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Linkedin, read between the lines

When you use Linkedin, you just think that achiving success is easy.
Yes, everyone is a top class CEO, a consultant who changed the world or someone who sold aircraft as if those were bread (french expression).

Avoid overpitching

If your product is that good, would you spend so much time pitching it? Do you have time to deal with all those useless queries, because you’re so busy dealing with the hottest start-ups right now?
Leave openings, give advice to people on how to contact you (because too many people do, of course) and tell them they better be good.

That makes people want to work with you anyway. Play hard to get.

Make a difference

After browsing hundreds of profiles, you go directly to the interesting points, and a little bit of humor or personal touch, does the trick.
You’re different. Just build a relationship.
People bet on people, not resumes.

Look at wordings

What does “achieve success” mean? Is there something measurable like 35% revenue increase? Do you feel that the profile you’re seeing is too perfect? Dig. Look at people who had the same job, and what they put forward.
Then you have a better idea of what is NOT said.

Everything is just a hint

Why is there a year missing?
Why is one job extensively described and another one isn’t?
Overall consistency matters most.

Go for it

Don’t be shy. Just try to get close to people that will add value to you. Monitor the questions and answers. There is a lot going on on Linkedin, and you don’t want to miss the party.

Good use of Linkedin, guys. Don’t forget me when you become a millionaire.

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4 Comments to "Linkedin, read between the lines"

  1.'s Gravatar
    June 22, 2008 - 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Ce sont des points tous à fait valables pour n’importe quel curriculum vitæ.
    D’ailleurs faudrait que j’y pense.

  2. Vinh's Gravatar Vinh
    June 23, 2008 - 8:45 am | Permalink

    oui effectivement.
    A la différence près que Linkedin est un CV open que même les collègues peuvent voir. Alors il s’agit d’avoir quelque chose de multifacettes, alors que la plupart du temps, les CV sont customisés vers une entreprise cible. (s’ils sont bien faits).

  3.'s Gravatar
    June 24, 2008 - 7:54 am | Permalink

    Ben finalement… j’ai une personnalité multi-facettes (j’ai eu beaucoup de vies professionnelles), mais sur le plan biz/work, il y a surtout un élément qu’en général tu souhaites mettre en avant.

    C’est pour ça d’ailleurs que je viens de changer mon profil.

  4. Vinh's Gravatar Vinh
    June 25, 2008 - 10:06 am | Permalink

    C’est vrai!
    Alors t’es developpeur web c’est ça?
    Faudra qu’on se parle :)

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