Tag Archives: LinkedIn

In a job transition? 7 steps to update your LinkedIn profile

You may have left a job, or you’re looking for a new job with a different focus. Maybe you retired but are still open for something new, even if you aren’t actively looking. It’s time to update your LinkedIn profile. I’ve been helping a friend do just that, and thought others might find the advice […]

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Your LinkedIn competitors are just as passionate

Hey, all you experienced, passionate, strategic professionals out there. If you’re promoting yourself on LinkedIn with those words, you may not be standing out the way you hoped. Apparently, too many of LinkedIn’s more than 546 million users worldwide (as of January 2018) are using the same words to describe themselves. The result? The descriptions […]

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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 still not waiting for LinkedIn to say congrats

(Updated in January 2018) 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 always seems to slide past without comment. So let me say on LinkedIn’s behalf, “Congratulate Sue on 27 years with Get It Write”! Yes, […]

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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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