How to get headhunted on LinkedIn without the boss knowing.
On January 30, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
As January always feels like a flat month after the excitement of Christmas and the New Year, perhaps your thoughts have turned to thinking about a new career or a fresh job opportunity to add some spark into your working life. You might want to let people know on LinkedIn that you are looking, but […]ReadMore
7 tips to make your networking more professional and successful
On January 24, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
You might be a seasoned networker or perhaps have plucked up the courage to join a networking group for the first time, but have you stopped and thought about how you should behave whilst attending a group? Your behaviour is paramount to how you are perceived by others and you need to gain peoples trust […]ReadMore
Why isn’t my LinkedIn profile working for me?
On January 17, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
If you are reading this I assume you have set up a LinkedIn profile, or are thinking about it, thereby joining the leading social network for professionals, with over 450 million users. If all you have done is set up a profile, filled out the various sections, connected with people you know, and left it […]ReadMore
Why you should consider engaging in LinkedIn groups.
On January 9, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Facebook has pages where you can interact with others who share similar interests and passions. What many people don’t realise or don’t take advantage of is LinkedIn Groups. Choose your involvement in groups carefully. LinkedIn groups are user generated, around professions, sectors, fields of expertise, and regions. These groups are where other users share updates, […]ReadMore
LinkedIn: a helpful tool or a time-soaking distraction? (Part 3 of 3) Time to get serious?
On December 14, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
In our previous blog in this series (found here) we looked at how relevant LinkedIn is to you by demonstrating that there are sufficient people on LinkedIn who could make great clients. Now LinkedIn isn’t just all about sales, it works on many other levels too, and this is what we are going to look […]ReadMore
Understand (and trade in) the currency of recommendations.
On December 8, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
There is no doubt that recommendations help you stand out from your competitors and make you appear as a more credible person to approach. It’s therefore important that you gather as many real recommendations as you can. This means asking for them from people you have worked for in the past, particularly where they can […]ReadMore
The bare essentials required for a successful profile on LinkedIn.
On December 1, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Ok, you might have a profile on LinkedIn, but does it make you stand out from the crowd of over 450 million other users on LinkedIn? In this blog I am going to walk you through some of the most essential elements of your profile: its visibility, your picture, your headline, experience section, and the […]ReadMore
Excuse me LinkedIn, but where are all my new clients?
On November 23, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
If you are reading this, and have a LinkedIn profile, you may be wondering why you haven’t had an influx of new business. Isn’t that surely the point of LinkedIn? Shouldn’t you be able to generate more leads, new sales, connect with more of the right people, and solve business problems? Yes, you should. Having […]ReadMore
LinkedIn: a helpful tool or a time-soaking distraction? (Part 2 of 3) How is this relevant to me?
On November 9, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
In the second blog of this series (first one can be found here) we will look at how relevant LinkedIn is to you. Through running training sessions and talks I have spoken to countless businesses across the country and indeed around the world. We all understand the value of generating new business, so one of […]ReadMore
What is the trick to not being a LinkedIn ghost?
On October 31, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Being present on LinkedIn but not doing anything is a bit like going to a Halloween party, not wearing a costume, not saying anything and then wondering why everyone ignores you. If you’re trying to get the treats you should from LinkedIn start by looking at a few simple things: – Your […]ReadMore