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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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How to add rich media, website links, videos and more to your LinkedIn profile

On October 13, 2020 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

We’ve all seen those profiles with little images, clips to click on and watch, and documents in profiles supporting what the person is trying to get across – their personality or maybe even a call to action (you can see some examples in my profile here). If the emails I receive are a guide, a […]

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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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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 change your location on LinkedIn

On September 8, 2020 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn are always changing the platform and trying to make it better and they are changing the address system at present.  This means your address on your profile might change but it doesn’t always get the location right and hence we wanted to share how to change your address to make it the best reflection […]

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