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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How to be a social professional – Microsoft buys LinkedIn

On June 14, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

The latest big tech company take over is LinkedIn which is being bought by Microsoft for a staggering $26.2 billion in cash. This acquisition of LinkedIn will be Microsoft’s biggest ever when it completes later this year, exceeding the $8.5 billion it paid for company Skype back in 2011 although it doesn’t have a great […]

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Worried your LinkedIn password has been hacked? This is how to change it!

On May 19, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

There has been a range of reports with all sorts of numbers bandied about and I for one am struggling to drill down to the reality beneath the media hype, but rather than fret why not just change it? It is really simple to change your LinkedIn password, simply log into your account in the […]

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How to add a “view my LinkedIn profile” button to your Outlook email signature (plus Gmail and Mac Mail)

On February 9, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

One of our most popular blog posts ever has been about how to add a “View my LinkedIn profile” button to an email signature but it was so long ago that we thought it deserved an update. Just a couple of weeks back we published a stylish “View my company profile on LinkedIn” button which […]

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How to remove ex employees from your LinkedIn Company Page

On February 1, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

One of the most common questions I am asked by administrators at the end of our company profile course is how to remove the ex employees that are still showing on their company profile. LinkedIn doesn’t make it obvious, or easy, to make it happen but does have some processes in place to help you once […]

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How to add a “view my LinkedIn company profile” button to your email signature (Outlook / Gmail or Mac Mail)

On January 20, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

A while ago, I got a very enthusiastic response to a blog post about how to add a LinkedIn profile button to your email signature. Lots of people followed up by asking how they could add a “view my company profile” link to their signatures, so today I’m going to show you how to do […]

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