LinkedIn DVD: LinkedIn for Job Seekers Review by Ask The Headhunter

Nick Corcodilos is the man behind the famous Ask The Headhunter.  Nick’s advice, opinion and wisdom has been read by hundreds of thousands – he has been syndicated for a long time.  Anytime I’ve read Nick’s stuff I found myself agreeing – even if I didn’t want to, his logic and perspective was strong.

Nick recently came out with a new book called How To Work With Headhunters.  I’ll write more about that later.

I sent Nick a LinkedIn for Job Seekers DVD and hoped he would weigh in on it.  I was more than pleasantly surprised by the in-depth and two-thumbs-up report he gave on his blog.  You can read the entire post at LinkedIn for Job Seekers: A personal tutor.  Here are some things from his post that I really liked:

“I don’t write about many products or services because it’s rare that I find one worth writing about. Let’s face it, the Net is rife with hyped-up garbag-io.”

Totally – we’ve been beyond information overload for a long time.

NickCorcodilos“I expected a slick video of Jason in a suit lecturing me. (I dunno about you, but I can’t stand scripted videos and droning talking heads.) What makes this video so effective is that it focuses entirely on the LinkedIn screen while Jason stands over your shoulder and walks you through every important page, screen, feature and tool LinkedIn has to offer. There’s no droning…”

I hear this a lot – people expect me to be on a stage telling you what to do… in fact, you can see a short preview here, or a long preview here – you don’t see me speaking at all – it’s all my screen as I walk you through Linkedin, with my commentary and advice.

“My plan to skip around and get a feel for the DVD was dashed. I wound up taking my time and taking notes!”

There is a ton of meat in the DVD… 🙂

“I’m not job hunting, but I learned much of what I need to know to use LinkedIn for my business.”

Great point – I say it’s “not just for job seekers.”

“I think this product works so well because Jason Alba is immersed in JibberJobber and he spends all day long thinking about what helps job hunters.”

Another great point.  I actually think about social tools from two perspectives: (1) from the professional in career management, whether they are in a job search or not, and (2) from an entrepreneur/marketing perspective, so I can figure out how to grow my own business.

“LinkedIn for Job Seekers costs $49 (if you catch the current promo price). An hour with a tutor will cost you more than that.”

I charge $250/hour for consulting.  My DVD is over 2 hours long. The math is simple on this one 🙂

Nick, thanks a ton for this review, it really made my week when I saw it in my Google Alerts 🙂

7 thoughts on “LinkedIn DVD: LinkedIn for Job Seekers Review by Ask The Headhunter”

  1. Wow! Pretty cool product and review Jason! You are always coming up with the BEST value add products and services that help people be the best they can be. Kudos to you…… to think that it all began with your own job loss. You are such an inspiration during these though times…. Keep it up and THANK YOU!

  2. So, Jason, what’s your take on the new LinkedIn limitation on custom invitations to 200 characters? It’s still not clear to me when this exactly applies, but it’s now something I’ve run up against for the last couple of weeks. It’s kind of hard to personalize an invitation with that kind of limitation.

  3. Here was my official response from LinkedIn Customer Service to my inquiry on the 200 character limit:

    “Thank you for contacting LinkedIn Customer Support.

    We have recently made this change to invitations. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

    If you have further questions, please feel free to reply to this message.

    Thank you for being a valued member of our LinkedIn community!”

    Umm … is it my imagination or does this say NOTHING?


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