Saturday, June 29, 2013

New and Free! Linkedin Working to Help Your Acting Career with New Tool

Find Out Who Is Checking You Out.  Might Be a Potential Casting Director, Agent, or Manager

A hat tip to one of my favorite online resources, .  They posted that Linkedin has added a free feature to their tools to help you get more acting work.  You are now able to see the details of who has been looking at your profile.

I immediately jumped on this.  You kind of feel like a spy.  Wouldn't it be nice to know if an agent, manager, or casting director was checking you out?  That would be good info to be aware of.  Might even want to follow up on that.  At the least, invite them to connect.

There were also the obvious ones.  I had sent out some invitations to connect.  I saw a few of those had potentially scratched their head, "Do I know this guy?" or "I see we have a lot of shared connections, but who the heck is he?"  But when you send out an invitation to connect, you will commonly get that persons attention long enough to go to your profile.  So use invitations strategically.  If you don't know the person, see if you are connected to someone who does, who can make the Linkedin introduction.

I did see a few folks that potentially might want to sell me something.  While most of us are not that excited to have more sale people calling on us, sometimes that could be a needed service, like an acting school in NYC for instance.  We'd be happy to have you review our profile on Linkedin.  Don't hesitate to send us an invitation to connect.  Our email is

This service at Linkedin used to be something you paid for.  At least for now, it is free to use.  Maybe
they want to get you hooked and then pull it away again.  I'd say, take the risk.  Go to your Linkedin home page.  Over on the right hand side you'll see "Whose viewed Your Profile."  And you also see the option to "see more."  When you click on the "see more," you'll go to a page with 90 days worth of who has been checking you out.  There are also some nice analytics for you to evaluate.  Things like keywords that led to folks seeing you in Linkedin Search.

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