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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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LinkedIn introduces a new and upcoming feature rolling out soon – Cover Story

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

LinkedIn recently announced a new tool called Cover Story – not yet available in the UK but slowly rolling out globally. It is aimed at helping users share their professional skills via an introductory video within their profiles. The idea of the video Cover Story is to give you the opportunity to personalise your profile […]

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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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Rather be followed on LinkedIn than connected? Well you can.

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

A while ago LinkedIn introduced the option to opt-in to making “Follow” the primary action on your profile rather than “Connect.” LinkedIn’s thinking is “it’s important that the right people can see and interact with your thoughts, questions and ideas. Other like-minded professionals benefit from hearing your perspectives on timely news and trends impacting your […]

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LinkedIn Events is here (again)

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

Events had been a function on LinkedIn until late 2012 when they removed it due to a lack of use, but back at the end of 2018 LinkedIn quietly started to release events as a function again to enable you to promote, highlight and get people to come along to events. We wrote this blog […]

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How to update your LinkedIn header image (and what makes a good one)

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

We’ve all seen those profiles with the clever, branded and visually impressive images at the top, and I am often asked what should go in there, how to do it and more, so here’s a blog to explain the thinking and process. On the desktop client you can see it across the tops of a […]

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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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Time to clean up your LinkedIn connections whilst you’re working from home?

On March 30, 2020 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We’ve written lots about the different approaches to LinkedIn and whether connecting a lot or being more selective could work well for you and you can read more about that here, but our view has always been that to make LinkedIn work for you it always has to be personal and that includes the connections. […]

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