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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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Happy Birthday LinkedIn – it turns 18 today!

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

When you turn 18 it is the official end of your childhood and the beginning of adulthood and that feels like an appropriate view for LinkedIn. After officially starting on the 5th May 2003 it was on a mission to “connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful” and it has certainly […]

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What’s the average profile views on LinkedIn?

On March 9, 2021 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We’ve often wondered what the average number of profile views on LinkedIn was. This was prompted by peoples’ assumptions that their LinkedIn was working well for them as “some” people had looked at them (this number varied wildly!). So, we took on a mission to do a little research. Individuals taking part in the research […]

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Why recommendations on LinkedIn matter and how to request them

On February 24, 2021 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

An increasingly important aspect of your LinkedIn profile are recommendations as they can make a big and positive difference to your online reputation when someone looks you up or does their due diligence. Recommendations are reflections of the good work you have done, the impact you’ve had on people and the positive things people say […]

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How to stop seeing that annoying person’s updates on LinkedIn

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

I bet if I asked you if you had someone that annoys you on LinkedIn with too many posts, or too salesy or inappropriate posts someone would immediately spring to mind – together with a mental grrr about them as your hackles come up and you think less than positive thoughts about them, their personal […]

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How to write a recommendation on LinkedIn (and if you should)

On January 6, 2021 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

As we all start to do more and more online it is becoming more and more important that you look as good online as you are in real life and I am not talking just about “that” photo on your LinkedIn profile! Increasingly people check out the “stuff” they want to buy or engage with […]

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The three degrees of connections on LinkedIn

On December 16, 2020 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Everybody has a network of connections on LinkedIn, but what do the three degrees of connections mean to you? Perhaps you’re more familiar with the Six Degrees of the actor Kevin Bacon or The Three Degrees singers from the 1960’ and 70s? LinkedIn’s three degrees do not relate to pop stars or actors but to […]

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What should I say on update posts on LinkedIn?

On December 7, 2020 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Many people are unsure what they should say and how they should act on LinkedIn so I thought I would share some suggestions. Think about the posts on LinkedIn being the same as when you interact with people in real life in a business setting like a networking event, conference or convention – those small […]

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Top 10 industries on LinkedIn 2020

On November 25, 2020 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

It’s that time of year again when we look at the top 10 industries on LinkedIn globally and in the UK, and it’s interesting to see what’s changed. Looking at the top 10 industries globally on LinkedIn, the top 3 industries haven’t changed in order from 2019 to 2020, although the number of users on […]

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How to stop receiving invites to join LinkedIn (or invites on the wrong email)

On November 18, 2020 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Not everyone wants to be a member of LinkedIn, yet sometimes you can keep receiving invitation emails to join again and again and, if you’ve no intention of joining LinkedIn, it can be a pain .. but you can stop it. LinkedIn has a way to block it by simply hitting unsubscribe here and filling […]

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