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LinkedIn has changed its Profile template

LinkedIn Finally Gets Your Profile Right

LinkedIn is my primary social network and, having just celebrated its 15th birthday, has finally gotten the design of member Profiles right.

Over time I haven’t been happy with several of LinkedIn’s changes, especially when a few years ago they decided to hide your contact information. They eventually undid that gaff by moving it in small type to the right of your Profile. But the new Profile design gets my thumbs up  Read More→

Networking can lead to new business

Did You Miss These Changes in Your LinkedIn Profile?

Have you noticed the changes in your LinkedIn Profile over the past year? Some were subtle and others more noticeable, such as enabling you to add a colorful graphic header.

The LinkedIn Blog is an excellent source for news about LinkedIn, particularly regarding changes to Profiles. I decided to look through last year’s updates and picked out several noteworthy ones that you may have missed.

In December, LinkedIn unveiled its new home page design. The new dashboard gives you instant feedback on how you’re doing. Read More→

Build your business and brand on LinkedIn

How You Can Build Your Business and Brand on LinkedIn

As I’ve built my business, two digital tools have been invaluable: my blog and LinkedIn. I was heartened to learn in a recent survey that of the Fortune 500 CEOs who use social media, 70% choose LinkedIn as their one social network. So LinkedIn is definitely where I want to be active and maybe you should be, too.

Can You Get Business?

linkedin-58Almost everyone I encounter who is finally getting serious about LinkedIn asks me the same question: Have I gotten business directly from LinkedIn?

The short answer: Yes. My participation on LinkedIn does bring in queries and revenue that continues to grow. Mostly, members ask for my help in defining their brands and updating their Professional Headlines and Summaries. Read More→

Stand Out With a Video in Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn videosIs your LinkedIn profile up-to-date? Would you be embarrassed if a potential employer or client visited your profile and found a blank space where your photo should be and a skeleton of a profile? That’s not how you want to present yourself to the business community.

LinkedIn has firmly established itself as the network for business professionals. Companies are searching for candidates to fill important positions. Potential clients are reviewing company and personal profiles when they’re researching consulting firms. Read More→