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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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LinkedIn FREE account: get smarter people search results with Boolean logic on LinkedIn

Sometimes only a couple of hits emerge from a LinkedIn search when you need as many as possible. Here’s how to use the right modifier for your LinkedIn people searches.

Are you fed up with LinkedIn notifications?

Now a #Microsoft division, #LinkedIn has rolled out silent changes that I will continue to share with you, just to stay ahead of the curve. Let’s mute that chatter! Here’s the easy fix: adjacent to your LinkedIn photo icon located in the far right top menu bar, you adjust your preferences and voila, you’re done. …

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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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Zero $ Investment. Fast lane for lawyers on LinkedIn

Why remain invisible to nearly 500+ million LinkedIn professionals?                   Of all social media sites, LinkedIn remains the most popular social network used by attorneys, according to the ABA 2014 Technology Legal Survey. LinkedIn has grown dramatically from its nascent beginnings to attract professionals from many business categories and recently was acquired by Microsoft. It’s a virtual …

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(What The Bleep) Is A Phony LinkedIn Account: How To Spot Them, What To Do

LinkedIn has always been the industry standard when it comes to online networking with other professionals. But one drawback is there are imposters posing as real LinkedIn users, trying to ‘scam’ the millions of professionals like you around the globe. The internet is full of despicable scam artists who will try to trick you somehow—and #LinkedIn is …

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Why LinkedIn Skills & Endorsements matter – it’s SEO for your LinkedIn profile

Many people ask me “Why bother with this section? Doesn’t my profile explain that I’m accomplished within the medical community as a pediatric allergist?” The answer is, yes, your profile supplies the validation of your skills. But when any LinkedIn user is searching for a pediatric allergist (or whatever profession), it’s your LinkedIn top skills …

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

Strategically, you’ll want to create a wide but selective network. More is better–but not for the reason you may think. The true value in a large network is the power of indirect connections. The wider your network, the closer you are to someone who personally knows the lawyer or executive you’re seeking. But what about random invites? …

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