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Mathieu Plourde

What Happened After I Joined LinkedIn, 11 Years Ago | Donna Serdula | Pulse | LinkedIn - 0 views

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    "A sinking feeling came over me and I realized that my LinkedIn profile did not portray me as a top notch professional. My LinkedIn profile did not sell my skills or show any differentiation between me and the millions of other LinkedIn users out there. My profile basically said, "This lady doesn't have anything that sets her apart from the crowd.""
Mathieu Plourde

Online Skills Are Hot, But Will They Land You a Job? - WSJ - 1 views

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    " Course providers like Udemy and Lynda.com, along with coding boot camps and massive open online courses (MOOCs) such as edX and Coursera, promise to refresh workers' skills or help them acquire expertise they didn't get in college. But those new credentials don't carry much weight in hiring yet, recruiters say, because managers don't trust or recognize many of the companies and organizations behind the badges and courses."
Mathieu Plourde

What Boomers And Gen Xers Get Wrong About Social Media - 1 views

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    "Social media was not a part of the business landscape when most boomers and Gen Xers hit their stride. But today, regardless of role, industry or seniority, being social media savvy is a major advantage for both personal branding and for doing your job better. I work with a lot of senior executives whose social media errors needlessly work against them. Here are 9 of the most egregious."
Mathieu Plourde

How to Find Your Social Media Peeps - 1 views

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    "When I first began tweeting, I came up with the following "formula" to help guide my work. Identify>Engage>Leverage This approach was (as it is today) pretty simple. If I could find the people I was interested in following, I could engage with them (e.g., retweet their posts, promote their blogs, share their professional achievements, etc.) and then "leverage" these connections; this "leveraging" process would include followers responding to my "Questions of the Week," retweeting my posts, and/or reaching out to me directly referencing my handle in their tweets.) The challenge, of course, is actually finding these "influencers" and in this post I'll share some research approaches that have worked for me."
Mathieu Plourde

Ex-Yahoo CEO Quits Splunk Board Following Resume Scandal - Bloomberg - 0 views

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    "Thompson's downfall at Yahoo stemmed from references in his biography saying that he held a bachelor's degree in computer science from Stonehill College. The incorrect degree showed up in the company's regulatory filings and its website. Yahoo replaced Thompson with interim CEO Ross Levinsohn, head of its global media, on May 13."
Mathieu Plourde

Does your résumé match up? - 1 views

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    "Do you have a computer science degree? Me neither. Up until a few weeks ago, however, everyone thought the now former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson did. Yes, I said former. Thompson was forced to step down as the head of the internet and search giant after it was found out he did not, as his résumé said, have a computer science degree. "
Mathieu Plourde

20 LinkedIn Mistakes to Avoid - 1 views

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    "One of those social media networks that multiplies mistakes as well as amplifying your connections and content is LinkedIn. With the recent opening up of its "publishing platform" to all of its members, the rising importance of Linkedin is now even more evident. With Linkedin's membership now passing 300 million professionals, not looking like a "dork" is important in front of that size crowd."
Mathieu Plourde

Professional You: Why Looking Good On LinkedIn Matters - 0 views

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    "Many students ignore the site until after graduation, mistakenly thinking it is just for job seekers. As a result, those few who start developing their LinkedIn network early (even before graduating from high school) have a distinct advantage when it's time to apply for colleges, awards, grad school, internships and jobs."
Mathieu Plourde

Have Social Networks Killed the Web? - 0 views

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    it's no coincidence that the death of Google Reader corresponds with the rise of Google's own social networks. As Wired's Christina Bonnington points out, "No matter what Mountain View says about changing user habits, though, both Now and Plus do one thing: They keep you in Google's world." Of course, this is an industry-wide trend. Not just Google, but Facebook, LinkedIn and the other big networks are all gunning to become become true media properties. Just like traditional media outlets-from TV networks to newspapers - the more users they have and the better they hook those users, the more they can charge for ads.
Mathieu Plourde

University Pages: LinkedIn Launches New College Profiles - 0 views

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    The professional connections site LinkedIn is launching a new section of its social network Monday: University Pages targets younger users who want to connect with colleges. More than 200 schools now have profile pages, according to LinkedIn. As part of the new effort, the company also dropped its minimum age to 14 in the U.S. The new college profiles allow prospective students to see how many of a school's graduates are on LinkedIn, as well as a breakdown of the main fields in which they work. The pages also list the top employers of alumni.
Mathieu Plourde

Endorse is the New Like - 0 views

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    "the ease of which I can endorse someone's skills in LinkedIn, means alot if one gets a lot of endorsements, which all it really means is that a lot of people are mindlessly clicking because someone else mindlessly endorsed them."
Mathieu Plourde

The Rise Of The Superconnector - 1 views

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    "Just as the elevated noise from ubiquitous blogging and publishing tools led to the rise of content curators and apps that filter wheat from chaff, today's hyperconnectivity presents a "drinking from the firehose" challenge to networking. Shrinking degrees of separation often leave people with a lot of "friends" but few relationships, and little indication of which potential relationships might provide real, mutual value."
Mathieu Plourde

Ultimate 'Cheat Sheet' on Super-Connecting - 0 views

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    "They make introduction after introduction, in hopes the two professionals they connect are able to benefit one another. Why is this so powerful? The person doing the super-connecting builds their reputation as a powerful professional by focusing on giving - and in return receives the same kind of new introductions back."
Mathieu Plourde

Things I Carry: Devices for Efficiency, Gratitude, Perspective - 0 views

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    At the end of the day, the things I carry are really a set of values: Stay innovative. Express gratitude. And most importantly, keep things in perspective.
Mathieu Plourde

The End of LinkedIn Events... Here are some alternatives - 0 views

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    "You could browse events and find interesting events that connections in your network were organizing or attending. You could also post upcoming events and promote them through your network and the LinkedIn Events page. It worked great and lots of people used it. Unfortunately, LinkedIn didn't talk much about it and hid it in their navigation bar so there were a lot of people who didn't even know it existed."
Mathieu Plourde

A résumé on paper? You must be over 40 - 0 views

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    Older does not necessarily mean wiser when it comes to applying for jobs in the computer age: Younger job seekers are stealing a big advantage with their digital résumés. Yet it is not difficult to build up a succinct and effective digital CV - it just takes a little thought, research and time.
Mathieu Plourde

When Is The Best Time To Post On Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC] - 0 views

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    "If a tweet is sent in the evening but no one is around to read it, was it ever really tweeted?"
Mathieu Plourde

Is Your LinkedIn Headline Killing Your Personal Brand? - 0 views

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    "If your LinkedIn headline is like most, it's actually doing your personal brand more harm than good. Here are 4 ways your LinkedIn headline can destroy your perceived value:"
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