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Top 10 Articles In 2011 On The LinkedIn Personal Trainer

Posted by on 29 Dec 2011 | Tagged as: About the Service, Applications, Connections, Entrepreneurial, Etiquette, Groups, Introductions, Jobs, Outside LinkedIn, Polls, Profiles, Recommendations, Search, Ways to Use LinkedIn


Let’s take a moment to ring out 2011 and look back at some of the most read articles for the year.

It’s been an interesting one with the release of The Revised LinkedIn Personal Trainer and the public stock offering from LinkedIn. (The later of which didn’t make much of an impact here…)

It’s hard to compare an article written in January against an article written in November – the one’s just been around a whole lot longer to attract attention. So I’ve used a bit of a weighting to try to factor that in.

And so – here they are – the top ten articles from 2011…

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Repost – Twelve Days Of LinkedIn

Posted by on 13 Dec 2011 | Tagged as: Applications, Connections, Etiquette, Groups, Introductions, Jobs, Profiles, Recommendations, Search


Since it happens to be 12 days before the big day, I thought it might be fun to point out the “Twelve Days of LinkedIn” video. Short, unaccompanied, and hopefully worth a chuckle or two…

To your continued success,


Steven Tylock

How Well Do You Really Know And Use LinkedIn?

Posted by on 03 Nov 2011 | Tagged as: About the Service, Connections, Groups, Introductions, Jobs, Profiles, Recommendations, Search, Ways to Use LinkedIn


Consider this challenge – four years ago it was easier to convince people that holding a training session on LinkedIn was a good idea. It was new, didn’t have any real help facilities, and wasn’t the most straight forward to understand.

But a couple months back I proposed an event that coincided with the release of The Revised LinkedIn Personal Trainer and was essentially rebuffed – the group members didn’t think they’d get much value from it.

And that’s why we came up with this quiz…

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Jumpstarting Second Careers With LinkedIn

Posted by on 30 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Connections, Groups, Jobs, Profiles, Recommendations, Search, Ways to Use LinkedIn


This topic blends a number of different questions that readers and seminar attendees have asked over the years, and seems to call out for a special article.

How should a user deal with multiple industries, age, locations and positions when they’re working with LinkedIn?

“Steve, can you help me merge those elements?”

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Did LinkedIn Gut Recommendations In Response To Social Ad Outrage?

Posted by on 22 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Recommendations


Somewhere in the last week or so, LinkedIn stopped displaying the name of those who recommend you.

What’s up with that? I hear you asking already – surely this must be some sort of error…

Read on and I’ll lay it all out for you.

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Wonderful Coworkers Recommending

Posted by on 27 Aug 2010 | Tagged as: Connections, Recommendations


Some skeptics seem to think that LinkedIn recommendations are not worthwhile, but to me – they’re golden.

As I mentioned last post – if you’re connecting to people you know, the things they write will absolutely support you.

So let’s look…

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Favorite Linked Things

Posted by on 03 Aug 2010 | Tagged as: About the Service, Connections, Entrepreneurial, Groups, Introductions, Jobs, Profiles, Recommendations, Search, Ways to Use LinkedIn


Here’s a bit of a tribute to LinkedIn for all my readers – I hope you enjoy it!

This thread will also help me start a number of postings over the next few weeks as I cover each of these favorite things – to explain them a little further.

Visiting this site for the first time?

If the video has brought you to The LinkedIn Personal Trainer for the very first time, a bit of an introduction is in order.

Hi – I’m steve!

And I wrote The LinkedIn Personal Trainer as a concise guide to getting started with LinkedIn – and sell it in both paperback and e-book formats.

This site is dedicated to exploring and using LinkedIn as an extension of that book.


I’ve written nearly 200 additional articles about new features, happenings in the LinkedIn world, and reader questions – and they’re all available to you through the “Archives”, “Categories”, and “Search” sections off in the header or right column.

Reader feedback

I’m always interested in the issues you face and looking for material for articles, so please don’t be a stranger. If you leave a comment, or send me a note, I’ll do my very best to respond quickly.

Like what you read?

And lastly, if you like what you’ve read here, please sign up for the email feed (or RSS if you prefer that) in the top right corner.

When you enter your email address, I’ll give you a short note whenever a new article is posted – so you don’t have to keep checking back.

The email will include the headline and first paragraph of the topic – and if you’re not interested, just delete it and move on.  If the topic is of interest, there will be a link to click over for the full article.

And spread the word

Perhaps the biggest thing you can do to help me, is to spread the word about this site. If you learned something here, recommend the to others.

As always, I remain committed to your continued success,


Steven Tylock

Can I Get A Recommendation From Outside LinkedIn?

Posted by on 29 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: Recommendations


Let’s follow up the myth on recommendations with a write-in question on the same topic.  It’s asked often enough to go into a FAQ:

Can I get a recommendation from someone who isn’t a member of LinkedIn?

The short answer is no – but you’ll want to read the rest of the answer to understand why that’s a good thing…

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