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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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LinkedIn Searches With Less Than Ten Results

Posted by on 28 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Search


I was wondering – how do you find small pools of people on LinkedIn?

Sure, it’s easy enough to find “Software Developers” (113,240), “Engineers” (2,125,674), and “Managers” (7,981,035), but what about people who have uncommon names, titles, and tags…

So come along with me while I try to find search criteria with at least one, but no more than ten profiles that match.

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Gaming LinkedIn Search Results

Posted by on 15 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Search


Would you like to have the #1 position when people search on LinkedIn?

Would it matter if doing so made you look like an idiot?

Today was going swimmingly well when I tripped over a post on another blog about how one could rank #1 on LinkedIn within 10 minutes.

Let’s have a look at this advice and compare with what I’ve already said…

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Finding Gradunzas On LinkedIn

Posted by on 08 Jun 2011 | Tagged as: Search


LinkedIn has repeatedly mentioned that the site includes representation from every major company, and that’s been one of the major attractions. For some reason, users still don’t quite get that the search capabilities are powerful enough to find most anything.

So I thought we’d take a moment to check in on them – ok?

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LinkedIn Yanks Full Names

Posted by on 03 Nov 2010 | Tagged as: Search


Walked into an interesting question this morning at a seminar, and thought I’d share it here…

“What’s up about not showing last names for 3rd degree contacts?”


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Searching For Prospects

Posted by on 12 Oct 2010 | Tagged as: Search


LinkedIn rocks as an effective sales tool – where else can you research target companies, check the backgrounds of key employees, and find information to help make a sale?

And to stave off the revolt from my “I don’t want to get sold” portion of readers, it’s all good – and I’ll tell you why.

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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

Exposing LinkedIn Connection Myths – Part III

Posted by on 20 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: Connections, Search


Connecting to thousands of people helps you get found!

So let’s check this out.  If a LinkedIn user indiscriminately connects to thousands of people, can they be “found” better?

Let’s start at the top…

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