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Chances Are You’re Not Bragging Enough on LinkedIn

A few years back, my mom said, I thought I taught you that bragging is not nice! I looked at your LinkedIn thing, and you’re tooting your horn all over the place. (Yes, that is a picture of my mom and my sister and me!) Well, there definitely is a fine line between being real and authentic on your LinkedIn profile and appearing boastful or pretentious. However, it’s extremely important to clearly show people why…Continue Reading »

Chances Are You’re Not Really a LinkedIn All-Star

Wayne, why would I need your help on my profile? I have an All-Star rating from LinkedIn. This comes up from time to time when I’m explaining how I help people improve their profiles as part of my virtual one-on-one LinkedIn consultation service. Well, I hate to burst your balloon, but an All-Star profile rating has very little to do with how successful you’ll be on LinkedIn. And because of the significant profile changes over…Continue Reading »

This Easy-to-Use LinkedIn Feature Will Bring Big Results

Since its release a couple years ago, I’ve been singing the praises of the Notifications tab on your LinkedIn account, but I’m sorry to say I’m finding that lots of people still aren’t checking their notifications regularly. . Great information in the Notifications tab So, why is this section such a goldmine of information and what should you do when you find gold in your Notifications tab? Start by simply clicking the Notifications tab on your…Continue Reading »

Here’s How to Give Your LinkedIn Profile an Extra Pop

Your LinkedIn profile is all about keywords and telling your story in a way that will display your expertise, increase your credibility, and enhance your branding message. To help you do that, LinkedIn has an often overlooked, major profile section called Accomplishments. There are also several optional subsections, but I’ve noticed that most people don’t know they exist—probably because LinkedIn didn’t make it easy and/or intuitive to find them. You can add them by clicking the…Continue Reading »

How to Capitalize on this Fabulous Gift from LinkedIn

LinkedIn loves to help you celebrate your birthday, work anniversary or job change—but what does this LinkedIn love look like? By a high priority notification, LinkedIn drives many of your connections to your LinkedIn profile. And because profile views, especially from the right folks, often lead to good things, this is an awesome gift from LinkedIn. Of course, now you’re wondering, what can I do to take advantage of the upcoming celebration? . Before the celebration Get your…Continue Reading »

Download Valuable Information from LinkedIn for Free

Have you downloaded a list of your LinkedIn connections lately? Did you even know it’s possible to download it? This extremely useful function has been available for quite some time, but most people have not taken advantage of it. But the good news is LinkedIn has expanded this feature, and now—in addition to a list of your connections—you can download lots of other valuable data from your LinkedIn account. Now, if you’re saying to yourself, It’s probably…Continue Reading »

LinkedIn Can Help You Prepare for Your Important Job Interview

It’s always a good idea to check out the interviewer’s profile before your interview, but don’t stop there. Take full advantage of LinkedIn’s newest feature, Interview Preparation—and you don’t even need a premium LinkedIn account to take advantage of the most important aspects of this feature. For each of the 26 most commonly asked job interview questions (e.g., Tell me about yourself, What is your greatest strength/weakness, Why should we hire you, etc.), LinkedIn provides the following…Continue Reading »

Should You Put Your Part-Time Job on Your LinkedIn Profile?

Nearly every week someone asks me, “I currently have two jobs” [sometimes related, sometimes unrelated]. “Should I have two LinkedIn profiles?”  The answer is simple: No. As a matter of fact, the LinkedIn User Agreement does not permit a person to have two profiles. But how you list the two jobs depends on your LinkedIn strategy. To help you understand your options, let me take you through several multiple job scenarios and show you how you can get the…Continue Reading »

LinkedIn Can Help You Make Your Next Business Meeting More Productive

Way to go! You finally got that meeting or phone call set up with a person you’ve been looking forward to talking with. Whether it’s a sales call, job interview, donor information session, or just a casual coffee with someone who might be able to help you, you’ve taken the first step. But how can you best prepare for this important meeting? Go straight to the person’s LinkedIn profile. It’s a virtual goldmine of insights about…Continue Reading »

This Video Will Help You Crush Your 2019 Goals

It’s not too late to make a plan to crush your 2019 goals—and LinkedIn can help you do it. This video and the detailed article below outline five LinkedIn strategies that bring big results—and they can all be accomplished with a free LinkedIn account. A big thank you to my friends at Patina Solutions for co-hosting and coordinating the webinar event. Enjoy! Five LinkedIn strategies that bring big results After the broad comments, you’ll find…Continue Reading »