Recorded Webcast: Expand Your Business with LinkedIn

Is LinkedIn an essential business tool for you? If not, listen in to this webcast to learn about how you can use LinkedIn to build relationships, connections and ultimately your business... https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/10103/100505                 I met Meridith, an expert in business development, a few years ago at an event, and have stayed connected with her ever since...The opportunity to dialogue with her on the … [Read more...]

How to Clean the Stream & Stop the Monologue on LinkedIn

On LinkedIn and all social networks, it is really important to have interaction (like, comment, message) with your connections. If you don't, your updates become like a monologue to your connections. And, unless you are a GREAT comedian, who likes a monologue? To start talking,  go to the LinkedIn home stream and look for status updates that you sincerely LIKE and LIKE them.  And, if you learn something from a status update or have a question about an update, then add a comment. Keep your … [Read more...]

Peace, Love and LinkedIn

The 70’s are gone but being a groupie is definitely in-especially on LinkedIn.  So, today I’m asking you to be a groupie. Here’s why: LinkedIn, unlike Facebook, requires that you clarify your relationship with a person before you can invite them to connect.  In other words, you have to have an existing relationship and prove it by indicating where you worked or attended school with the person.  If you simply claim to be a friend,  you will need to provide the person's email address. You won’t … [Read more...]

Can I merge 2 LinkedIn profiles into one?

I've had several people ask me this question over the last year or two: Can I merge two LinkedIn profiles into one? Unfortunately, there isn't a merge feature yet! So, you will need to decide which profile to keep and which to delete.  Decide based on number of connections and/or how developed your profile is. Tip: I would keep the one with the most connections and move the profile data. Here are some steps to help you successfully move to a single profile: 1. Login to the Account … [Read more...]

Getting Your LinkedIn Profile to 100%

New users on LinkedIn are often curious about how they can get their profile to 100%. To complete a LinkedIn profile, users must add the following information: Current employment position Two past employment positions Education info Profile summary Profile photo  Specialties Info At least three recommendations … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Use LinkedIn for Job Search

If you are looking for a new job, LinkedIn.com is one of the most important places to be. Here are 5 Ways you can used LinkedIn in the job search process. 1. Present Yourself with a Professional Profile Creating a profile only takes a few minutes but creating a profile that gets you the job you want will require a significant investment of time and energy. Like a resume, your profile should highlight your greatest accomplishments so employers who view your profile can quickly see why they … [Read more...]

How to create a personalized URL on LinkedIn

By default on LinkedIn, you get a URL with random characters. You can personalize your URL: Here's how: Click on the 'Edit Your Profile' link found on the left hand side of the home page. Click on 'Edit' next to the 'Public Profile' area. Click on 'Edit' next to the 'Your Public Profile URL' area at the top of the page. Enter your new custom URL. All custom URL's must start with www.linkedin.com/in/ and must contain 5-30 alphanumeric characters. Do not use spaces, symbols, or special … [Read more...]