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The new Teammates feature on LinkedIn

On November 12, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn are currently piloting a new feature called Teammates. This isn’t available to everybody yet, but the idea is that this feature will “ensure you never miss an update from your team” and by team they mean work colleagues. If you have access to this feature you can currently add people such as your manager, […]

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LinkedIn introduce “Find an expert”

On October 7, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn have recently started to roll out a feature called “Find an expert” which is aimed at helping users find a service provider for a task they want completed. Currently only available on the mobile apps (iOS and Android), this option allows you to ask your network and also the wider LinkedIn audience for their […]

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How to hide your birthday on LinkedIn

On October 4, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

It’s drummed into us a lot lately about cyber security, identity theft and fraud, and some people feel that having your birthday on your LinkedIn profile increases your risk of exposure to these types of activities. Why you may ask? Well, when you add your birthday to your profile you get the option of choosing […]

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Reordering your current job roles on LinkedIn

On September 3, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

As work life evolves, we are all starting to have more than one job, developing a more portfolio-based work life. The good news is LinkedIn let’s you have many roles of current work experience within your profile, but you do need to think about and order them in the way you want people to see […]

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What “Your Post has been Trending” on LinkedIn means & should you care?

On August 29, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Since LinkedIn introduced the “Your post has been trending” feature some months back it has caused a lot of confusion with users not really understanding what it means and whether it’s a good thing or should they even care. So, here’s a blog about it. Just after LinkedIn introduced hashtags, they decided that they wanted […]

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Please connect to me (and let me steal your data)

On July 23, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Sometimes I feel like a broken record, not all connections on LinkedIn are good. Quite often they can be detrimental to you, your business and the perception of value to your audience, clients and casual viewers. One of my favourite quotes ever is from Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn: Often people are flattered to […]

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Social selling

On July 15, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

When I originally started out as a salesman (many years ago!!), the sales process was quite simple – make some leads, follow them up with a demo or meeting and then (politely) chase them up to get some commitment. Diagrammatically it looked like this: Then in 2003 the sales process started to evolve with the […]

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Are you working for your own company on your LinkedIn profile? Time to check?

On July 1, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

It’s surprising how many times we have looked at LinkedIn profiles (and we do look at a lot!) that show a person is working for the wrong company. This is usually not intentional and just because they have not selected the right company when adding it to their profile, it didn’t exist when they got […]

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How to send a personalised LinkedIn invite from a mobile phone

On June 24, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We can’t reiterate enough how important it is to send a personalised LinkedIn connection invite every time you send one, rather than using the standardised “I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn” invite. “Why?” you may ask. Well, how do you feel when you receive a standard “I’d like to connect […]

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How to stop your LinkedIn home page looking like Facebook

On June 4, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

The most important thing to understand about your homepage feed is that it is a reflection of the people you have chosen to follow, invited to connect or accepted connection invites from. Therefore, if the content you keep seeing is not as professional as you are, perhaps you have some unprofessional connections? If you see […]

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