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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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Away message on LinkedIn

On November 4, 2020 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

A recent new introduction on LinkedIn is the Away message (currently only available to premium members). Like out of office messages on your email, the Away message on LinkedIn allows you to set a message that goes out automatically when a connection sends you a message via LinkedIn. To set up the Away message: Go […]

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How to change the order of your current jobs on your LinkedIn profile

On October 19, 2020 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Increasingly we all seem to be evolving into multiple work interests be it two paid roles, charity roles or others and this makes LinkedIn profiles a little more interesting to craft. The trend if often called a “portfolio career” or if fashionable “slashers”, these individuals have multiple professional role identities to manage but when you […]

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How to add rich media, website links, videos and more to your LinkedIn profile

On October 13, 2020 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We’ve all seen those profiles with little images, clips to click on and watch, and documents in profiles supporting what the person is trying to get across – their personality or maybe even a call to action (you can see some examples in my profile here). If the emails I receive are a guide, a […]

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