How to “Reply But Not Accept” a LinkedIn Connection Request in the New UI

Do you have the new desktop user interface (UI) on LinkedIn yet? They've been rolling out the desktop redesign slowly and I just received it on my profile. While there are several changes, one I want to address here is your ability to "reply but not accept" a LinkedIn invitation. I've always been of the mind set that, when you receive an invitation from someone you don't know or recognize, it's not an immediate reason to ignore their request. Rather, visit their profile, see who they are, … [Read more...]

LinkedIn Etiquette: 4 Online Networking Tips

LinkedIn reports that 73 percent of its members use the platform for networking with other professionals. As a social network, it makes perfect sense that close to 3/4 of their membership would be taking advantage of the opportunity to connect with like-minded colleagues. For those of you who want to become part of a conversation and engage with others on LinkedIn, here are four etiquette pointers to keep in mind when networking online: 1. Personalize your connection request. One of the … [Read more...]

LinkedIn Tip: Change is Coming, Back Up Your Profile

As with all social networks (and with life, in general), things change. Here's a quick heads up that LinkedIn is going to be making some changes to their desktop User Interface (UI). There are rumors flying about regarding which features they're going to keep and which ones they'll take away - especially for those using the free version. The rumors I've heard so far are that they may take away the feature where you can track Relationships (i.e., notes, reminders, tags) as well as Advanced … [Read more...]

Open The Door To 40 Times More Opportunities On LinkedIn With This One Step

LinkedIn’s statistics indicate that only 50.5% of people have a 100% completed LinkedIn profile*. Are you among this group of professionals? If so, you're missing out on opportunities. Again, accordingly to to the folks at the social network, "users with complete profiles are 40 times more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn." Therefore, for those professionals who want to leverage their opportunities on LinkedIn, go back and complete your profile. What Should I Include In … [Read more...]

Want to Get 14-21 Times More Views of Your LinkedIn Profile?

You can do it with one simple step. Be sure you have a professional photo on your profile. LinkedIn reports that profiles with photos get 14-21 times more views than those without photos. Princeton psychologists, Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov, report that it only takes 100 milliseconds to form an impression of someone from just looking at a photo of their face. 80 to 90 percent of that first impression is based on just two qualities — trustworthiness and competence. And, social … [Read more...]