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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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How to add a voluntary section to your LinkedIn profile

On September 18, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Not all work roles or jobs that we have are paid roles as it is always good to give back. If you’re not careful though your LinkedIn profile can get confusing as people try to work out which of your roles is the one you focus on or are good at. If you’re volunteering or […]

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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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Just sent a LinkedIn connection invite to someone you shouldn’t have?

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

Have you ever had that moment that just after you hit ‘connect’ you realise you shouldn’t, it was the wrong person or perhaps that you forgot to personalise it? People often send me a connection request AND an email apologising for the lack of personalisation on their invite after coming on one of our courses. […]

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How to hide your email address on LinkedIn

On March 11, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Did you know you have the option to control who can see your email address on your LinkedIn profile? There are in fact 4 options to choose from so you can be very specific as to who has access to your email address and who doesn’t. To set your preference click on the Me icon […]

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