How do I improve my LinkedIn profile?

Why do I need LinkedIn recommendations with my “free account?”​ (updated 2020)

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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What about random LinkedIn invites from people you don’t know?

Strategically, you’ll want to create a wide but selective network. More may be better–but not for the reason you may think. The true value in a large network is the power of knowing each connection personally. And of course, the indirect connections within their network, your second level. The wider your network, the closer you are to …

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How to write a “cool” LinkedIn recommendation in 5 minutes

A LinkedIn recommendation is a written testimonial, permanently on display on your profile. Written recommendations are invaluable because a professional who knows the caliber of your work is vouching for your capabilities publicly. It’s the best way to acknowledge a great colleague or a terrific referral source. And I write them usually without solicitation to …

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How do I earn more endorsements for my LinkedIn skills?

Now a Microsoft division, LinkedIn cannot be ignored by leaders who want to stay relevant. One of 3 executives checks LinkedIn daily. LinkedIn endorsements are a simple way for your colleagues and connections to recognize your proficiency with just one click (or two.) Why does it matter? Are your LinkedIn skills relevant to your current …

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5 reasons LinkedIn improves CEOs’ social reputation premium

LinkedIn has continued to win the social media preference for senior leadership over the last few years. The research from Weber Shandwick finds that eight in 10 CEOs (80 percent) are now engaged online via social media, a rate which has more than doubled since Weber Shandwick first began tracking the social activities of CEOs. …

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Need to strengthen your LinkedIn network? Add these 5 strategic types of people.

Building your LinkedIn network of professionals is easy if your LinkedIn strategy is clear in your mind. Now a Microsoft division, LinkedIn cannot be ignored by leaders who want to stay relevant.

Websites don’t refer, people do. How to use LinkedIn to build your online reputation premium.

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. But how do you earn their trust on LinkedIn? 1. Comment on their content with insightful remarks, drawn from your area of expertise. Your activity is then shared with their …

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How to get more of your LinkedIn invites accepted

Since the Microsoft acquisition, LinkedIn has encouraged you to upsize your network of connections with some new tools. One of these tools is auto-generated professionals who match others already in your own network. LinkedIn terms this group as “People you may know.” You’ll see them under your network tab in the top menu bar. Should …

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