Category Archives: LinkedIn

Get Smart: 10 Ways to Look Smarter on LinkedIn [Infographic]

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LinkedIn is now one of the top social networks all over the world. So much so, that your LinkedIn Profile has become the key component in advancing your career. Do you think you have an excellent profile? Unfortunately, with all the competition out there, creating an attractive, well-structured profile is simply not enough. To promote yourself efficiently and effectively requires a smart LinkedIn profile.   

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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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The 5-Minute LinkedIn Marketing Plan [Infographic]

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When it comes to marketing yourself, you probably don’t take as much advantage of LinkedIn as you should. With over 400 million professionals in the network, LinkedIn is the mother of all resumes, put up on the World Wide Web for display. And it seems easy enough: Login, stay active, and connect. These are the exact baby steps you need to take to make your work known to the professionals in a similar bubble, stay connected, and eventually build contacts. But, first, you need a marketing plan.   

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LinkedIn Photo Fails That Could Ruin Your Brand [Infographic]

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In the age of duck lipped, tongue out, ultra-close-up selfies that may or may not include a toilet in the background, the list of profile photo fails is endlessly entertaining. But you’d expect to see these on Instagram or Facebook, not on LinkedIn. After all, LinkedIn was designed to help manage your professional identity, engage with your professional network, and access opportunities and knowledge within your given industry. It’s supposed to help you improve your brand, impress your network, and generate opportunities. And your LinkedIn photo is the first thing people see.   

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