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How to Personalize Connection Requests on the LinkedIn App

Do you use LinkedIn on the go? The main LinkedIn mobile app is a great tool for checking your news feed, corresponding with connections, and — importantly — getting the 411 on people you’re about to meet.

But actually making connection requests? Traditionally, not so much. Selecting “Connect” from the mobile app […]

By |March 29th, 2016|#socialforwork, LinkedIn, Social Job Search|Comments Off on How to Personalize Connection Requests on the LinkedIn App

Meme-Shaming on LinkedIn (and Why It’s Not a Good Idea)

Does civility matter any more?

The other day I posted an update to LinkedIn posting the following question:
What’s worse? Posting an off-topic comment, puzzle or gif on LinkedIn? Or picking a fight with someone who posted an off-topic comment, puzzle or gif on LinkedIn?
My premise was this: That even though we […]

By |March 8th, 2016|#socialforwork, LinkedIn, Personal Branding|Comments Off on Meme-Shaming on LinkedIn (and Why It’s Not a Good Idea)

LinkedIn Introductions Broken? Pick Up the Phone.

There’s a segment in my Mastering LinkedIn class that’s focused on using First-Degree Connections to meet Second-Degree Connections, one of the most important functions on LinkedIn.

My favorite part of this segment is showing people how many ways LinkedIn helps us uncover our mutual connections:

There’s the “Shared Connections” links on search […]

By |January 6th, 2016|#socialforwork, LinkedIn, Social Job Search|Comments Off on LinkedIn Introductions Broken? Pick Up the Phone.

5 Facebook Privacy Tips that Can Save Your Career

When it comes to social media, most of us think about LinkedIn for work and Facebook for fun.

We turn to LinkedIn to protect and enhance our professional reputations, crafting profiles that capture us at our best, and nurturing networks of people who can help us succeed.

And then we turn to […]

By |August 20th, 2015|#socialforwork, Facebook, Personal Branding, Social Job Search, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Facebook Privacy Tips that Can Save Your Career

How to Connect Like You Mean It on LinkedIn

I’d like to connect with you on LinkedIn.

Think about how many times you’ve seen that message in your inbox over the last year. How did it make you feel? What did it make you do? And even if you recognized the sender, wouldn’t it have been better if he had given […]

By |May 27th, 2015|#socialforwork, LinkedIn, Social Job Search|Comments Off on How to Connect Like You Mean It on LinkedIn

Learn LinkedIn. In a Day.

It’s time.

Join us June 19 for a special LinkedIn boot camp at the Adelphi education and conference center in Hauppauge, Long Island.

This five-hour session will help you hone your LinkedIn skills, whether you’re looking for work or trying to drive sales. We’ll focus on how to use the free version […]

By |May 19th, 2015|#socialforwork, Classes & Workshops, LinkedIn|Comments Off on Learn LinkedIn. In a Day.

5 Things to Do on LinkedIn Every Day.

We all have LinkedIn, right? We’ve got a profile page — with a picture. We’ve crafted a well-written summary and a detailed history. And we’ve got connections – trusted associates who will help us succeed.

But how many of us feel like we’re actually getting something out of LinkedIn? How many […]

By |May 12th, 2015|LinkedIn, Personal Branding, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Things to Do on LinkedIn Every Day.

New eBook: Tips for Your LinkedIn Profile

We teach LinkedIn. A lot.

From a longstanding series of workshops at Labor Department One-Stops, to classes at Hofstra, to corporate training programs for marketing, HR and sales departments, we’ve developed several programs to help people make the most of LinkedIn for their businesses and their careers.

Today, we’re happy to announce […]

By |March 8th, 2014|#socialforwork, LinkedIn, Personal Branding, Social Job Search|1 Comment

LinkedIn Tip: Claim Your Custom URL

You’ve spent hours finessing your LinkedIn profile. You’ve pondered your keywords, struggled with your headline and methodically built an effective network. Now it’s time to get people there.

The Public Profile URL is an often-missed part of the LinkedIn marketing toolkit. It appears on your profile page, beneath your profile picture, […]

By |September 30th, 2013|#socialforwork, LinkedIn, Personal Branding|Comments Off on LinkedIn Tip: Claim Your Custom URL

How LinkedIn Gets Those Email Addresses

LinkedIn took to its blog this weekend to refute allegations in a class action suit that it “hacks” into member email accounts and spams their contacts.
Frequent users of LinkedIn know what this is about. LinkedIn gets ahold of your email contacts, suggests that you connect with those who already have […]

By |September 26th, 2013|LinkedIn|Comments Off on How LinkedIn Gets Those Email Addresses