You receive an email from a new connection or someone that you think you would like to add to your LinkedIn network. The challenge is that according to latest statistics on the use of Linkedin the average user is spending less than 20 minutes a month on the platform. Hopefully, you are spending more than that, but you are likely not there multiple times a day. So by the time… Read More »The #1 Plugin to Use to Build Your Personal Brand
One of the challenges in using LinkedIn is that you need to be sharing information that has value or is interesting to your network and those you are trying to influence. But often when you come across a useful website or article you are not logged into LinkedIn or you are on the go or have something else you are doing and do not want to distract yourself from that task.… Read More »How to Curate Good Content to Share Later on LinkedIn
When Linkedin updated their user interface they did away with a useful Notes tool that attached to each profile along with the ability to tag that person. This is now only available in the higher end premium accounts such as Sales Navigator. A very useful Chrome extension is Dux-Soup – strange name, useful tool. “You can take and save notes on each profile such as: have sent invites or a… Read More »How to Keep Notes About Your LinkedIn Interactions
One of the challenges with communications in today’s hyper connected world is that much of it is not done by actually talking to someone and rarely face to face. Many initial exchanges are done via email or text and we do not even know the person, let alone have met them. This ‘lack of connection’ when connecting can mean we often are guessing about the person we are communicating with. This… Read More »Know More About Your LinkedIn Connections Personality
Often, for a variety of reasons, the updates that you post on LinkedIn do not get seen by your network or by others you are not connected to. Sometimes you feel that it would be great if that useful link or report you shared went further and reached people outside of the platform. The good news is that is now possible. You can choose to either have your updates seen… Read More »It’s Time to Share Your LinkedIn Updates With the World
Although you can do a lot with your LinkedIn profile in terms of showcasing your personal brand there are limitations. You may have other places on the web that have portfolios, examples of work, publications, articles etc. It makes sense to raise your visibility by linking those from your LinkedIn profile. It should be noted that in the main text areas of LinkedIn adding a web address (URL) does not… Read More »How to Add External Links to Your LinkedIn Profile
A recent workforce survey by the recruiting firm Spherion found that as many as 85% of workers have some sort of side hustle, earning some form of supplementary income. So the timing of a recent LinkedIn profile update (or rather return) could be good news for many of you. Making others aware either verbally, with a website or online with your LinkedIn profile may not make sense to everyone. in fact, according… Read More »Is It Finally Time to Move Your LinkedIn Profile?
Firstly, LinkedIn is a networking platform and people like to network with those they know, like and trust, making an emotional connection so I would encourage you to look for ways to leverage this contact from your network that is congruent with your personal brand. For example: Share with them what you did on your birthday (I had a colleague who always looked to do something different every year). Send… Read More »How Do I Turn Off Birthday Notifications on LinkedIn?
The LinkedIn redesign has been much maligned and continues to offer challenges for regular users in not providing useful data or intuitive use and engagement. It also does not help the general user because the look and feel are making us all look the same. And a new feature that has been introduced could make you sound blander than ever! Now I am all for saving time and we all want to focus… Read More »Don’t Ever Do This to Your LinkedIn Summary
There may be times when you want to review the unaccepted invitations that you have sent on LinkedIn. Perhaps even withdraw a few if there has been no response after a while. It is good to keep in mind that people at not on the platform every day so leave invitation requests open for at least a week or two before withdrawing. I have recorded a short instruction video to… Read More »Where Can I See a Sent Invitation to Connect on LinkedIn?