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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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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.

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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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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Weak Ties (and I Don’t Mean Polyester)

Business partners, by the very nature of the bond, are few in number. By contrast, you probably have hundreds of distant colleagues that play a role in your professional life. These people are former co-workers, classmates or just interesting people you met at a conference. Sociologists classify this as ‘weak ties’ since you have spent …

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Tina Fey might be a member of your alum tribe – here’s how to find out

The start of the school year can be nostalgic for most of us. September can be a fresh start on your kids’ educational journey for the months ahead. Since you’re probably no longer in school, what about your own former classmates? It’s a great time to kick up your LinkedIn connections by linking up with your …

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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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