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LinkedIn can save you a lot of time and make finding alumni easy

On April 3, 2024 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

When you look at the number of people in the UK that are on LinkedIn it can be quite daunting. What can you do to help you stand out amongst 37 million others? How should you use it to help you, your school and your alumni? If you were to go looking for an educational […]

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LinkedIn skills up

On March 13, 2024 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn has always been focused on people and has supported skills since the early days, and you can see a skills section within your profile just under your work experience and education (if you can’t, simply go to “Add profile sections” and you can include it). But there has always been a couple of challenges […]

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LinkedIn kills off X / Twitter

On February 8, 2024 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

X/Twitter and LinkedIn have always been quite uneasy partners and LinkedIn has now closed the door completely on them. As you can see in the left image below it used to be included in your contact details but has now been removed as per the right image. You also can’t now post to X / […]

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Fed up with seeing invites to collaborative articles on LinkedIn? Well turn them off!

On January 30, 2024 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

A few months back LinkedIn released collaborative articles to try and engage more people, to get them to share their perspectives, and expose some of their value and insight to others. So, what is a collaborative article? They are often AI generated to try and get you involved in a conversation and if your answer […]

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How to get more engagement on your LinkedIn posts – part two

On December 19, 2023 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

The previous blog with ten ways to get more engagement was super popular so here are ten more! 1. Name drop others – You need to be cautious here. When you name drop people (up to a maximum of five I’d suggest) they need to respond to your post in some way or the algorithm […]

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How to get more engagement on your LinkedIn posts

On December 12, 2023 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

People often get quite focused on getting engagement through comments, likes, and shares as that is what you do on social media right? Well yes, but of course LinkedIn isn’t social media, it is a social network and hence the “rules” and results can be very different – depending on why you are there and […]

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How to close a LinkedIn account

On November 30, 2023 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Perhaps you have found out that you have more than one profile, perhaps you want to step back from LinkedIn, whatever the reason closing your account is a quite straightforward process as long as you can access the account (if you can’t then you need to visit this blog first). 1. Access your “Setting and […]

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How to NOT tell your network when you update your profile.

On November 14, 2023 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We always encourage people to review their LinkedIn profile on a regular basis as things change and aspects of their profile might need updating. For example, a new job title, a new role in a different company, a new profile photograph as the old one doesn’t have enough grey hairs showing (maybe that’s just me??!!). […]

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Getting bugged by InMails? How to stop it permanently

On November 6, 2023 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

One of things that annoys business leaders and those with good job titles is inMail messages. You might occasionally get an interesting one, but 99% are just unhelpful and we’ve worked with leaders that get 50 (yes 50!) per day, so no wonder. Now whilst LinkedIn says these are great, and used appropriately they can […]

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LinkedIn quietly goes contactless.

On November 1, 2023 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

One of the interesting choices that LinkedIn made when it first started out over 20 years ago was giving people the option, often not obviously, to import and invite their contacts from mobile phones, computers, and email platforms. This opened the door to new connections when LinkedIn started over 20 years ago, but also caused […]

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