March 2020 – Tip of the month

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LinkedIn Salary feature and gathering market data from LinkedIn March 2020 There are two ways you can use LinkedIn to prepare for a salary negotiation. Both tips provide potential data points that you can use for benchmarking and market research. 1) The most straightforward way is to access LinkedIn’s salary feature. As a quick refresher, this was rolled out in 2016 and … Read More

January 2020 – Tip of the month

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How to use LinkedIn for interview research January 2020 In light of the interviewing theme for this issue, I’ll share some easy ways to utilize LinkedIn for interviewing preparation. Once you have an interview lined up, use the website to research the company and the people who might be interviewing you. When you are invited to an interview, it’s always … Read More

November 2019 – Tip of the month

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How to use LinkedIn QR code to find others on the fly November 2019 When developing your career, you want to grow your network and adding LinkedIn connections is one way to do that. Even better, connecting on LinkedIn in the moment you are meeting someone new can be a great idea for many reasons. It helps confirm spelling (which … Read More

September 2019 – Tip of the month

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Microsoft’s Résumé Assistant and how it ties to LinkedIn September 2019 Since Microsoft bought LinkedIn, they have been integrating features and one is called Résumé Assistant. You may not know it, but unless you changed your LinkedIn security setting once the feature was added, you have given permission to share the job description content from your profile with Microsoft Word … Read More

July 2019 – Tip of the month

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How to use your LinkedIn headline to brand yourself July 2019 One of the best ways to brand yourself on LinkedIn is by using the right keywords throughout your profile. The most important area is in your headline because it is the most heavily weighted field on LinkedIn for Search Engine Optimization (SEO).  The default setting will be for the … Read More

May 2019 – Tip of the month

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How to personalize the LinkedIn invitation (on web and mobile) May 2019 It’s so important to personalize your LinkedIn invitation. Do you do this? If not, you should. Here is a link from the LinkedIn Help Center explaining how to personalize an invitation on the website or using iOS or Android. If you don’t customize, it is obvious that you sent a … Read More

March 2019 – Tip of the month

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How to customize your LinkedIn URL March 2019 How to customize your LinkedIn URL This month’s tip is “evergreen,” because it’s useful no matter when you do it. It’s about customizing your LinkedIn URL, which is a quick and easy way to enhance your LinkedIn profile.  Maybe you have already done it?  If not, it only takes a few minutes. … Read More

January 2019 – Tip of the month

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How to find a mentor on LinkedIn January 2019 How to Find a Mentor on LinkedIn In November of 2017, LinkedIn officially rolled out a new feature to facilitate mentoring relationships called Career Advice. It was first available in the US, UK, India and Australia, with all locations to follow. It’s hard to find the landing page but if you go to this … Read More

December 2018 – Tip of the month

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Reach out and say hello on LinkedIn December 2018 Reach Out to Say Hello Through LinkedIn We encourage you to set aside 30 minutes each week this month to reach out to your 1st degree contacts on LinkedIn. You can easily find these contacts by clicking on My Network on the main dashboard after logging into LinkedIn. When you arrive on your … Read More

November 2018 – Tip of the month

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Updated information on working around the headline character count limitation November 2018 Updated Tips on Countering Headline Space Limitations A few months ago, I shared a workaround for the character limit of 120 on your LinkedIn headline. Since then, I have learned from listening to LinkedIn Expert Wayne Breitbarth (as a guest on the Resume Storyteller with Virginia Franco podcast), that you get … Read More

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