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Jun 15, 2015

Webcred.it – Skills & Project Verification For Tech Workers

Ed: Great idea, there are some things you just can’t express or demonstrate on your Linkedin profile and profiles are often embellished.

Webcred.it allows you establish a record of projects you have worked on and the role you played which is confirmed by the company or project. There is no mechanism on Linkedin to provide this verification of both skills and your actual contribution.

In my case I have run about 10 tech projects that were either short gigs or experiments which are not really suitable to list on Linkedin as a separate jobs which would make sense to list on Webcred.it.

Often as a freelancer you might not be directly working for a company but [...]

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Apr 21, 2015

VeloCV – Your Linkedin Profile Presented In A Visually Pleasing CV Format

Ed: Turns your LinkedIn profile into a stylish looking online CV. I like it I could see myself using it if I was looking for a job, it’s a problem I didn’t know I had or a solution I didn’t know I needed but after using it I think its very useful for job seekers.

There is the risk that LinkedIn will block it or introduce a similar feature because this is their core business but its a nice implementation. Worth Using.

Startup Name VeloCVWhat problem are you solving? You think you could just use your LinkedIn profile as your own personal mini website but your LinkedIn’s public profile doesn’t really have the graphic layout that reflects [...]
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Jun 10, 2014

Guy Kawasaki on becoming a Social Media evangelist for your Start-up

Photo by Robert Scoble

This is long but worth listening to, key points

If you are thinking of starting a business, get your social media profiles setup now and start blogging and curating content in your space, it will give you 6-12 months to gain followers for when you are ready to go. If you are not getting the occasional complaint about your social media activities you are not pushing hard enough You should be repeating your social media posts (he has data to back this up), especially if you have an international audience who wont necessarily be hanging waiting for your every tweet or go back through your posts to see what they missed. You need to customise your [...]
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