How do I improve my LinkedIn profile?

Never shared before: How to write an optimized About section for your #LinkedIn profile

Daily searches for “vetting” professionals are conducted on LinkedIn, more than a billion searches with 750+ million members who may be active daily. During those searches for professionals like you, there are precious seconds spent on your profile before moving to the next one. It is three seconds, to be precise. This outline is written …

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Best Kept Secret! Who wants #LinkedIn Business Premium at a discount?

Not only is #LinkedIn Learning an advantage for increasing your knowledge in hundreds of different categories but it also offers a discounted rate for the #LinkedInBusinessPremium subscription. How cool is that? With LinkedIn Learning, you will view modules from recognized experts who offer a wide range of options for learning: How to build your business …

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How to spot your own tipping point by D. B. Wienke

It’s a book about change, something on our agendas for 2021. Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point is an examination of the social epidemics that surround us. In particular, it’s a book that presents a new way of understanding why change often happens as quickly and as unexpectedly as a sneeze. Small, barely noticeable changes will amass …

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How to earn trust from your #LinkedIn network of connections by D. B. Wienke

Websites don’t refer; people do. But how do you earn their trust on #LinkedIn? Four quick suggestions for you! If 1 out of 3 adults is visiting LinkedIn daily, you want to stay visible and create traction with your connections by offering insights from your expertise. 1. Comment on their content with insightful remarks, drawn from …

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Is your LinkedIn profile attracting the right viewers?

Many clients tell me that their LinkedIn profiles aren’t attracting the right recruiter. And here is why: skeletal profiles exist for too many high-powered executives. Your LinkedIn profile may be a page 10 return in a keyword search and since 2009, I have worked with thousands of top leaders to fix that. Here is social …

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Aren’t you feeling EXTRA ready to unplug from work and connect with family and friends over food? #LinkedInEditors

How many of you have already drafted your out of office message, and have it scheduled to turn on at 5PM on Wednesday? It can be a great strategy to step back from social media during your time off and take a few days to reflect on the year that has almost passed, as well …

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Should You Use ‘Open to Work’ on Your #LinkedIn Profile to Attract Recruiters?

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A LinkedIn colleague of mine @AndyFoote recently asked his network to respond to a poll of the ‘Open-to-Work’ photo frame on LinkedIn headshots. The results confirmed something I already knew to be true: recruiters are looking for the right candidate, not the right job seeker.  The new “green ring” does not serve as a “green light” …

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Why do I need LinkedIn recommendations with my “free account?”​ (updated 2021)

Here’s why. You are vetted by others without your knowledge, who search LinkedIn to learn more about you and your online reputation. According to industry sources, hiring managers are heavy users of LinkedIn, even if you’re not actively looking for a new position. Did you know: 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn specifically to find candidates …

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Why do I need LinkedIn recommendations with my “free account”​ as a job seeker?

Here’s why. According to industry sources, hiring managers are heavy users of LinkedIn. Did you know: 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn specifically to find candidates for jobs. 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to vet job candidates, after viewing their resumes. This section can be very valuable for job seekers; think of recommendations as your references …

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