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LinkedIn goes Dark (mode)

On October 13, 2021 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Not everyone wants LinkedIn to be the same, so LinkedIn increasingly supports different ways of using it and different approaches and the latest episode of this is Dark Mode. Not some ominous film, but the ability to choose a light (white) or dark (black) user experience and you get to choose. You can either specify […]

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The Final Chapter for LinkedIn Stories … The End

On October 5, 2021 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

As of the end of September LinkedIn has finally killed off the LinkedIn stories function. They are continually reviewing the functions that people use and this element always felt at odds to what people are trying to use LinkedIn for, and hence it wasn’t widely adopted so in the latest iteration it has been cancelled […]

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The top ten colours on LinkedIn might surprise you

On September 14, 2021 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

When I am booked to do a keynote talk there is often a theme to the event and recently I got thrown a curve ball as it was the colour purple! Whilst it made me scratch my head for a few minutes I found a way to bring it into the talk and ran some […]

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How to memorialise or close an account of a deceased person

On September 7, 2021 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Previously, when someone died, the only option on LinkedIn to deal with their LinkedIn profile (assuming you had authority to act on their behalf) was to request for it to be closed which meant their profile was no longer searchable or visible on LinkedIn and, whilst it was a solution, it wasn’t ideal as it […]

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How to log a call with LinkedIn

On July 8, 2021 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We’ve all been there; something doesn’t work as we think it should or it’s broken and we need help. With LinkedIn the trouble starts when you try to find a human to help you. Hmm… none to be seen it appears. But once you know how, logging a call with LinkedIn is quite straightforward. Just […]

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Creator Mode on LinkedIn

On June 23, 2021 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

In previous blogs we’ve told you about the introduction of Cover Story and Gender pronouns, this time we are looking at the roll out of Creator Mode for all profiles. This is part of the increasing duality of how different types of users want to use LinkedIn – do they want to be media famous […]

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How to get found more often in the LinkedIn people search.

On June 14, 2021 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn uses a proprietary algorithm to present search results to each individual user and no one knows exactly how it works, but we do know you can influence where you appear by doing some simple things with your LinkedIn profile. Below are some ideas for improving how you appear in the people search results on […]

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LinkedIn Service Page

On June 14, 2021 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Another recent addition to LinkedIn is the service page which according to LinkedIn is a “dedicated landing pages that showcase your services and businesses at no cost.” The idea is that this free tool will help your business get discovered on LinkedIn by its members and anyone outside of LinkedIn searching for your services via […]

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LinkedIn Gender pronouns

On May 11, 2021 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

You might have already noticed that some users on LinkedIn are using the new, optional gender pronouns field at the top of the Profile which will be displayed next to your name, but you might have been wondering how they do it or perhaps why? Simply put, gender pronouns are the words we use to […]

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LinkedIn introduces a new and upcoming feature rolling out soon – Cover Story

On May 5, 2021 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn recently announced a new tool called Cover Story – not yet available in the UK but slowly rolling out globally. It is aimed at helping users share their professional skills via an introductory video within their profiles. The idea of the video Cover Story is to give you the opportunity to personalise your profile […]

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