Category Archives: LinkedIn

Are We Getting Way Too Facebookey On LinkedIn?

Lately I’ve been noticing more quotes, inspirational and otherwise, in my LinkedIn news feed and it’s beginning to bother me.  Sure I sound grumpy but trust me I’m as happy as the next person to take a break from the daily grind/joy of work -just not so much on LinkedIn.

When I’m using LinkedIn I’m there for work, to network, prospect, respond to messages and to have a quick skim for anything of interest posted by my connections.   Quotes such as the following just don’t fill that need, and anyway I get enough of it already on Facebook, thanks very much!

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Generate Business Leads with LinkedIn

Have you got a preferred social tool? While I’m using at least five different social sites, the one that generates the most leads for my business is LinkedIn.  It is primarily a B2B platform and viewed by many as the site for people who want to do business Continue reading

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

One of the most important parts of your LinkedIn profile is the image you use.  It needs to offer prospects and connections an easy way of identifying you. Aside from that, the image needs to be a good representation of you and the profession you hail from.  A head shot, a smile with appropriate attire is all it takes to make a good first impression.

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LinkedIn Endorsements…Helping You Build Your Personal Brand

Love them or hate them, LinkedIn Endorsements are here to stay so if you haven’t already done so, it’s time to embrace them and make them work for you and your brand.

If I’m honest, the roll-out of Endorsements from LinkedIn seemed a little frivolous to me for a site promoting itself as a professional platform for networking and business.  The Recommendations feature has always worked well and the new ‘Endorsement’ one seemed very Facebook Like’ish when all you have to do is hit the ‘Endorse’ button and hey presto, it’s job done.    Continue reading

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Are You a Connector or a Collector on LinkedIn?

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Something I get a little prickly about is receiving ‘Invite to Connect’ messages from people on LinkedIn whom I have never met.

If I don’t recognise a name, the first thing I do is check the profile of the person sending the invite just in case it’s someone from the distant past I’ve forgotten or it’s someone I don’t know very well but was recently introduced to at a networking event.    If the inviter turns out to be in either of those categories, I’ll accept the invite and shoot off a quick mail as a follow-up.

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