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Networking is dead

On December 1, 2014 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

What is this concept of “going” networking? People feel the need to go to a place, a venue, a location or a collection of fellow “badge wearers” to be able to communicate to others. My amazement is people that “go networking” – this seems to indicate that at some stage they don’t! Obviously for the […]

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Twelve profile photos I never want to see again on LinkedIn

On November 24, 2014 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We all want a good photograph of ourselves to go with our LinkedIn profiles. I’ve seen many great personal photos on LinkedIn, but not all of them are the right choice for conveying a professional image. People read a lot into the photographs we choose to represent ourselves with. Put the wrong type of image […]

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3 new tools for staying secure on LinkedIn

On November 10, 2014 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn offers so many features that it’s hard for most users to be aware of – much less take advantage of – all of them. However, it recently added three new tools that you should familiarise yourself with for one very important reason: security. While my posts here typically focus on the main reasons people […]

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What the (bleep) are these LinkedIn users thinking?

On November 3, 2014 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

  Holy @#**^&#! You wouldn’t believe what some people say on LinkedIn. A search for some of the leading profane or vulgar terms[i] reveals they have been used by a surprisingly large number of people on LinkedIn on their professional profiles. Holy s**t! (Used by more than 8,000 people.) Really? Yes, really. Over 31,000 people […]

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50% of working population now on LinkedIn

On October 16, 2014 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn quietly passed a major milestone in the UK earlier this year[i], when its user base rose to over 50% of the working age population. The business network has been growing rapidly in the UK, taking just 27 days to gain 1.2 million new users. (That’s over 30 new users signing up every minute!) This […]

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Who are the entrepreneurs on LinkedIn?

On October 9, 2014 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

  With over 300 million users globally, LinkedIn is often thought of as the place for professionals to look for new jobs. However, it turns out the overwhelming majority of users are there to network, to build relationships and to get more sales. LinkedIn is the default business social network for all those “dynamic” (over […]

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The History of LinkedIn

On August 7, 2014 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn has become the de facto platform for all business professionals on the planet, but not many appreciate its roots,  the journey it has taken and where it came from – so here’s a blog to explain the history of LinkedIn. 2002 LinkedIn started out in the living room of co-founder Reid Hoffman and the […]

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Activity up on LinkedIn

On June 12, 2014 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Way back in December LinkedIn quietly removed one of the smart users favourite features, the ability to see their connections activity.  When LinkedIn first removed this feature in December, it caused issues because a user’s activity feed was the only place where other users could go to see all of their recent status updates, profile […]

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LinkedIn gives big picture push to Premium Profiles

On June 6, 2014 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn profiles have been stable now for some time and hence just when everyone is (very slowly from our latest research into over 2,000 profiles) getting to grips with their personal brands and LinkedIn profile here’s another wave of new functionality – some of which isn’t even new! We all know our profile on LinkedIn […]

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Do you keep your connections in a box on LinkedIn?

On May 6, 2014 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

No one would intentionally do the wrong things would they? If you needed specialist expertise or brain surgery you wouldn’t just dive in yourself would you? None of us intentionally does the wrong things, we just sometimes get too busy to look at things properly, to stop and think about the messages we are unintentionally […]

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