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It’s Simple for You to Fix These 10 LinkedIn Mistakes in Minutes

When someone looks at your LinkedIn profile, does it look like you are an experienced, knowledgeable user or like you just started a few weeks ago? As a LinkedIn consultant and speaker, I look at hundreds of profiles each week, and many of them are downright embarrassing. But the good news is that most of the mistakes can be fixed in just a few minutes. . 10 fast and easy solutions to common LinkedIn mistakes…Continue Reading »

LinkedIn Will Help You Ring in the New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you had a safe and fun New Year’s celebration and are looking forward to having a super successful 2019. In doing my part as your trusted LinkedIn advisor, I’d like to share with you the very best resolutions for improving your LinkedIn profile and LinkedIn activities so that your efforts on the site can contribute (hopefully in a really big way) to your success this year. I have also included…Continue Reading »

LinkedIn Will Help You Have Your Best Year Ever

LinkedIn is loaded with features that will improve your chances of accomplishing your business and career goals, and frequently I’m asked which ones are the very best for all LinkedIn users.  So, as we embark on a new year, it’s the perfect time to share my very best LinkedIn strategies that can help you make 2019 your best year ever. Note: Everything I’m sharing can be done with a free LinkedIn account. . Leverage the relationships you…Continue Reading »

Are the Right People Waiting to Hear From You on LinkedIn?

If you owned a retail store and a potential buyer entered your front door, would you ignore him or her? Of course not. Well, that’s what many people are doing on LinkedIn, and then they wonder why they aren’t getting any quantifiable results from using the site. Think of your LinkedIn profile as your retail store. As with most retail stores, there’s lots of competition for potential buyers and many different ways that people find out…Continue Reading »

How to Use LinkedIn to Tell the World About Your Favorite Nonprofit

Happy Thanksgiving! Just saying that makes me hungry. I can’t wait for turkey, mashed potatoes, and, of course, pumpkin pie with a generous portion of whipped cream. But in addition to hungry, the word “thanksgiving” makes me think of how thankful I am for all the people who have helped me throughout my life—and this includes you! Thank you for faithfully reading and sharing my weekly LinkedIn tips. So, in sticking with the thanksgiving/gratitude theme,…Continue Reading »

How to Get Results on LinkedIn in Just 15 Minutes

Because of all the changes taking place on LinkedIn, people are frequently asking me what they should be doing each day for maximum LinkedIn success. So today I’m going to give you a 15-minute daily to do list. If you want more help with time management on LinkedIn, you can find many of these daily ideas—along with weekly, monthly and quarterly to do lists—in one of the most popular chapters in my book, Ready…Set…Go: A Six-Week,…Continue Reading »

Is the Experience Section of Your LinkedIn Profile Hurting You?

Whether you’re a thirty-year business development professional using LinkedIn to help hit your numbers each and every quarter, just graduating from college and hoping LinkedIn will help you find your first great job, or anything in between, the Experience sections of your profile could make or break you. You may be wondering where the heck are the Experience sections on my profile—all I remember seeing is a Jobs section. Well, they are one and the…Continue Reading »

Are You Ignoring Your LinkedIn Connections?

Are you collecting LinkedIn connections like you used to collect baseball cards? And are they just sitting there—like that box of baseball cards in the closet—gathering dust? Well, it’s time to take action and use LinkedIn to maximize those relationships. Follow these six simple steps to create a win-win situation for you and your network. . Step 1:  Define with whom you want to go deeper Your LinkedIn network is made up of many types…Continue Reading »

How to Enhance Your Company’s Brand With Your LinkedIn Profile

Mitch Joel in his ground-breaking 2010 book “Six Pixels of Separation: Everyone is Connected. Connect Your Business to Everyone” said: A company is no longer made up of anonymous people building one brand; rather, it is made up of many personal brands that are telling your one corporate-brand story in their own personal ways.  This week I want to focus on how you can get your company’s story in front of everyone who views your profile…Continue Reading »

Why LinkedIn Recommendations Are More Important Than Ever

With all the recent emphasis on LinkedIn endorsements, is it still important to have recommendations displayed on your profile? This is currently a very common point of confusion on LinkedIn, and I’m here to clear up the confusion. The answer is you better believe it! . LinkedIn Recommendations: The Secrets Revealed This will not be the standard discussion of LinkedIn recommendations—how important they are and how you should strive to get a couple for each job…Continue Reading »