Managing Your Network

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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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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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”​ 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 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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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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