Do you use LinkedIn on the go? The main LinkedIn mobile app is a great tool for checking your news feed, corresponding with connections, and — importantly — getting the 411 on people you’re about to meet. But actually making connection requests? Traditionally, not so much. Selecting “Connect” from the mobile… Read More »How to Personalize Connection Requests on the LinkedIn App
Does civility matter any more? The other day I posted an update to LinkedIn posting the following question: What’s worse? Posting an off-topic comment, puzzle or gif on LinkedIn? Or picking a fight with someone who posted an off-topic comment, puzzle or gif on LinkedIn? My premise was this: That… Read More »Meme-Shaming on LinkedIn (and Why It’s Not a Good Idea)
There’s a segment in my Mastering LinkedIn class that’s focused on using First-Degree Connections to meet Second-Degree Connections, one of the most important functions on LinkedIn. My favorite part of this segment is showing people how many ways LinkedIn helps us uncover our mutual connections: There’s the “Shared Connections” links… Read More »LinkedIn Introductions Broken? Pick Up the Phone.
When it comes to social media, most of us think about LinkedIn for work and Facebook for fun. We turn to LinkedIn to protect and enhance our professional reputations, crafting profiles that capture us at our best, and nurturing networks of people who can help us succeed. And then we… Read More »5 Facebook Privacy Tips that Can Save Your Career
I’d like to connect with you on LinkedIn. Think about how many times you’ve seen that message in your inbox over the last year. How did it make you feel? What did it make you do? And even if you recognized the sender, wouldn’t it have been better if he had… Read More »How to Connect Like You Mean It on LinkedIn
It’s time. Join us June 19 for a special LinkedIn boot camp at the Adelphi education and conference center in Hauppauge, Long Island. This five-hour session will help you hone your LinkedIn skills, whether you’re looking for work or trying to drive sales. We’ll focus on how to use the… Read More »Learn LinkedIn. In a Day.
We teach LinkedIn. A lot. From a longstanding series of workshops at Labor Department One-Stops, to classes at Hofstra, to corporate training programs for marketing, HR and sales departments, we’ve developed several programs to help people make the most of LinkedIn for their businesses and their careers. Today, we’re happy… Read More »New eBook: Tips for Your LinkedIn Profile
You’ve spent hours finessing your LinkedIn profile. You’ve pondered your keywords, struggled with your headline and methodically built an effective network. Now it’s time to get people there. The Public Profile URL is an often-missed part of the LinkedIn marketing toolkit. It appears on your profile page, beneath your profile… Read More »LinkedIn Tip: Claim Your Custom URL
Is your personal social media presence ready for prime time? If a recruiter, employer or business partner looked at your LinkedIn profile, would he be impressed? Does it clearly and concisely explain who you are, what you do and why you are successful? How about your Facebook page? Have you locked down those snide remarks… Read More »How to Be #socialforwork