Aug 242014
 

lynda.com Article Center | lynda.com Certifications—Now Available On Your LinkedIn Profile:

“If you’re a member of both lynda.com and LinkedIn, when you complete a course on lynda.com, you’ll receive an email with a link that lets you quickly and easily post your new certificate of completion to your LinkedIn profile—adding depth and breadth to your online resume.”

*This isn’t why I rejoined Lynda but I heard about it a day or so after. Believe I heard about it on the Talk Show with John Gruber. This would seem to be valuable to Lynda members and to firms looking for people with particular skills. Perhaps LinkedIn will allow hiring managers, recruiters and other people looking to hire people with skills a way to find Lynda members.

Lookingforward to seeing what happens after my first certificate goes up on LinkedIn. 

Jan 192012
 

According to the graphic LinkedIn included in an email they sent to me, 7% fewer people are listing merchandising as a skill on their profile.

Wonder if there were a substantial number of people who moved on to other career opportunities and no longer want this on their profile.

LinkedIn Merchandising Graphic

Mar 192011
 

The other day I was on the LinkedIn website. There were some charts on how many times my page came up in search results and how many times it was visited and viewed.

APPEARANCES IN SEARCH

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VIEWS

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Of the 32 times my profile came up in search results, 15 times someone actually clicked on and came to my LinkedIn profile. Of those 15, LinkedIn provided me 5 results with either the name of the person or enough data to find out relatively easy who it was. To see the other 10 visitors I’d have to become a paid member. There is not enough value for me to do that at the moment.