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Donna Svei
Works at Executive Resume & LinkedIn Profile Writer; Retained Search Consultant
Attends Pepperdine Graduate Business School
Lives in Los Angeles, CA/Sun Valley, ID
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Great read for LI mavens! Salesforce IS NOT happy. said it would press regulators in the U.S. and Europe to block Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, citing antitrust issues.
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+Victoria Ipri Yes. They probably just increased the price of Twitter as well.
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Question: A client is having trouble posting rich media to her LI profile. We have tried in Chrome and Safari using both the icon next to her job title and the "Add Media" option. Total failure.

We get this error message:

There was an error while saving this media. Please refresh the page and try again.

Refreshing the page doesn't help.
Clearing her cache doesn't help.

I just posted the same media to my profile with no problem.

Any thoughts/ideas/etc.?

Thank you,


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She upgraded to a Premium account and the problem disappeared. Instantly.

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Has anyone received a notification like this? I didn't invite any of these people to connect.
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I've seen these as well +Donna Svei . Thanks +Mario M. Martinez Jr. and +Bruce Johnston for the clarifications.
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LinkedIn Skills is Back! < Worth checking out!
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Good news! Thanks for sharing, +Donna Svei. I was using the old Skills feature to show people how to find useful keywords for their profiles and was quite disappointed when it disappeared. 
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Great analysis.
LinkedIn’s struggling stock price, and its reliance on stock-based compensation may be a factor in its sale to Microsoft.
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+Greg Cooper Methinks that with the amount of money Microsoft is putting up that if you can't make money out of a feature, that feature is on thin ice.
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Satya looks happier than Jeff in this video. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. They need simpler, crisper talking points.

I expect to see LinkedIn NDAs added to more employment offers -- especially in STEM companies. This gives Microsoft a huge competitive recruiting advantage on information about employees who might be ready/want to move.
The companies said that Microsoft would pay $196 a share to acquire LinkedIn, the business social network site.
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Probably the LI board made JW do it. LI looked to be headed down the same path as Twitter and the big money guys wanted a payout.
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Salesforce advocating against Msoft's LI purchase. It's about the data.
European regulators look at Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn not for what it is, but for what may be. They are right to.
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I'm loving this new LI profile feature! Have any of you used it, or do you have any user stories?
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All of LinkedIn. At least in 2012
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LinkedIn Irony:

Have any of you had problems with LinkedIn eliminating a Slideshare that you've featured in a Publisher post?

I just published this post:

That featured this Slideshare:

Two times I verified that the Slideshare was in the post, and two times it disappeared later.

Several months (years?) ago, I had the same problem with a disappearing infographic, then it resolved.

Just another glitch or does anyone have any insight?

Thank you,

Most LinkedIn members don't use the site's rich media feature. Because of this, they miss the opportunity to amplify their career narrative with visuals. Power…
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I think I answered my own question. The Slideshare has to be embedded in the post. #FingersCrossed
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Has anyone seen the new LinkedIn Jobs interface? I was helping a friend's daughter understand it last night. It's much different than the old interface, which I've had for years, and the two systems return radically different numbers of job postings using the same search terms. It was really interesting looking at them side by side.
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I am awaiting a great blogpost by you +Donna Svei to explain the differences. Yes I am lazy, LOL.

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As of yesterday, LinkedIn isn't showing me messages from people who invite me to connect. Has anyone else noticed this? It concerns me because I often get inquiries about my services along with the invitation to connect. I don't want to unwittingly ignore prospective clients.

I can still send messages when I invite someone to connect. I have no idea if the people receiving the invitation can read them.
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Ah, that explains why two new ones have no message icon.
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How to make your future co-workers like you enough to extend a job offer!
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Please! How .........?
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Executive Resume Writer & Retained Search Consultant. Career Blogger Featured/Honored by Fast Company, HuffPo, CBS News, LifeHacker, SmartBrief on Careers, etc.

Donna Svei, Executive Resumes, G+ Profiles, LinkedIn Profiles, Retained Executive Search Consultant

I collaborate with my job-seeking clients to write job-winning resumes and LinkedIn profiles — your core career marketing materials 24/7/365. When your resume and profile speak directly to what recruiters and hiring managers want, your job search takes less time. 

Recruiting since 1987, I have completed over 400 retained executive searches. I work with hiring managers and Human Resources on a regular basis. I know what they want to see, or not see, on your resume to move them to schedule interviews with you and make job offers.

My executive search clients include Fortune 500, mid-size, and entrepreneurial companies, major consulting firms, and some of the U.S.’s leading nonprofits.

Before 1987, I was a VP and hiring manager in the financial services industry and a CPA with Deloitte. I speak numbers. Because of this, I know how to quantify information to make your story both compelling and credible. 

The Process

  • My clients and I first agree on a fixed amount for the work we will do together. 
  • Then we identify the experience and attributes that matter most to the organizations where they want to work. 
  • Next, we have an in-depth conversation about their background to develop a narrative about where they have worked, what they have done, and the results they have delivered. 

  • Following that, I write a draft of their resume and we then collaborate to refine the draft into a finished resume and social media profiles. 

The Results

  • The process makes effective use of your time.

  • You get a market-driven resume and social media profiles that win interviews.

  • Because we have dug into your background in the context of employers' needs, you're  more aware of what you have to offer and are much better prepared for your interviews than you were before we started. 

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Email me at  because you want to know more or because you want to get started. Save time. Get hired.

Bragging rights 11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search || Bi-Monthly Career Columnist for Accounting Today || Featured on SmartBrief on Your Career || AvidCareerist Featured in Oxford University Press publication "Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication" || Included on several "Top" career blogger and Tweeter lists
  • Pepperdine Graduate Business School
    Organization Development, present
  • Western Washington University
    BA, Accounting, present
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