Tag Archives: LinkedIn

Publishing on LinkedIn? Break through the noise

“LinkedIn has become the fish wrap of the Internet.” That statement by Nick Corcodilos on the Ask The Headhunter blog made me laugh, but it also serves as a warning. If you’ve jumped on the LinkedIn Publishing bandwagon, make sure your articles have value. According to LinkedIn, nearly two million members are now using its […]

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Don’t let LinkedIn intimidate you

A friend has a LinkedIn profile, but beyond listing his title and employer, he has nothing — nothing! — to say what he does and how well he does it. He doesn’t even have a photo. Of course, I’m bugging him about it. “At least get a photo up!” I told him. “And then you […]

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LinkedIn turns up the noise

Wait for it: 230 million LinkedIn users around the world will soon be piling on the publishing bandwagon. LinkedIn says it is “always looking for new ways for members to contribute professional insights.” That means it is allowing members – as well as the so-called “Influencers” – to publish “long-form posts about their expertise and […]

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I’m not waiting for LinkedIn to say congrats

If you have a profile on LinkedIn, you’ve probably noticed that the site regularly points out when your contacts have a work anniversary. Somehow, my own milestone seems to slide past every year without comment, maybe because I don’t have an actual day attached to “January” as my business start date. So let me say […]

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Be seen as an expert with LinkedIn

Your LinkedIn profile can help you be seen as an expert in your field. At a recent meeting of one of my freelancer groups, Communicators Connection, my colleague Carl Friesen suggested paying attention to these areas: Photo: Use a head-and-shoulders professional photo, in which you are dressed for business and smiling. Make sure there aren’t […]

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Fine-tune your LinkedIn profile to open doors

(Updated September 5, 2017) Do you want to stand out among the 500+ million people who are members of LinkedIn? Well, sure you do! LinkedIn acts as a business card and an online resume, positions you as an expert and opens doors to new contacts and new business. At a meeting of IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent […]

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Clever LinkedIn – I clicked, did you?

When it comes to engaging and involving the people who use their networking site, the folks at LinkedIn are doing a good job. This is somewhat belated, but I thought the short video put together for LinkedIn’s 10th anniversary (what? already?!) on May 7 was nicely done. As described on the LinkedIn blog, it asked […]

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Er, it’s ‘social’ media, not ‘numbers’ media

Despite what some people will tell you, Twitter isn’t a numbers game. Nor is Facebook. Nope, not LinkedIn either. Social media is all about connection and community. Oh, spammers will offer to get you thousands of Twitter followers or Facebook ‘likes,’ cheap. You can even buy followers on eBay; one found by Mashable offered to […]

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10 tips to polish your LinkedIn profile

Never, never, NEVER auto-post your Twitter comments to LinkedIn. It’s annoying, all those #hashtags and @signs are #messy and #confusing to #people who don’t use #Twitter, and you’ll just cause your network to hide your comments, which effectively hides YOU from sight. Not what you’re looking for in a network that’s all about connection, is […]

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How freelancers can use LinkedIn

After a conversation this week with someone just starting an independent business, one of the first things I did was send my new friend an invitation to connect on LinkedIn. This social networking site has more than 100 million members in more than 200 countries. As of January 2011, it includes executives from all 2010 […]

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