We know, we know. Writing a summary about yourself sucks. As tempting as it might be to copy and paste some portion of your resume to fill this field, resist, urges Serdula.
In fact, it stems from something I noticed way back in August of last year. Steve has a total of 6 connections, none of which are 2nd or 3rd degree connections with any of mine, he lives an hour away from me and is in a completely different industry.
However, she has only one connection on LinkedIn. So just because we share a last name, we might know each other? Heather happens to be a girl I dated way back in high school.
The only problem is, this person is the wrong Heather. This Heather has a different profession and lives on the other side of the country.
This is the maiden name of my aunt who was married into the family years ago. This person lives across the country and has zero connections. In other words, if someone searched for both of us, we might know each other. Herman follows me on Twitter, but happens to live in the Netherlands.
Doug lives in New York and contacted me through my personal site a year ago. We exchanged a couple emails and that was it. We share no groups, no connections or anything else.
Okay, so maybe they are getting Twitter data somehow? Commonalities between you and other members.
For example, you may have common connections, similar profile information and experiences, work at the same company or in the same industry, or attended the same school.
Also, nowhere does it mention Twitter or Facebook data, so those theories are out. However, after perusing my LinkedIn settings, I found three different areas where Privacy Controls are listed. If you go to your Settings page and click on Profile, you will see privacy controls for a variety of profile related issues.
If you click on the Account tab, you can adjust privacy controls for advertising.
There, I found two more controls that were pre-selected: Okay, so LinkedIn had been sharing my data with third party applications and plugins. This person just reiterated what the Help Center page said.
Also on a side note: Tami has a total of 5 connections, lives in Seattle, no public company or title listed, but we just happened to exchange a few emails a couple days prior regarding some questions I had about software her company sold.
Last Ditch Effort… A final thought I had was that maybe I was missing a setting within these other applications such as Facebook, allowing them to share my information with partner sites. Upon checking my Facebook controls, I found the following personalization setting: On another note, it seems that Facebook in sensitive about this topic, as I received this prompt when I disabled instant personalization: However, I am still stumped on how they came up with some of these names.
If you have any more insight on this, I would love to hear it. In fact, it has a pretty creepy user base as well. I can prove it, too. Go through your connections and pick out the profile of someone who happens to be, in your opinion, um…a young, attractive female.
Try not to feel creepy yet, this is for science. What kind of faces do you see? Chances are, they are of more, erm, young and attractive females. LinkedIn has slipped under the radar when it comes to privacy controls and transparency, which I believe is unacceptable.
Everyone points to Google, Apple and Facebook and pretty much stops there. LinkedIn has experienced substantial growth in recent years, but they seem to be overstepping their bounds in certain areas.
They should also keep a close eye on their users—because no one wants another Chatroulette-style takeover… Lastly, my sincere apologies if a mustache, trench coat and wire frame glasses happen to be your look.You can reach out to recruiters on LinkedIn or email as part of your job search strategy..
There are external recruiters – those who send candidates to companies – and internal recruiters – usually on the HR staff. During the talk Carlos Gil and I gave at SXSW (Resumes Suck! 7 Ways to Find a Job With Social Media), we had a handful of questions that I wanted to follow up on.
One in particular I thought was important was a question about how job seekers and candidates should best reach out to hiring managers. Cape Town Phone: / Fax: Address: 15 Dacres Avenue, Epping Industrial 2, LinkedIn Learning combines % of rutadeltambor.com’s courses with LinkedIn insights to give you personalized learning.
Oct 14, · What makes a LinkedIn profile great? This question was originally answered on Quora by Aaron Clayton-Dunn. How to Write an Email Asking for a Job. First impressions do matter. Especially when we are presenting ourselves through a written letter, our words are the only window a hiring manager has into who we are and whether they'd like to give.