LinkedIn Tip: Change is Coming, Back Up Your Profile

LinkedIn changes

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

Receive more opportunities on LinkedIn

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?

LinkedIn blank profile photo

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...]

Don’t Blame Your Lack of LinkedIn Personalization on Your Smartphone

Don't Blame Your Smartphone

It used to be that, when you sent out an invitation to connect with someone on LinkedIn - and you used your smartphone - LinkedIn did not give you the ability to personalize that request. If you clicked on the "connect" button from your phone, a generic LinkedIn invitation went out automatically. It was frustrating to those who valued the importance of connecting in a friendly and professional way, but were using their phones to do so. The other day I received another generic invite and, … [Read more...]

LinkedIn Connection Requests: Why Keep Messing With a Good Thing?

LinkedIn question

I delivered a LinkedIn presentation last week and revealed 7 common mistakes made on the social platform. One of the questions asked was "Do you accept LinkedIn invites from people you don't know or who you have never met?" It was the perfect lead in to one of the common mistakes I talk about - ignoring invitations. When I receive a LinkedIn invitation from someone I don't know, the first thing I do is see if they wrote a personalized message to me (sending a generic invite is another of the … [Read more...]