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A Holiday Gift Of The LinkedIn Personal Trainer

Posted by on 25 Dec 2012 | Tagged as: Ways to Use LinkedIn

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Happy Holidays!

And I’ve got exciting news – The LinkedIn Personal Trainer is now part of the Amazon lending library – free to borrow for all Kindle users.

But wait – there’s more!-) (You just can’t say that too often;-)

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LinkedIn Giveth – Perhaps Too much

Posted by on 21 Nov 2012 | Tagged as: About the Service, Profiles, Ways to Use LinkedIn

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Is it too much to let strangers evaluate your network?

LinkedIn apparently thinks it’s perfectly fine to let third degree connections know which companies, schools, industries, and locations your connections hail from…

What – you don’t believe me? Check this out…

How do I Use LinkedIn? Let Me Count The Ways!

Posted by on 05 Sep 2012 | Tagged as: Polls, Ways to Use LinkedIn

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(with a nod to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

We asked readers to let us know how they used LinkedIn – and the people researchers stuffed the ballots!

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Changing LinkedIn Usage Styles – From Quantity To Quality

Posted by on 28 Jun 2012 | Tagged as: Connections, Ways to Use LinkedIn

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Heading over to the mailbag for a letter today! T… asks about fixing up his LinkedIn presence. He says:

Until I read your posts I just asked people to join me a bit ad hoc. … [So I was interested in] an article on how to rectify the mistakes if you are already on LinkedIn and have “farmed” contacts?

I’ve implied some things about that sort of situation over the years, but it sounds like a great topic for today.

Let’s have a look.

Oh No, My LinkedIn Profile Is Incomplete!

Posted by on 16 Feb 2012 | Tagged as: About the Service, Ways to Use LinkedIn

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The LinkedIn blog has alerted me to the fact that “profile completeness” has undergone a transformation – and sure enough, my profile is now only 90% complete!

Gasp!

What is one to do?…

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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

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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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How To Reach Your Contacts With LinkedIn

Posted by on 04 Dec 2011 | Tagged as: Connections, Ways to Use LinkedIn

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“Just how can I reach multiple connections with a message?”

That recent comment led to this post – I’ll show you how right here.

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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

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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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