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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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ANOTHER new UI question:

I can only see two lines of my replies to messages that I receive --as I write them. It's crazy making.

Has anyone else experienced this? Am I missing something (I hope so!).

My current workaround is to compose in Word then copy and paste. Very 2002.

Thank you,

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The new UI no longer allows people to rearrange their skills under Skills & Endorsements. In addition, it only displays three skills on the profile unless the viewer clicks for more.

If you don't have the new UI, you might want to review/optimize this section of your profile while you can.
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+Steven Pofcher More like lucky.
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It (the new UI) has messed up my background photo and won't let me update it? Any fixes?
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+Donna Svei Totally agree. The bugs and Loss of features are irritating but if the new UI succeeds in its main objective (more active members) then we will all benefit 
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An Accenture hiring manager wants to know if candidates read his LinkedIn profile. 
Paul Pierotti, a Dublin-based Managing Director at Accenture Digital, recently implemented a quick, smart check on the relationship building skills (aka soft skills) of a group of employment candidates. He posted a note on…
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Smart candidates would, looking for any/every edge in the interview.
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New research from RiseSmart shows that only 20% of surveyed recruiters insist on a perfect candidate!
Conventional wisdom says you MUST customize your resume for every job you apply to, but is that right? New survey research (p.24) by Kimberly Schneiderman and outplace firm RiseSmart shows that customization isn’t always needed. …
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help me financially 
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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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Another new UI change I've noticed for people who write posts on LI:

I've always liked the page that shows me all of my posts laid out in a 3 X N grid. This grid shows the number of views on each post.

Now, most of the time, LI is showing me my posts in a 1 X N grid. This grid only shows the number of views on posts written in the last year.

Which grid comes up seems to be random, but I'm mostly seeing the 1 X N grid. Because of this, I captured the URL for my 3 X N grid, hoping it will continue to work.

Beyond that, the page where you can see stats for each post over time, and who shared it, seems to be gone.

Thoughts, corrections, workarounds? Thank you!

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This seems to be a quirk that has been fixed. :)
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I wrote this post three years ago. The new LI UI eliminates the ability to arrange your skills. If you don't have the new UI yet, check to be sure your skills are arranged as you want to see them in perpetuity.

With the new UI, people who view your profile will only see the first three skills on your list unless they click to see more.

How To: Arrange Your Skills on LinkedIn
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New LI UI: I haven't been this unhappy since the tax code changed when I was a tax accountant.

1 hr later: OK, I'm over it. I like it, except for the tiny font, the tiny dialog boxes, and my inability to update my background photo. What's with the TINY, anyway?

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Your first para would be a wonderful title for an article +Donna Svei!
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Interviewing? Should you or shouldn't you read the interviewer's LinkedIn profile? At what level of detail? Read about a test an Accenture Digital hiring manager ran on candidates. 
Paul Pierotti, a Dublin-based Managing Director at Accenture Digital, recently implemented a quick, smart check on the relationship building skills (aka soft skills) of a group of employment candidates. He posted a note on…
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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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As +Bruce Johnston noted in another thread it's probably a negotiating ploy to maintain maxumum access to LinkedIn.
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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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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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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
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