement that Would Change Everything

In LinkedIn's quest to deliver a more engagement-centered user experience, it's made significant and sweeping improvements. The technology itself, site aesthetics, overall navigation, and organization of content... Read »

Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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By JD Gershbein, Edited by: David Wolinsky

LinkedIn's Best Innovations to Take Advantage of

LinkedIn's Best Innovations to Take Advantage of

You may have noticed that LinkedIn had a pretty good year in 2011. On February 9, 2012, the company announced it surpassed 150 million users and posted Q4 earnings of $167.7 million, a 105 percent increase over... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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By JD Gershbein, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Field Friendly Strangers on LinkedIn

How to Field Friendly Strangers on LinkedIn

Has this ever happened to you: You log in to your LinkedIn account, check your inbox, and see that you have received an invitation to connect with someone you don’t know? Or, better yet, someone invites you as a... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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By Jabez LeBret, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Connect With Your Competition on Linkedin

How to Connect With Your Competition on Linkedin

If you are not using LinkedIn to build your business you are missing out on a huge opportunity. I recently wrote about leveraging Linkedin and how you can find new prospects within Linkedin groups, but there is... Read »

Monday, Dec 5, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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By J.D. Gershbein, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to be a Power LinkedIn User over the Holidays

How to be a Power LinkedIn User over the Holidays

The big hype of Black Friday is over. Cyber Monday is well behind us. Now we can focus on all the stuff that matters most this holiday season: social networking. So as the holiday season revs up, so should your... Read »

Sunday, Nov 6, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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By J.D. Gershbein, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Who Has the Time for LinkedIn?

Who Has the Time for LinkedIn?

Think about how you engage on social media for business. LinkedIn, still a mystery for many, is the de facto social networking site for professionals. It’s one thing to learn LinkedIn; it’s entirely another... Read »

Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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By J.D. Gershbein, Edited by: David Wolinsky

LinkedIn and Social Business: Your Take is Right

LinkedIn and Social Business: Your Take is Right

Guest contributor and LinkedIn wizard J.D. Gershbein explains why you should trust your instincts when it comes to social media. Read »

Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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By Jabez LeBret, Edited by: David Wolinsky

The Four Major Parts to Your LinkedIn Profile: Guest

The Four Major Parts to Your LinkedIn Profile: Guest

Jabez LeBret helps make sense of Linkedin's profile essentials and explains how you can get noticed. Read »

Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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By Jabez LeBret, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Cracking the Linkedin Code: Guest

Cracking the Linkedin Code: Guest

Jabez LeBret lays out exactly how to optimize your LI presence. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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By David Wolinsky

LinkedIn to Automate Job Referrals

LinkedIn to Automate Job Referrals

A new feature can help hook up your friends for employee referrals and make the whole process more streamlined for employers. Read »

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