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LinkedIn Skills - Is It Worth Your Time? (Revised)

By: Viveka Thursday March 17, 2011 comments Tags: LinkedIn Tips, Viveka von Rosen, LinkedIn Advice, LinkedIn Skills, Mashable, Bridget Carey, Linked Into Business

LinkedIn Skills I was recently interviewed by both Mashable and the Miami Herald about LinkedIn Skills.  Here's my thoughts on the whole thing. Skills is a double-edged sword for me.   I train people on how to optimize their profiles so they can be found on a LinkedIn search, and of course as more people realize that to get found on LinkedIn, all they need to do is optimize their profile more efficiently with keywords, the actual value of a traditional LinkedIn profile is decreased.  Many people are inputting experience formulated simply to get a higher result on the LinkedIn Search results thereby inaccurately displaying their real qualifications.  This is where I see the real strength of the skills, publications and certifications sections. You can of course fake all... Read More