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Are You Using LinkedIn @Mentions Properly - Or At All?

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

LinkedIn mentions can be a little bit confusing, especially if you're trying to expand your own professional network. To use this functionality when posting on LinkedIn, simply type the @ symbol followed by the name of the person. LinkedIn will auto-populate the name of the person. 

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

4 Ways to Avoid LinkedIn Picture Disasters

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Whether you are creating a LinkedIn account to find a new job, building your brand, or want to maintain and create new professional relationships, it's important to get your profile picture right. It's usually the first thing people see when they find your post, and therefore the first impression that many people will make about you. So what makes a good--or bad--profile photo?

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

5 Surprising Things That Can Help Your LinkedIn Account

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 31, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Good for you! You've joined LinkedIn, the powerful professional network. And you've done your homework: Your profile is complete, your photo is professional, and you've completed your Summary. You've even received some recommendations. What could go wrong?

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Job Search Advice, LinkedIn Resources

LinkedIn Connections: Make it Personal!

Posted by Brian Spence on May 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

When you're writing an invitation to connect via LinkedIn, you may not think it's worth putting much thought into. After all, you don't personalize most of your other social media requests. Facebook? You click a button. Twitter? Your contact doesn't even have to approve of you "following" them. The same is true on Pinterest: you might follow people that you've never met before simply because they routinely post things that you're interested in seeing. 

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Does Your Social Media Photo Scream Career Potential or Disaster?

Posted by Brian Spence on May 8, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Savvy job-hunters know that your social media presence can impact your career opportunities. Sites like LinkedIn have taken the place of traditional recruitment strategies for HR departments around the country.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Job Search Advice, LinkedIn Resources

13 Reasons Why You Should Focus More on Your LinkedIn Profile

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 24, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Most of us are on LinkedIn, but are we really using it to its full potential? More than almost any social media portal in existence today, it is continuously implementing new changes to supoort our career goals, networking efforts, and ever-changing corporate environments.  You think you know, but do you?

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

5 Ways to Grow Your Influence Through LinkedIn

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 13, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Are you in Sales and wondering how you’re going to meet your next production goal?  Or, are you not in sales, but still want to contribute to your company's growth?   Whatever your role in an organization, finding new customers is a fundamental challenge for every business. If you’re looking to attract new business or service new clients, here are five ways to cultivate prospects through business focused social network.  

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, LinkedIn Resources

Want to Build a Stronger LinkedIn Network? Get Back to Basics

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 21, 2014 8:00:00 AM

When used optimally, LinkedIn can be an invaluable resource for professionals. Boasting over 300 million members, it can provide users with the opportunity to build their brand and network with other professionals. However, not all LI profiles are created equally.  While LinkedIn's technology and capabilities have continued to evolve over time, it is still the basics that bring professionals the most success.

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

9 Key Steps to Making the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 23, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Whether you're happily employed, employed but actively seeking another opportunity, or unemployed, you need to have a LinkedIn profile. With over 200 million members worldwide, it is a professional social networking site that offers users the ability to showcase their skills and work experience online. LI users are also able to build professional networks that can potentially lead to career advancements, research and discuss industry issues with other users, join groups to ask and answer questions, and much more.

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

3 LinkedIn Tips to Connecting to People You May Not Know

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 29, 2014 8:00:00 AM

LinkedIn is not a true social network in the sense that it is where people go to chat and share details of their personal lives. It’s a site for professionals and job seekers, and as such, there are some basic and very important guidelines that people should follow when connecting with others whom you don’t know that well personally.

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Topics: LinkedIn Resources

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