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Four things you should have covered in your LinkedIn profile

On October 5, 2020 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

There are over 430 million (yes I checked) articles with tips about your LinkedIn profile and, whilst I don’t want to add to that morass, there are some aspects that are mostly overlooked and hence here are four key things you need to include within your profile – Differentiation, Value, Likeability and Trustworthiness. Differentiation What […]

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How to stop your LinkedIn home page looking like Facebook

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

The most important thing to understand about your homepage feed is that it is a reflection of the people you have chosen to follow, invited to connect or accepted connection invites from. Therefore, if the content you keep seeing is not as professional as you are, perhaps you have some unprofessional connections? If you see […]

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Are you curious about, like or love the new LinkedIn Reactions?

On May 8, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Around 10 days ago LinkedIn introduced and started to roll out the new LinkedIn Reactions (you might not have them yet as they are being rolled out gradually). They say these are a “set of lightweight expressions that offer members a way to more easily participate in conversations and communicate with their network”, and a […]

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Has your picture disappeared to others on LinkedIn?

On February 6, 2019 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Whilst you can see your own picture when you look at your own profile not everyone else can necessarily. I’ve recently spotted quite a few profiles where you cannot see the photograph until you have connected to them, but with that comes a problem. If you have that profile, then a casual viewer will most […]

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I thought you were professional and then I looked at your LinkedIn profile (oh dear).

On October 16, 2018 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I don’t know about you, but I regularly meet someone in another way before I “meet” them on LinkedIn. Maybe I’ve had a great chat with them at an event or over a coffee or informal meeting, or maybe I’ve seen their biography, CV or profile from a website, and I’ve felt they’ve come across […]

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86% leave this critical part of their LinkedIn profile out – have you?

On December 14, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

You know the scene – you’re at an event and someone you know says “I’ve seen your LinkedIn profile” do you think ‘oh great’ or ‘oh dear’? Many of us struggle to write about ourselves as this is something we don’t often do, we mostly write about other people. In our everyday life we don’t […]

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How to ruin your LinkedIn profile part one – Job title jenius

On June 26, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I’ve previously written about profile pictures I never want to see on LinkedIn and the mistakes people make when choosing which picture they use on their LinkedIn profile. This time I thought I would have a look at some of the spelling mistakes people make on LinkedIn when writing about themselves professionally. My top 5 […]

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7 tips to make your networking more professional and successful

On January 24, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

You might be a seasoned networker or perhaps have plucked up the courage to join a networking group for the first time, but have you stopped and thought about how you should behave whilst attending a group? Your behaviour is paramount to how you are perceived by others and you need to gain peoples trust […]

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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 […]

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Do you look like a fool on LinkedIn? (and we don’t just mean in April)

On April 12, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

How many times do you see a maths problem, a family photograph, a politic entry, a meme or a quote from a famous person at a networking event, convention or conference? Not very often? How about on LinkedIn? How many times do you read them and think oh good, wow? Not many I bet! There […]

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