Using LinkedIn Notifications

One of the advantages LinkedIn has over other social media is that your connections share the same core interests as you.  That’s probably why you connected with them in the first place, right?  After all, they are your network.  The best advice is to always be nurturing and developing your network because that is where your best opportunities will come from.

linkedin-notificationsLinkedIn helps by softly nagging you to keep in touch using the Notifications feature.

Notifications advise you of many events that are good excuses to say hello and updates these connections, people you might not speak with frequently, but with whom you want to keep in good contact.

But what should you do with those notifications? Continue reading “Using LinkedIn Notifications”

5 Career Boosters in 5 Minutes

Everyone says they want a better career.  But who does anything about it?  Who has the time?  But I want you to know that it doesn’t take long.  In fact, with only 5 minutes each day, you can make a big difference in your career.

Be sure to share this post with a friend so that they can build their career as easily as you build yours.

This post is a logical successor to A LinkedIn Profile That Gets You Noticed.  Using LinkedIn in this way helps your connections and helps you, too.

Start by opening linkedin.com in your browser.  How long did that take? Continue reading “5 Career Boosters in 5 Minutes”

How to Showcase Your LinkedIn Profile

Your LinkedIn Profile might look fabulous. But how does it help you if no one sees it? LinkedIn Groups are a great way to increase your visibility in search results.  By interacting with others in your LinkedIn groups, people doing similar things to you, you can learn so much, can teach others, and demonstrate your expertise, confidence, and likability.  There is so much to love about LinkedIn groups!

Showcase Your Profile by Actively Engaging with Groups
Showcase Your Profile by Actively Engaging with Groups

LinkedIn allows you to sign up for as many as 50 groups. That may seem like a lot.  But you should think of LinkedIn Groups as a way for a much larger audience to see your name and to understand what you’re capable of.  I encourage you to sign up for as many groups as LinkedIn allows.  There are over 2 million groups from which to choose.  Pick Groups that are both interesting for you and aligned with what you’re doing now or what you hope to be doing in the future.  The choice of groups is completely up to you. Continue reading “How to Showcase Your LinkedIn Profile”

Act Fast to Keep Your LinkedIn Data

For years LinkedIn has allowed subscribers to “tag” connections.  If you are already familiar with LinkedIn tags you know how marvelously useful it is.

stop-300pxSure, it could be a bit labor intensive, especially if you needed to comb through all your existing contacts to assign any newly-created tags.  But tags were a very handy way to filter your connections nonetheless.

Well, no more.  This feature has been removed from the Linkedin interface and is only available under paid subscription plans.  That change may be a consequence of Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Linkedin.  Thanks, Microsoft.

Continue reading “Act Fast to Keep Your LinkedIn Data”

A LinkedIn Profile That Gets You Noticed

I spend a lot of time on https://linkedin.com. I read dozens of LinkedIn (LI) profiles every day. Mostly for Telecoms and ICT Professionals. It’s clear that many of these LI profiles are not serving their owners well.

Your LI profile is your online advertisement. It could tell people who you are, what you can do for them and why they should contact you. It could, or it doesn’t. It’s up to you. This blog post is a short summary of how to modify your LI profile to get you noticed.

What is the Purpose of the Profile?

Before you begin to work on your LI profile, you need to understand what is its purpose. Here is the answer:

The purpose of your LinkedIn Profile is to get people to contact you.  Continue reading “A LinkedIn Profile That Gets You Noticed”