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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 […]

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How to delete or unfriend a connection on LinkedIn without them knowing

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 […]

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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 […]

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How to name drop professionally on LinkedIn

On March 2, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Now I am not talking about saying which celebrity you follow or who you bumped into in the lift, but the people that you enjoy seeing or meeting on LinkedIn. LinkedIn makes it easy for you to name drop a level one connection or a company you follow but you would never normally use a […]

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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 […]

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You’ll have greater success on LinkedIn if your profile is working for you.

On October 10, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Too many people on LinkedIn just fill out their profile and expect the results to roll in. That’s like going to a huge networking event in a nice suit, but not talking to anyone! A good profile on LinkedIn takes a little more planning and preparation than that. At the heart of LinkedIn is the […]

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LinkedIn works best when you connect with the right people.

On September 28, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

It may sound like I’m stating the obvious in saying so, but on LinkedIn who you connect with is everything. You’d be surprised how many people I meet that don’t even give this a moment’s serious thought. The key point here is that the most powerful aspect of LinkedIn is understanding that it’s not so […]

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How to keep front of mind: keep it dynamic.

On September 12, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Updating statuses, sharing, liking and tweeting are words common in the lexicon of modern business and any social network user. Most of us have probably done one or more of these things before, and highly engaged users will have done them often across multiple social media accounts many times a day or week. But not […]

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Tips on how to find your next role on LinkedIn

7 more things you need to do now that drive career success on LinkedIn

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

Our first blog post on how to find a role was so popular we’ve created another! Here are seven more tips on how to maximise your chances of finding the next career step or job role on LinkedIn. 1. Take the opportunity of some quiet time to weed through your network, reach out to those […]

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Tips on how to find your next role on LinkedIn

7 things you need to do now that drive career success on LinkedIn

On July 11, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We are often asked (by those executives and sales leaders we have worked with previously) how to find their next career step or new role on LinkedIn. Rather than keep this information quiet we wanted to share it with everyone to give them some focus to their efforts, demystify some of the “best practices” that […]

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