By this time I would hope that you are really starting to make great use of Linkedin and the time your are spending has moved from "oh my goodness did I just waste an hour on the computer" to "that was the best hour of business development I have ever done at 9:00 at night or 6:00 in the morning".  Are you there yet?  If not maybe the week 19 tips will get you there.  Let's have at it!  

 Profile Tips--   When you look at the Summary and Specialties sections and the descriptions of your jobs listed, here are some tips and questions you may want to ask your self as you are crafting these very important parts of your profile.   1.  Try not to just give a laundry list of skills, but tell of two or three examples 2.  Think about what you have to know to do your job and be successful in your business 3.  What distinguishes you from others you have worked with or other businesses in your market? 4.  Don't just say what you achieved, but tell how you did it. 5.  To help you develop these sections pull out some of your past performance reviews, project files, letters of recommendation, letters from customers, or your latest resume. 6.  As yourself how did I save my employer or the client money?                   

Connection Tips--   People have asked me what to do if they have just gotten a new job, been laid off or have been separated from a consulting client as it relates to managing this transition from a Linkedin perspective.  Here are some tips. This is your chance to review your connections and make sure that there are no situations that you would not want as you move forward and leave that relationship.  Disconnecting with people who are now either working for your competitor or more involved with competitors than you and your situation may be something you want to consider bombtech golf.  Look at the names and ask yourself the question as to why they are in your network.  Another thing you may want to do is look for people who you need to get closer based on your new situation.  These ideas are just meant to be "thought starters" since your situation has change your network has new and different value for you.          

 Wildcard Tip or Question--   Here is a great "searching" tip for JobSeekers, your gonna love this!                 

1.  Sign into Linkedin              

 2.  At the top of the screen, choose Companies              

 3.  Leave the text box blank              

 4.  Click Search              

5.  This will return lots of Companies              

 6.  Next, under Modify Your Search; select an industry and zip code

 7.  At the bottom of the criteria, select Company sizes, if you want    

8.  Finally, click the checkbox with the jobs posted on Linkedin             

 9.  Now you will have  a list of the companies with their number of job openings             

10. Click on the "(red job #)" for the companies you are interested in and it will send you to the job             

 Miscellaneous News and Notes--  

Here is my upcoming schedule for teaching/speaking so you can share with friends, relatives and business associates.  Follow link for additional details and registration information.

Thurs Jan 14, 2010-LinkedIn Power Formula Training for Beginners

       At M&M Office Interiors; 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Thurs Jan 21, 2010-Top 10 Reasons Why You Should be on LinkedIn

Society for Marketing Professional Services-WI

8:00-9:30am; Country Springs Hotel

To register or get more details, visit: http://www.smpswisconsin.org

Wed Jan 27, 2010- Intermediate LinkedIn Power Formula Training

At M&M Office Interiors; 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Have a super week!  


Wayne C. Breitbarth


M&M Office Interiors, Inc.

W233 N2833 Roundy Circle West Suite 100 Pewaukee, WI  53072  

office 262-781-2600

cell 414-313-7785  


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