Liam Neeson is badass, and exactly the kind of person I would want to have my back should I find myself in trouble — or unemployed. The actor, who plays ex-CIA operative Brian Mills in the “Taken” movies is hosting a contest to promote “Taken 3,” giving fans the chance to have Brian Mills endorse their “particular set of skills.” Imagine the amount of profile views the winner will get from having Liam Neeson tell the world how proficient they are in Photoshop and Microsoft Excel. I WANT TO WIN.
To enter, all you have to do is follow this page on LinkedIn to be entered. The contest runs through December 23, and the winner will be announced the week of January 4, when Neeson will record the video for the lucky winner. [Mashable]
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking website, so it makes sense that many companies would want to advertise their business there. One suggestion: maybe try to not make your engineering ad look a little too much like an ad for an “adult friend.”
The company in question is called TopTal. Their advertisement read “We Recruit Top Engineers And Bring Them To You Fast! $1800-$2800/wk. Try For 2 Weeks, Risk-Free.” The wording is pretty ambiguous to begin with, but the photo next to it was what attracted the most attention. As the UK’s Daily Mail reported, the woman pictured, Florencia Antara, is in fact an engineer, but she was photographed in a way that made her not exaaactly look like a woman working in an office. Instead of photographing her in professional clothing Florencia wore an off-the-shoulder shirt with tousled hair. She looks kind of like an ’80s teen idol. Keep reading »
Above is an email I received via LinkedIn from a Millionaire Matchmaker recruiting site, not to be confused with Patti Stanger’s “Millionaire Matchmaker,” although they intentionally try to be confusing. “Ladies! Meet My Millionaires!” Where have I heard that before? Sounds familiar. Not to flatter myself — I’m sure this email went out to thousands of women — but how did they find me? It seems odd to recruit “beautiful women” seeking millionaires through LinkedIn, a professional website, where you have no idea whether a person is single or not. What if I was dating someone. I mean, I’m not, but WHAT IF? Keep reading »