Dave Kerpen | Beware the Dark Side of LinkedIn & 7 Other Articles You Missed This Week
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Beware the Dark Side of LinkedIn & 7 Other Articles You Missed This Week

Beware the Dark Side of LinkedIn & 7 Other Articles You Missed This Week

Social media can be a recruiter’s secret weapon when discovering new talent, especially LinkedIn. In fact, I’ve provided a step-by-step walkthrough of how you can find talented job seekers in your local area by using some of today’s most popular social media sites. If you’re interested in growing your team or want to see how recruiters could be searching for you, be sure to check out Use Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to Find (and Vet) New Hires on Inc.

This week Steve Cody published an article that explores an unexpected danger of the world’s most successful professional networking site, LinkedIn. The piece discusses how some users are manipulating the site’s intended purpose in order to spam the community. It also offers tips and solutions that can prevent you from becoming the next victim of LinkedIn spammers. Here’s Beware the Dark Side of LinkedIn and 7 others you may have missed this week.

1. 5 Simple Ways to Raise Your Company’s Diversity Quotient
If you want your startup to be a place where everyone, regardless of heritage, wants to work and thrive, there are a lot of great and easy ideas out there. Here are 5 of them.

2. How to Succeed When Your Team Doesn’t Have Top Talent
Find out how to pull a group of B players together and win.

3. How to Growth Hack a Side Project When You’ve Got a Full-Time Job
Holding down the day job while launching your next career move may be challenging, but keeping the paycheck and leveraging those work contacts may turn your side-project dream into a full-time success.

4. 9 Subtle Habits That Could be Killing Your Career
These behaviors can become so ingrained that you might not notice they’re holding you back.

5. How Chicago’s Weirdest Bookstore Keeps Its Edge
While its surroundings go mainstream, Quimby’s Bookstore remains a haven for a clientele that prefers its reading material extra strange.

6. 6 Design Trends From Some of the Coolest Startup Offices
Less is more, at least when it comes to designing Silicon Valley workspaces now. Check out some of the latest interior design trends from the offices of Uber, Square, Yelp, and more.

7. Beware the Dark Side of LinkedIn
Not all connections are good connections. Here’s how to avoid the ones you’ll later regret.

8. 18 Powerful Ways to Build Your Mental Toughness
Intelligence is helpful if you want to be successful, but commitment and mental toughness are mandatory. Keep yourself on track with these valuable habits.

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