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Campaign sees ‘Dyslexic Thinking’ become a LinkedIn skill

On April 7, 2022 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

A campaign from Virgin’s founder Richard Branson has seen “Dyslexic Thinking” added as a new and valuable skill on LinkedIn in the last week. The campaign, simply called “Dyslexic Thinking,” was run alongside charity Made by Dyslexia aimed to improve the understanding of neurodivergence. From our side we have constantly seen a stream of Dyslexic […]

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How to write your LinkedIn profile About section

On March 21, 2022 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

One of the most common questions I get asked about LinkedIn profiles is what to write in the About section, and hence this blog will give you a little guidance and some pointers. There are two core narrative sections in your LinkedIn profile – ‘About’ (about you) and ‘Experience’ (about your work). It is important […]

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Career breaks on LinkedIn

On March 4, 2022 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn are finally rolling out the ability for users to add a Career Break to their profile, the idea being that, rather than having a gap in your work experience history if you have taken a break from work, you can now choose the Career Break option, select an option to describe the reason for […]

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How to remove a Twitter account from your LinkedIn profile

On February 15, 2022 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We’ve all done it, got excited about a new platform, added it to our LinkedIn and proudly shown off that Twitter logo for years. Now a few years on we might not be so active, so present, and hence it might be time to take that Twitter link off our LinkedIn profile – but how? […]

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How to memorialise or close an account of a deceased person

On September 7, 2021 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Previously, when someone died, the only option on LinkedIn to deal with their LinkedIn profile (assuming you had authority to act on their behalf) was to request for it to be closed which meant their profile was no longer searchable or visible on LinkedIn and, whilst it was a solution, it wasn’t ideal as it […]

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How to get found more often in the LinkedIn people search.

On June 14, 2021 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn uses a proprietary algorithm to present search results to each individual user and no one knows exactly how it works, but we do know you can influence where you appear by doing some simple things with your LinkedIn profile. Below are some ideas for improving how you appear in the people search results on […]

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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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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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How to write a recommendation on LinkedIn (and if you should)

On January 6, 2021 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

As we all start to do more and more online it is becoming more and more important that you look as good online as you are in real life and I am not talking just about “that” photo on your LinkedIn profile! Increasingly people check out the “stuff” they want to buy or engage with […]

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