Managing Your Network

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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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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You Can Make a “Cool” LinkedIn Recommendation

By recommending others, your thumbnail photo and headline is a permanent link on their LinkedIn profile. How cool is that? It’s the best way to acknowledge great colleagues or a terrific referral source. And I write them usually without solicitation to “wow” my receiver and pay it forward.   – Me 1. Start the LinkedIn recommendation with an instantly …

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10 Brain + Storming Tips and Why It Matters to Your Business

Like it or not, business creativity has increasingly become a group process. The lesson is that the increasing complexity of human knowledge, coupled with the escalating difficulty of business situations, means that silo departments must work together to advance improved solutions. Otherwise, your business will remain mediocre or become stale. Goldmine found in your people …

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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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