LinkedIn News: Redesigned Mobile App, Talent Solutions, Privacy Settings, and a Birthday Party

Earlier this week, I showed you ten simple steps to achieving All-Star status on LinkedIn. To round out this week’s LinkedIn theme, here are links to articles from around the web:

Happy 10th Birthday, LinkedIn

LinkedIn recently celebrated its 10th birthday. I love this unique “moving infographic” retrospective that overviews LinkedIn’s history:

LinkedIn’s Redesigned Mobile App (Video)

If you prefer to read a detailed overview of the app’s features, check out this article by Mike Allton at B2C.

Recruit “Passive Candidates” with Talent Solutions (formerly called Hiring Solutions)

In the hiring industry, “passive candidates” are those who are not currently looking for a job, but if the right one comes their way, they might be inclined to pay attention. This article by Ken Yeung at TNW analyzes the Talent Solutions tool.

Help! I Don’t Want My Boss To See Me On LinkedIn

If you’re thinking about leaving your current employer but don’t want your employer to know that, Kristin Johnson’s article at Careerealism offers 10 tips for locking down your privacy settingsoffers 10 tips for locking down your privacy settings. She also suggests additional steps you can take to avoid attracting undue attention.

I followed her privacy settings to the letter (not that I’m thinking of leaving my current employer – myself – but just because it’s a wise thing to do from time to time.

  1. Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner of the screen next to the search box.
  2. Pull down to “Settings.”
  3. Enter your password.
  4. Look in the middle of the screen, under “Privacy Controls.”
  5. Click on “Turn on/off your activity broadcasts.”
  6. Un-check the box that says “Let people know when you change your profile, make recommendations, or follow companies.” Save changes.
  7. Click on “Select Who Can See Your Activity Feed.”
  8. Find “Your activity feed displays actions you’ve performed on LinkedIn.”
  9. Select who can see your activity feed. Set to “Only You.”
  10. Save changes.

Blueprint for the Perfect LinkedIn Status Update (Infographic)

This handy little chart shows you how to structure your update

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