How to validate a great person from their LinkedIn profile
On February 12, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
As LinkedIn is the biggest ‘list’ of professionals on the planet with over 540 million users around the world it can be a great resource to find the people you need in your business – but how can you tell the good people from the less good? Quite often we look for the resources we […]Read More
How to stay human in a digital age
On November 1, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Back in May 2016 we wrote a blog Who’s afraid of the big bad human looking at the benefits of talking to someone face to face or over the phone, rather than via email or swapping messages via text or social media sites. It seems that now in 2017 the ability to communicate with […]Read More
How to write conversational status updates, posts and content on LinkedIn
On October 3, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Too often people divorce any thinking of real life when they get on LinkedIn, slipping into “social media mode” and suddenly do and write things in ways we would never do in #reallife! Perhaps if you thought of LinkedIn more like a conversation with someone you know, like a connection (or all of your connections) […]Read More
How to get headhunted on LinkedIn without the boss knowing.
On January 30, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
As January always feels like a flat month after the excitement of Christmas and the New Year, perhaps your thoughts have turned to thinking about a new career or a fresh job opportunity to add some spark into your working life. You might want to let people know on LinkedIn that you are looking, but […]Read More
7 tips to make your networking more professional and successful
On January 24, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
You might be a seasoned networker or perhaps have plucked up the courage to join a networking group for the first time, but have you stopped and thought about how you should behave whilst attending a group? Your behaviour is paramount to how you are perceived by others and you need to gain peoples trust […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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, […]Read More
LinkedIn: a helpful tool or a time-soaking distraction? (Part 3 of 3) Time to get serious?
On December 14, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
In our previous blog in this series (found here) we looked at how relevant LinkedIn is to you by demonstrating that there are sufficient people on LinkedIn who could make great clients. Now LinkedIn isn’t just all about sales, it works on many other levels too, and this is what we are going to look […]Read More
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 […]Read More
The bare essentials required for a successful profile on LinkedIn.
On December 1, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Ok, you might have a profile on LinkedIn, but does it make you stand out from the crowd of over 450 million other users on LinkedIn? In this blog I am going to walk you through some of the most essential elements of your profile: its visibility, your picture, your headline, experience section, and the […]Read More