There’s a sea-change occurring on LinkedIn and if you’ve been active in the last months, you’ve already noticed it. Activity is becoming more social, more personal and less “buttoned-down.” If you want traction, you need to loosen-up. Let’s walk through the reasoning and ideas on how to become more engaging on LinkedIn. Don’t get me […]
LinkedIn - Strategies, Tips, Services & Programs for Executives, Managers & Other Senior Professionals
There’s a LinkedIn feature that in most cases does you no good, and may even harm the overall impression you’re making on your LinkedIn profile. You can’t see it when your editing or viewing your profile. And you have no control over it. What it looks like on your profile is only discoverable if you […]
Are you paying attention to the newly designed experience section in your LinkedIn Profile? Why the bar has been raised (again) on the market’s expectations of your profile LinkedIn’s new interface puts a lot of attention on your current experience via three changes. They default your Summary content to closed (only showing two-lines of content) They […]
Our LinkedIn connections and other digital relationships require care and nurturing to prevent stagnation. I previously wrote about how you can better get to know your LinkedIn connections. Here, I cover ways to stay in touch and support your LinkedIn relationships on the fly. That is, during the normal course of your weekly internet activity. […]
While there are many important LinkedIn tips, having a focus on the relationship with our connections is critical. Once upon a time on LinkedIn, we only connected with people that we actually knew and endorsed. Today, its likely that you and I have connected with people who we wouldn’t recognize if we bumped into them on […]
Here are some familiar words for users of LinkedIn… I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn Nine times out of ten, the LinkedIn connection invitations I receive come with the default text above. Granted, it is the fastest way of sending invitations. And when you and I know each other well, […]
When I received this nice looking notice from LinkedIn regarding my LinkedIn profile, my initial reaction was to be pleased and pat myself on the back. Hey, my profile was top 1% of most viewed profiles for the year! Sounds great. However, with 200 million users and growing, that puts me in the company of well, […]
Here are some familiar words for users of LinkedIn.com…
I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.
Nine times out of ten, the LinkedIn connection invitations I receive come with the default text above. Granted, it is the fastest way of sending invitations. And when you and I know each other well, perhaps no more is needed.
For everyone else – loose connections, a person I met once long ago, or strangers, it will not do.
Give me some context, please. Why would you like to connect? What can I expect from our connection?
There are two really important reasons to give some context.
We are using LinkedIn more and more. For executives, managers, and senior professionals it is a personal marketing tool that should not be missed. However, a few recent clients have expressed trepidation about having their profile on LinkedIn when they are currently employed. Imaginary or Real Risk? I am absolutely certain that in this big […]
First, by way of background, I have been in and around the recruitment industry since 1993. With over 200 executive search assignments under my belt and the fact that every single career opportunity I have had has been relationship-driven as opposed to ad-driven, I have a deep appreciation for the power of the network. The […]