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Linkedin Strike Survivor Guide


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  • Please, please, please pass me along to any/everybody.

    LinkedIn needs to be held accountable for their misrepresentation of their privacy policy, hiring policy, et. al.

    They have blocked/removed people for exposing their antics.

    In the meantime, I will do my darnest to keep LinkedIn's feet to the fire.

    Hypocrisy Exposure Specialist

    Asking questions like:

    1) How many Black people can you name that work at LinkedIn?

    2) why is LinkedIn not hiring people over 50?
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Linkedin Strike Survivor Guide

  1. 1. Industry strikes present tremendous professional and personal challenges for everyone involved.LinkedIn offers the perfect tools to be prepared for any kind of interruption,enabling you to engage your network, know where your people are and where your best opportunities lie. Read inside for tips on how to use your laptop to keep you afloat while your industry takes a time-out! Copyright © 2008 LinkedIn Corporation. All rights reserved. In the event of an actual strike,visit
  2. 2. Strike Survival Basics: Follow these tips in the unlikely event of a strike! In case of a strike in your industry, do not panic. Proceed calmly and carefully to the Internet. You are equipped to survive a strike by leveraging one of your most valuable assets: your professional network on LinkedIn. Assume strike positions and reach out to your people using the following tips: Polish your profile. An up-to-date profile can be a lifeline. Clarify your professional brand with a summary of your career, experience and skill set. Update your recent positions and education to help people find you by company, job title, expertise keywords or university. And upload a photo for quick face recognition. Import your address book. Whether you have an Outlook address book,a webmail account or a tower of business cards, your contacts are key. Upload your address book to find out who’s already on LinkedIn, and reconnect with former colleagues and classmates to grow your opportunities. Update your “Status.” Tell your network that you’re looking for work, seeking collaborators for a new project, or traveling. Share “What you’re working on” regularly to communicate it to your network. Your connections will see these in their Network Updates and help meet your needs. Representyouraccomplishments. Direct people to your work on the Internet: hyperlink to IMDb, iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, a blog, or your own website. Nothing beats a credible recommendation from a trusted source — display them on your LinkedIn profile. Forward your profile and put your LinkedIn URL in your email signature for people to check out. Discover an inside connection. Get on the inside track for your dream gig. Search LinkedIn to find connections within your network and get introduced to build relationships before an interview. Research the people you’re interviewing with to find a perfect ice-breaker. Askquestions,answerquestions. Share your expertise and raise your profile by answering questions on LinkedIn Answers.Then find a new perspective on your own challenges by asking questions. Your network has the answers. To act on these tips now,visit