5 Helpful LinkedIn Links

LinkedIn logoI originally published the following post on this blog in July, 2007.  It contains 5 links to helpful LinkedIn resources.

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5 Tips for Job Seekers

A few months ago I left IBM.  I accepted a senior product management role at Marketwire+ Sysomos.  Since then some of my friends have asked me for job hunting advice.

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Egosurfing: How to “google yourself” automatically with Google Alerts

A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on.
– William S. Burroughs
Google Alerts

Whether you call it egosurfing, egosearching, or vanity searching, you have probably tried “googling yourself” at least once.  That is, you typed your name into your favourite search engine to see what results appeared.

If you want to keep regular tabs on those search results, it can be a annoying to re-type your name each time.  To prevent writer’s cramp, you can turn to a free service called Google Alerts.  Google Alert provides automatic email updates on search results for keywords that you provide.

It is very easy to create a Google Alert for your name.  The instructions are below:

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FRANKly delicious

Do yourself a favour and visit FRANK Restaurant at the Art Gallery of Ontario.  I recently had brunch there.  Delicious.

2 simple voice mail and email tips

Here are 2 simple tips that were included in the latest edition of David Allen’s Productivity Principles Newsletter:

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Using LinkedIn Effectively

I see more and more co-workers starting to use LinkedIn.  If you’re new to the service, you’ll want to checkout a post I wrote in the summer of 2007 entitled “LinkedIn Tips”.  It contains links to a number of helpful articles.

Updated: Fixed broken link.