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Quick guide to what makes a good LinkedIn profile.

On May 10, 2023 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I am often asked if I have a guide of what a “good” profile looks like, and I often send people towards our Profile test and our How good are you at using LinkedIn test as these should get you thinking. If you wanted a quick guide your profile should have: Professional Headshot: Having a […]


The bare essentials required for a successful profile on LinkedIn.

On December 1, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Ok, you might have a profile on LinkedIn, but does it make you stand out from the crowd of over 450 million other users on LinkedIn? In this blog I am going to walk you through some of the most essential elements of your profile: its visibility, your picture, your headline, experience section, and the […]


You’ll have greater success on LinkedIn if your profile is working for you.

On October 10, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Too many people on LinkedIn just fill out their profile and expect the results to roll in. That’s like going to a huge networking event in a nice suit, but not talking to anyone! A good profile on LinkedIn takes a little more planning and preparation than that. At the heart of LinkedIn is the […]


Groups to get facelift and give you 4 times more profile views

On August 29, 2013 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn has been working on enhancing the interface of groups with a new look and feel in line with the menu and homepage presentation changes of late. It is about time they did this as it was starting to get tired and dated and we are delighted to see this change. Below is an example […]


Just how good is your LinkedIn profile? Want to check in under two minutes?

On October 3, 2012 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I have reviewed thousands of profiles for law firms, accountants, corporates and global companies over the last two years and the one consistent bit of feedback is wow I never knew. So I have put out a tool that scores profiles as a way to get everyone to up “their game”. LinkedIn is a fab […]


Can I recommend recommendations?

On June 18, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I’ve got over 170 recommendations that say I’m good at what I do, I’m a great guy to work with and to share a coffee with, but so what? If you want to make it easy for people to buy from consider this: in a search only your name, professional headline, amount of connections (if […]


The obvious LinkedIn mistake that drives me crazy – hiding your value behind your job title

On May 26, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Using a professional headline is a huge way to get found and to demonstrate your value, but the way most people write theirs is such a very common mistake on LinkedIn. When you do a search you only get names, professional headlines, number of connections (or 500+) and number of recommendations. Imagine Joe Blog, MD […]