The answer to “Is more connections better on LinkedIn?”
On July 17, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
We are often asked for our advice on whether people should connect to large numbers of people on LinkedIn, or whether being connected to a smaller number of connections is more successful so we recorded this short video: As you will see there are pros and cons to both approaches, but we definitely sway towards […]Read More
How many of the 24 languages of LinkedIn do you speak?
On July 11, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Not everyone realises that LinkedIn lets you interface and create your LinkedIn profile in multiple languages so we thought we would explain how this works. This is ideal for all those of you that fluently speak multiple languages or engage with different nationalities in their local language – we would never suggest you do this […]Read More
How to get around the world with LinkedIn right now
On July 4, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
The world is getting smaller! Not literally but figuratively. We’ve all heard of six degrees of separation where you can reach anyone else on the planet within six relational ‘hops’, or how about the six degrees of Kevin Bacon where you can link Kevin Bacon to any other actor or actress? Well since last year […]Read More
How to ruin your LinkedIn profile part one – Job title jenius
On June 26, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
I’ve previously written about profile pictures I never want to see on LinkedIn and the mistakes people make when choosing which picture they use on their LinkedIn profile. This time I thought I would have a look at some of the spelling mistakes people make on LinkedIn when writing about themselves professionally. My top 5 […]Read More
How to remove LinkedIn connections (and not tell them)
On June 19, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Genuine and authentic connections underpin your success on LinkedIn. They can make or break your journey to achieve the results you seek. There might come a time though when you realise that your connection strategy may not have been the right one and that maybe it’s time to clean up your connections. The ones that you […]Read More
Who’s the best employer in the UK according to LinkedIn?
On June 8, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
LinkedIn recently released an interesting bit of research detailing the top ranked companies in the UK where people want to work and we thought we would share their findings with you. The LinkedIn press release said “Top Companies list is based on the billions of actions taken by LinkedIn’s 500+ million members. Our data team, […]Read More
LinkedIn updates T’s and C’s but is it good or bad news?
On May 16, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
LinkedIn have recently issued a preview of its new terms and conditions that come into effect on the 7 June 2017. There has been much press, speculation and downright scaremongering about this over the last couple of weeks so I wanted to lay out what we know and what we could guess at. LinkedIn has […]Read More
LinkedIn founder says most users are doing it wrong!
On May 11, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Interestingly Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, said last week that most users are doing LinkedIn wrong by connecting to everyone! He said … “LinkedIn is a closed network, and for a very simple reason: For the network to have value as an introduction tool, the connections need to have meaning. It’s up to you […]Read More
London is the most connected city as LinkedIn breaks half a billion users.
On May 9, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
In the last two weeks LinkedIn announced that it has broken half a billion users, up from its previous stated 468 million in October last year. That means more than 1 million more users per week hence more than two new users per second still joining the biggest business social network, and there is no […]Read More
What to do when a LinkedIn user is deceased, dead or passed away.
On March 27, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
As we all get older every single day there will be a point where we move on and pass away – not a cheery thought for a blog but bear with me … Many times we are asked how to deal with deceased users, not necessarily by just the family, but also those around them […]Read More