How To Opt-Out of Social Ads on LinkedIn in 5 Clicks

Oh, how I love LinkedIn! I often speak and write about LinkedIn, as well as provide a great deal of training to help others get the most out of the most powerful professional networking site online. As much as I also adore Twitter and Facebook, LinkedIn is still the one place to get started building your brand and career online.

By | August 11th, 2011|Categories: Business, LinkedIn, Tips|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Top 10 Most Commonly Used Words on LinkedIn

Ah, the challenge online. How to appear that you fit in while also appearing to stand out from the crowd. We really work hard to think of just the right words to use to let others know how irresistibly awesome we are. It appears that many others believe they are as irresistible as we are and are using the exact same terms in their LinkedIn profiles.

By | December 14th, 2010|Categories: Branding, Business, Career, LinkedIn, Tips|Tags: , , |6 Comments

How to: Keep Your LinkedIn Profile Visible to Everyone

Rod asks: "I see that I'm able to see some people's full LinkedIn profiles when clicking on their link, but when clicking on the link to my own profile, I see very little information. Do I need to have a paid membership to have everything visible"

By | November 2nd, 2010|Categories: Business, Career, LinkedIn, Tips|Tags: , , , , |9 Comments

LinkedIn-apalooza! Ready to rev-up your profile?

If you're a professional or business person, you know you need to be using LinkedIn wisely, right? And, college students, that goes for you, too. If you don't know why it matters or know deep-down in the pit of your stomach that you're really not all that sure what to do with LinkedIn, then this is for you......

LinkedIn Lets You Show Off Your Best Assets

So you think LinkedIn isn't as sexy as Twitter, Facebook or other networking sites? I encourage you to think again. If providing the most powerful professional networking and job search platform around is sexy, then I'd say it's pretty sexy. And, it just got a little sexier in that you can now show off your best assets more prominently. No, I'm not talking about push-up bras; the change I'm talking about allows you to bring more attention to your professional assets.

By | February 5th, 2010|Categories: Business, Career, LinkedIn, Tips|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Happy Holidays! Please Enjoy This Spam

Over the last few weeks, I have been inundated with holiday cards and greetings of all types. While this is typical at this time of year, this is the first time I received so many automated cards and emails, most of them from people I don't really know.

By | January 12th, 2010|Categories: Business, Facebook, LinkedIn, Networking, Social Media|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Got LinkedIn?

Do you hear that sound? It's your future knocking. Have you done everything you can to show that you're ready? You've worked extremely hard in school, took all the right classes, grew as a person and a budding professional. With just a bit of work, you can now look as impressive online as you are in real life

By | May 7th, 2009|Categories: LinkedIn|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Back it Up – Own Your LinkedIn Information

So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to LinkedIn, save your information and mark your calendar to remind yourself to do it on a regular basis. This will take only about five minutes total; time well spent in managing your critical online information.

By | April 12th, 2009|Categories: LinkedIn|Tags: |32 Comments

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match

“Matchmaker, Matchmaker, make me a match. Find me a find. Catch me a catch.” Feel free to sing along; come on, you know you know the lyrics. Did we suddenly fall into the middle of a Fiddler On The Roof performance? No, you needn’t change the channel. We’re still here talking about networking. How though, does being a matchmaker relate to networking, if at all? Building a strong network of connections is good for business, right? Won’t this will allow me easier access to more people who may be potential clients, customers or employers? Being a savvy businessperson, I already know the answer to that question, so let me get started right away by making sure my connections know about my products, website, skills, services, unique pricing structure,? and list of highly-placed references. Gosh, I wonder how long it will take before the results and profits comes rolling in. Obviously, I’m being facetious here, but don’t we all know people who seem to take this approach?? The “me first” approach isn’t successful in winning friends and gaining trust in any aspect of life, so why would we expect different results when it comes to our business networking efforts? A network of people who don’t know and trust us is nothing more than a collection of business cards which are destined to collect dust in the corner of our desk; completely useless. […]

By | January 12th, 2009|Categories: LinkedIn|Tags: , , , , |14 Comments

LinkedIn Tip – Got Street Cred?

There was a time when a recommendation from your mother that you were a real catch was enough of an objective opinion to satisfy others' due diligence to determine if you were all thumbs up and downyou claimed to be. Following the time when Mom's praise was enough and prior to today, there was also a time,when customer testimonials printed on marketing brochures were all the evidence we needed to know you were the bee's knees.

By | January 2nd, 2009|Categories: Business, Career, LinkedIn, Networking|Tags: , , , |7 Comments
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