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Name pronunciation on your LinkedIn profile

On July 23, 2020 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We’ve all had one of those moments when you are due to meet, call or Zoom with someone and you look at their name and worry that you might get it wrong but no fear as LinkedIn might save the day. Another new recent addition to LinkedIn on the mobile phone is the ability to […]

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#OpenToWork on LinkedIn

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

A recent new addition to LinkedIn is the #OpenToWork feature to help highlight to people viewing your profile that you are on the lookout for a new role and open to new job opportunities. To enable the feature from your LinkedIn profile you need to click on your photo at the top of your LinkedIn […]

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How to manage your followers on LinkedIn (and why you might want to)

On April 2, 2020 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

While your 1st-degree connections automatically follow your posts and articles, anyone can follow you, even if they’re not in your network. Following someone on LinkedIn means that you can see what they do in a public way and hence all their posts and interactions in the public domain – which is most of them!  Think […]

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Top 10 industries on LinkedIn 2019

On December 9, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

As it’s been over a year since we last looked at the top 10 industries on LinkedIn globally and in the UK, we thought it was time to review the statistics and see what’s changed, if anything. Looking at the top 10 industries globally on LinkedIn, interestingly the top 6 industries haven’t changed in order, […]

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Time to check if you are you open to hackers on LinkedIn?

On November 27, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Most people don’t realise that when they log into LinkedIn the session stays open. No worries you might think, but what about those times when you quickly log in to send a message on a public PC or on a client or suppliers site? Have you left your account open to someone else whilst you […]

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Network, reach and audience are NOT the same

On November 21, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

With the continued rise of LinkedIn and other social platforms there is an increasing focus on audience, reach and network but quite often these terms are misused and muddled. To explain the difference an analogy is called for – A room full of people for a business event where perhaps you are talking on a […]

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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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Introductions

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

As some of you will know I believe in the huge power of relationship, referrals and making introductions when I can see a good fit or think somebody can help someone else I know or have met. Most of the time I make the introduction at my own suggestion rather than being asked to do […]

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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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