Author Archives: Wayne Breitbarth

End-of-Year Housekeeping: Time to Prune Your LinkedIn Connections

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Your LinkedIn connections are is one of your most valuable business assets. Therefore, you should add people to your LinkedIn network very strategically. But people change and circumstances change, and occasionally you may find it necessary to remove someone from your network.   

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The Art of LinkedIn Bragging: This No Time to Be Humble

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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 you are expert at what you do and share valuable information with your network.   

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How Much Does a LinkedIn All-Star Rating Really Matter?

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I hate to burst your balloon, but an All-Star rating has very little to do with how successful you’ll be on LinkedIn. And because of the significant profile changes over the past couple of years, you need to rethink many of the profile strategies that have worked in the past.   

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Improve Your Branding Message with Hidden LinkedIn Profile Sections

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Your LinkedIn profile is all about 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. But, there are also several optional subsections that most people don’t know exist. Don’t feel bad if you don’t know about them. After all, LinkedIn didn’t make it easy and/or intuitive to find them. Finding Hidden Profile Sections You can add them by clicking the down arrow to the right of Add profile section, which appears in the blue box   

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Did You Know LinkedIn Lets You Download Valuable Data for Free?

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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.   

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LinkedIn’s New Interview Prep Feature: You Should Be Checking It Out

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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 new interview prep feature. You don’t even need a premium LinkedIn account to take advantage of the most important aspects of it.   

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